Gemalto to help EVM migration in Ghana for easy payment solution

GemaltoGemalto, global provider of digital security services, has partnered with Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) to deploy its PURE white-label payment solution to Ghana

The integration aims to support the country’s initiative to migrate to Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) payment method.

Archie Hesse, CEO of GhIPSS, commented that PURE is set to grant the company greater flexibility and help in modernising Ghana's banking and payments sector.

According to Gemalto, the migration aims to enable GhIPSS to provide support to its 41-member institutions for the introduction of domestic-branded EMV cards. The company said that the solution is expected to ensure the use of all bank cards at ATMs and POS terminals throughout Ghana, with a secure fraud protection system in accordance with the global payment standards.

Yogesh Mathur, vice-president for sales, telecom and banking at Gemalto, said that the PURE has enabled businesses including Verve in Nigeria, PostBank Uganda, Algeria and Morocco, to have complete control of their card. This also allow them to achieve smooth transition to contactless and mobile payments.

According to Mathur, Africa’s EMV customers include BNI Madagascar and Société Générale Mozambique and many other Barclays affiliates in the region. Apart from Ghana, the company actively supports the EMV migration in Ethiopia and Angola as well.

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