GhIPSS initiates moves to enhance usage of E-Zwich card

GhIPSS officials

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has intensified activities to revive the patronage and usage of e-zwich cards.

Patronage of the electronic payment system has dipped over the years because most customers are constrained in accessing point of sale devises to put their cards into use.

GhIPSS has therefore partnered First Allied Savings and Loans Limited and other banks to make the product easily accessible to customers in Kumasi under the 2016 tagline of “Adoption and Usage”.

“We have realized over the years that, we have given out the cards but customers do not really know where to go and use it,” acknowledged Clara Arthur, General Manager of GhIPSS in-charge of Projects and Business Development.

“We want to make sure that people pick their cards and use it conveniently wherever they find themselves”.


She pointed out the relevance in using the e-zwich card in financial transactions, which include security and convenience.

Mrs. Arthur has also appealed to Ghanaians to promote and use “what is ours” and also promote domestic payments.

She assured the public GhIPSS is committed to building confidence in the efficient management of the electronic payment system.

E-zwich was introduced in Ghana in 2008 with high patronage but the biometric smart cards have since remained mere plastics in the wallets and purses of some patrons because of difficulties in using them.

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System’s road show for mass e-zwich registration in the Ashanti region would be replicated in other parts of the country.
Source: Ibrahim Abubakar | |Ghana

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