cbe

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
GBP
62.1019
63.3439
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
CHF
54.1489
55.2319
,
SEK
4.6487
4.7417
,
NOK
4.9112
5.0094
,
DKK
6.8036
6.9397
,
DJF
0.2949
0.3008
,
JPY
0.355
0.3621
,
CAD
35.7798
36.4954
,
SAR
12.7797
13.0353
,
AED
13.0803
13.3419
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
32.6996
33.3536
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
6.9042
7.0423
,
KWD
165.1794
168.483

awash

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
GBP
65.0282
66.3288
,
CAD
39.5357
40.3264
,
AED
14.4534
14.7425
,
CHF
56.7004
57.8344

abyssinia

USD
52.8333
53.89
,
GBP
57.1462
58.2891
,
EUR
52.0831
53.1248
,
AED
13.0173
13.2776
,
NOK
4.525
4.6155
,
SAR
12.7148
12.9691
,
SEK
4.287
4.3727
,
CAD
34.7916
35.4874

abay

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
GBP
65.0282
66.3288
,
CHF
56.7004
57.8344
,
AUD
36.1321
36.8547
,
AED
14.4534
14.7425
,
CNY
7.629
7.7816
,
DKK
7.5178
7.6682
,
DJF
0.2949
0.3008
,
INR
0.6485
0.6615
,
JPY
0.3922
0.4
,
KES
0.4
0.4409
,
NOK
5.4267
5.5352
,
SAR
14.1212
3.1433
,
ZAR
3.0817
3.1277
,
SEK
5.1367
5.2394
,
SDR
70.5229
71.9334

zemen

CAD
39.5064
40.2965
,
EUR
55.332
56.4386
,
GBP
64.4691
65.7585
,
SEK
5.0667
5.168
,
USD
53.061
54.1222

buna

nib

berhan

wegagen

USD
53.0774
54.1389
,
GBP
62.1396
63.3824
,
EURO
55.8693
56.9867
,
CAD
35.7404
36.4552
,
AUD
32.7503
33.4053
,
CHF
53.6594
54.7326
,
SEK
4.5906
4.6824
,
NOK
4.8276
4.9242
,
DKK
6.7205
6.8549
,
DJF
0.2947
0.3006
,
INR
0.6494
0.6624
,
KSH
0.433
0.4417
,
JPY
0.3471
0.354
,
SAR
12.7667
13.022
,
AED
13.0617
13.3229
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
6.7196
6.854
,
KWD
164.7021
167.9961

dgb

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
GBP
65.0282
66.3288
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
CHF
56.7004
57.8344
,
CAD
39.5357
40.3264
,
AUD
36.1321
36.8547
,
SEK
5.1367
5.2394
,
NOK
5.4267
5.5352
,
DKK
7.5178
7.6682
,
DJF
0.2949
0.3008
,
INR
0.6485
0.6615
,
KSH
0.4323
0.4409
,
JPY
0.3922
0.4
,
SAR
14.1212
14.4036
,
AED
14.4534
14.7425
,
ZAR
3.0817
3.1433
,
CNY
7.629
7.7816
,
KWD
172.9627
176.422

enat

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
GBP
62.1019
63.3439
,
CHF
0
0
,
SEK
0
0
,
NOK
0
0
,
DKK
0
0
,
KES
0
0
,
JPY
0
0
,
DJF
0
0
,
CAD
0
0
,
AUD
0
0
,
SAR
0
0
,
AED
0
0
,
ZAR
0
0
,
CNY
0
0

addis

GBP
59.4718
60.6612
,
USD
52.1166
53.1589

nbe

KWD
126.8085
129.34467
,
CNH
5.6258
5.738316
,
ZAR
2.6751
2.728602
,
AED
9.9063
10.104426
,
SDR
57.7908
58.946616
,
EUR
48.4016
49.369632
,
CAD
28.7765
29.35203
,
AUD
28.3265
28.89303
,
JPY
0.3389
0.345678
,
SAR
9.7001
9.894102
,
INR
0.5525
0.56355
,
DJF
0.2234
0.227868
,
KES
0.3664
0.373728
,
DKK
5.8896
6.007392
,
NOK
4.2714
4.356828
,
SEK
4.3114
4.397628
,
CHF
41.5822
42.413844
,
GBP
53.539
54.60978

dashen

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
GBP
62.1019
63.3439
,
CHF
54.1489
55.2319
,
SEK
4.6487
4.7417
,
NOK
4.9112
5.0094
,
DKK
6.8036
6.9397
,
JPY
0.355
0.3621
,
CAD
35.7798
36.4954
,
SAR
12.7797
13.0353
,
AED
13.0803
13.3419
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
,
ZAR
,
CNY

oromia

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258
,
GBP
65.0282
66.3288
,
SAR
14.1212
14.4036
,
CHF
56.7004
57.8344
,
AED
14.4534
14.7425

lion

USD
53.0886
54.1504
,
GBP
65.0282
66.3288
,
EUR
55.9076
57.0258

coop

Abyssinia Bank’s Visa CyberSource Solution Grew Popular Since 2020

Logo of Abyssinia Bank and Visa
Source: Addis Zeybe

 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abyssinia Bank has been striving to spread its motto, “A choice for all” in as many sectors as possible, one of them being in payment solutions that help businesses accept payments across channels and geographies.

 

This occurs at a time when e-Commerce enterprises have been steadily expanding in Ethiopia over the past few years due to the country’s growing internet user base, increased use of mobile devices, and, to some part, COVID-19’s effects.

 

Despite it being in its premature stage, the e-commerce sector is expected to boom in the coming years, especially with the development of the ecosystem and the implementation of the Digital Ethiopia 2025 strategy.

 

Abyssinia Bank, having realized the necessity of payment gateways for these businesses early on, partnered with Visa CyberSource, a subsidiary of global payments technology powerhouse Visa, to process online payments and provide efficient online fraud management in the country. By doing so in August 2020, Abyssinia became the first bank to implement a payment gateway in Ethiopia.

 

Why Payment Gateways?

 

Abyssinia Blog on how payment processors work

According to Abyssinia Bank’s blog, an e-commerce payment gateway is a service or solution that permits businesses to accept cards and other electronic payments online by encrypting sensitive personal information, such as debit, credit, or prepaid card numbers, to prevent fraud and protect the data from being intercepted by third parties.

 

It is mandatory for e-commerce businesses to have this service installed on their platforms to receive fees over the internet.

 

Despite the existence of a few other types of e-commerce payment solutions in the market, Visa’s CyberSource solution provided by Bank of Abyssinia (BOA) is the choice by many e-commerce businesses in Ethiopia right now, as per the Bank’s blog.

 

Of the many benefits a typical transaction transfer software provides, it:

  • Contributes to sales growth by enabling companies to accept card payments from clients who might not have access to other payment methods.
  • Decreases fraud by encrypting sensitive data and preventing third parties from accessing it;
  • Give companies useful information about their clients’ spending patterns and payment preferences

 

When looking at Abyssinia-led Visa’s CyberSource online payment solution in the Ethiopian market, the benefits include a variety of features that make online payments easy and secure, with fraud detection, transaction management, payment configuration, and customer support, to name a few.

 

Businesses can conduct refunds and returns using CyberSource’s services. Furthermore, it provides a range of statistics and analytics to assist organizations in efficiently tracking their payment processing operations. The primary features include:

  • Decision Manager: a powerful tool that helps businesses automate their fraud detection and prevention processes using AI, ML, and data from multiple sources.
  • Digital Invoicing: allows businesses to send invoice links directly to their customers through email or any other social media messaging apps and customers to pay their invoices online with a credit or debit card. This solution eliminates the need for a website as businesses can easily create payment links for customized or tailored price packages.
  • Tokenization: the process of replacing a customer’s payment data piece with a non-sensitive equivalent, known as a token, in order to keep and remember it. By substituting random numbers that have no meaning and cannot be exploited for fraud, this can be used to substitute personal information such as social security numbers, birth dates, and credit card numbers.
  • Virtual Terminal: this feature enables businesses or merchants to make payments just by possessing the customer’s payment information, absent the consumer. Additionally, the service enables companies to process card transactions without a physical point-of-sale (POS) terminal. However, it is reported that this feature was not active as of September 04, 2022.
  • Account Management: enables organizations to give various tasks and duties to staff members from various departments, resulting in a more precise and effective transaction process. Additionally, this tool gives business owners the opportunity to view all transactions, search for certain transactions, and filter transactions by status, enabling them to easily monitor their sales activity and evaluate the performance of their company.
  • Security: CyberSource’s security feature, known as 3-D Secure, is extremely sophisticated and intended to offer an additional degree of security to online card transactions. For cardholders making a transaction, it includes an additional authentication step. A one-time password (OTP) is also used, which is delivered to the cardholder’s cell phone, safeguarding both the cardholder and the merchant from unauthorized charges.

 

A testimony regarding this solution of Abysinnia Bank was forwarded by Deliver Addis, a food delivery e-commerce platform that allows customers to order meals from restaurants in Addis and have them delivered to their doorsteps.

 

Deliver Addis offers different payment options, such as mobile banking transfer, cash on delivery, and international debit/credit card payment, and has been a client of Abyssinia Bank’s payment platform since 2021.

 

According to Firehiwot Molalign’s statement to Abyssinia, Chief Finance Officer at Deliver Addis, the payment platform has enabled the firm to attract and retain customers who are using international cards. She also expressed her excitement upon learning that the Bank of Abyssinia has also started supporting local cards on the platform.

 

Many more businesses, FinTech companies, and banks, who sell goods or services online stand to benefit from this solution. Plus, Abyssinia Bank has been issuing domestic e-commerce-enabled cards and is now finalized to go live for an online payment solution in local currency, in addition to using international cards with a foreign currency. A team at the company is also on standby to assist businesses with the integration of the payment gateway API.

 

For more information, use Abyssinia Bank’s toll-free number, 8397, or stop by the bank’s head office to speak with a representative regarding the integration procedure, service payments, and the whole e-commerce payment system.