Ingenico presents a new system for securing payment transactions in DRC

Sep 24, 2012

Two firms specialising in electronic payment systems, Synergy Group and Ingenico Group, have organised a seminar in DRC bringing together domestic and international cashless payments experts.

Ingenico presented a transaction system meeting international standards for securing payment transactions, La Prospérité reports.

Special Adviser to the Head of State on infrastructure and planning Kimbembe Mazunga said during the seminar held on September 19th that "this new payment system offered by Ingenico, in collaboration with Synergy-Group, is a plus in terms of technology which will contribute to improving the business climate in DRC and place the nation in the league of emerging countries".

The meeting also aimed at raising awareness amongst the general public on new payment methods.

Seminar participants discussed the optimal management of financial flows, new electronic payment terminals and electronic payments between banks, as well as secure electronic prepayments and their benefits.

The Director of Synergy Group, A. L Kiteng, also stressed the importance and the urgency of modernizing the money transfer and banking transaction system in DRC.

Electronic banking is seen as a solution to increase access to banking services in a country where only 1% of the population has a bank account, according to figures from the Central Bank of Congo.

The new facilities offered by electronic banking and information and communication technologies can provide banking and financial services with added value, based on means of payment such as credit card, internet and mobile phone.