Jamaicans, NCB (National Commercial Bank) has entered the 21st century.
On Friday August 12th 2016 at 2 a.m. in the morning, they launched their Quisk Mobile money platform, based on the word of a very reliable source who has their finger of the situation.
They now join JCCUL (Jamaica co-operative Credit Union League) and Mozido Jamaica’s product JCUES JCUES (Jamaica Credit Union e-Payment Services) that was technically firs having launched back in June 2012 as pointed out in JCUES Mobile Money brings Cashless Society to the Unbanked as NCB debuts Cheque munching ATM Machine!
This is the same Mobile Money provider whose product I’d reviewed at NCB’s inaugural Digital Tech Symposium at the Terra Nova Hotel on Wednesday April 20th 2016 as laid out in How Quisk Mobile Wallet impressed at inaugural NCB Digital Tech Symposium. They had been granted approval back in May 2016 and are now rolling out their service, NCB Quisk.
— NCB Jamaica (@ncbja) August 12, 2016
The platform, called Mobile Money 2.0, is powered by Silicon Valley startup Quisk and built out locally with the help of software developer and Computer Systems Specialist AIS (Advanced Integrated Systems).
AIS and Quisk have other parties interested in Mobile Money 2.0:
- Lasco Financial Limited
- VMBS (Victoria Mutual Building Society)
- JMMB (Jamaica Money Market Brokers)
NCB has received a steadily growing number of signups for the service which allows you do the following transactions:
- Mobile Top up
- Bill Payment
- In-Store Retail
- International Remittance
- P2P and Mass B2P transfers
- Micro Finance
- Mobile Ticketing
- Cash in and Out
So far they have some thirty (30) merchants who have signed up as partners to launch Mobile Money 2.0 with more coming on board by the end of 2016.
Merchants on board for NCB Mobile Money – Remittances, ATM Withdrawals in the pipeline
The launch of NCB Quisk has been flawless, with no reported glitches or problems.
The future looks bright for this service as NCB may soon make it possible for Jamaicans to receive their remittance money from abroad without the traditional long lines.
Potential clients may even be able to withdraw cash from any ATM using their cellphone, no ATM Debit Card required!
NCB may even roll out the following future applications:
- Virtual ticketing meters
- JUTC SmarterCard payments
- Mobile betting
I’ll post an update as more information becomes available on NCB’s ongoing rollout of their Mobile Money platform, NCB Quisk!
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