CBN rolls out new license regime for payment systems


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By Elizabeth Adegbesan


In a bid to promote a strong and credible payment system in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has    approved new license categorization for payment systems in Nigeria.

In a circular to all Payment Service Providers, Banks and Other Financial institutions issued yesterday, the apex bank noted that payments system licensing has been streamlined according to permissible activities in four broad categories namely: Switching and Processing; Mobile Money Operations (MMOs); Payment Solution Services (PSSs); and Regulatory Sandbox.

The circular signed by Director, Payment System Management Department, CBN, Musa Jimoh stated: “CBN in line with its commitment to promote a strong and credible payment system has approved new licence categorisations for the payments system.

“The new licensing framework offers clarity for new and existing market participants given the significant evolution and innovation in the Nigerian payments…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper