Soft Jazz music, cocktail ushered guests to the Eko Hotel Convention Centre on Friday at the launch of Remita, a new mobile app in town that will help people have a better organised lifestyle. Designed by SystemSpecs, for Android and IOS, the mobile application will help consumers broadens the available payment options.
Speaking at the launch on Friday at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, said John Obaro, Managing Director of SystemSpecs said his organisation saw a payment challenge about 12 years ago, a need in the market that needed solution.
“The need has to do with how organisations roll out their pay roll. We are working with the banks to make sure the staff cash gets to then digitally. Paying pension, taxes and other bills, we believe all these can be brought together on one platform, a comprehensive payment platform.,” explained Obaro.
He added that an exciting feature of Remita App is that it allows users, whether individuals or businesses, to request payments from anyone in style. At a click, you can simply share a QR code via email, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. All the payer would need to do is to snap the QR code from their smartphone or tap their device against the biller to complete transactions.
“It is a very safe App to use,” he explained further. “The features are designed in a way to protect users from fraud. It is the mobile version of the award-winning Remita payment solution which has for more than a decade helped many individuals and organisations to make and receive payments easily.
The release of the full version of the app is coming after its beta version was released on the Android platform in March 2017. With the full release of Remita Mobile App on Google playstore and Apple app store, millions of Nigerians with accounts in any commercial bank can easily access their account balances on one screen, conveniently make and receive payments across various bank accounts, and settle bills to several merchants within the private and public sectors from their mobile phone.
Tolu Oluyemi, product manager, SystemSpecs while doing a product review of Remita said the app is a personalised lifestyle application that people can relate with in their daily lives.
“Remita Mobile App will now enjoy a number of new features which would enable them to seamlessly make payments for others, view their payslip, and manage their business and personal accounts. An interesting feature of the new App is that it allows users, whether individuals or businesses, to request payments from anyone in style. Through the Remita App you can check your transaction history and place standing orders.”
In addition, he said at a click, they can simply share a QR code via email, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. All the payer would need to do is to snap the QR code from their smartphone or tap their device against the billers to complete transactions.
The security of access and transactions on the platform has been prioritised through standard industry security measures as well as specific security layers built into the app. Such measures include Personal Security Number, fingerprint authentication and One-Time Password (OTP) verification.
SME owners can easily switch between their business and personal profiles on the platform. They can also translate their existing physical process flows into a virtual form. As a result individuals, who for instance play different roles in various organisations as transaction approvers, would be able to play such roles using Remita Mobile App from their mobile phone – without needing to make physical appearances at work.
“Remita App places so much power in the hands of users by making it much easier and faster for them to manage their accounts across various banks and settle bills, on-the-go,” added Obaro. “It is particularly exciting that so much can be done from the comfort of their mobile device, without needing any other mobile app, any token, or visiting any bank branch.”
“The fintech market is saturated with apps performing related functions. As part of our brand strategy, we continually innovate to achieve product differentiation for the benefit of our consumers. Remita is the end product of this longstanding effort,” said Adédèjì Olówè, Executive Director, Products and Services, at SystemSpecs.
Remita Mobile App is available for download on Android Playstore and App Store.