DPO Group granted a regulatory licence to provide payments services in Nigeria
By Edlyn Cardoza
One Payment Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Pan-African digital payments group, DPO Group, has been granted a licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide certain types of payments services to businesses across Nigeria.
This licence enables the DPO Group to operate as an independent payment solutions services company in Nigeria as it does across over 20 other countries in Africa. DPO offers merchant aggregation services to over 60,000 active merchants, including e-commerce companies, airlines, and travel agents.
Local and global businesses trust DPO Group because its robust and reliable network allows merchants to accept payments in the currency of their choice. DPO works across local and international channels, offers strong protection against fraud and helps merchants manage refunds, chargebacks, and more. E-commerce has seen significant growth in Nigeria in recent years due to high levels of internet penetration combined with being one of the largest digital economies on the continent. Digital payments make up the large majority of payment volumes in the country, and volumes are expected to reach 7.7 billion by 2025, representing a growth of 45% from 2019.
Eran Feinstein, CEO of DPO Group, commented, “Nigeria represents a key market for any business with a digital focus, as one of the most innovative African countries when it comes to fintech and eCommerce. This new licence is an exciting development which will allow us to offer an even smoother payment process for Nigerian businesses looking to grow and reach more customers through secure digital payments.” Network International acquired DPO Group in 2021 in a landmark deal for the African payments space. It continues to operate under the same brand in existing territories and will be launching a new comprehensive payment solution, ‘DPO Pay’, for businesses across Africa and other territories. DPO’s country manager in Nigeria – Chidinma Aroyewun, said, “This licence provides an exciting opportunity for us at DPO. It allows us to work with tens of thousands of Nigerian businesses and help them achieve their growth goals through secure payment technology.”
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