Unified Payments taps Compass Plus Technologies for its new payment gateway platform to future-proof its e-commerce acquiring business

Unified Payments (UP), Nigeria’s premier financial technology service provider, has successfully launched its e-commerce gateway services built on the new state-of-the-art payment gateway platform from Compass Plus Technologies. The strategic move further strengthens the 18-year partnership between the two technology titans and has enabled UP to become the first institution in the country to achieve 3DS2.2 certification, enabling secure and frictionless payment processes. Additionally, UP will now be able to introduce a range of new and convenient payment methods, including pay-with-phone-number, phone-number-on-file, card-on-file and pay-by-link.

UP’s mission is to become Africa’s dominant and world-class e-payment service provider by leveraging the most advanced technology available. To maintain its position at the forefront of the market, UP needed to migrate its existing payment gateway to a solution that would enable it to achieve 3DS2.2 certification in the shortest time frame possible and provide enhanced payment experiences.

UP selected the payment gateway from Compass Plus Technologies due to its revolutionary mobile-first approach to accepting payments online. The new payment gateway will help UP maintain its market-leading position by enabling it to offer secure omnichannel payment journeys and quickly adapt to changing consumer preferences. The project was completed in just three months, marking the smooth and successful migration of its payments gateway and the achievement of 3DS2.2 certification.

“We are delighted to have successfully migrated our payment gateway to Compass Plus Technologies,” commented Emmanuel Ejembi, Group Chief Technology Officer at Unified Payments. “This makes us one of the first institutions in Nigeria to be 3DS2.2 compliant, ensuring we deliver the smoothest and most secure payment experiences possible. It also put us in the perfect position to introduce a range of new payment methods to our customers, solidifying our commitment to being Africa's dominant and world-class e-payment service provider. Compass Plus Technologies has been our valued partner for 18 years and our close relationship ensured the project was delivered seamlessly and quickly yet again.”

“We are proud to have helped UP become the first 3DS2.2 compliant institution in Nigeria,” said Rustam Bagautdinov, Key Account Manager at Compass Plus Technologies.Over the years, we have worked with UP on a range of projects to help them drive innovation in the African payments industry, and it’s always a pleasure to work with such a forward-thinking company. We look forward to further supporting their business and other innovative projects in the future.”