Traction secures CBN licence
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued Traction, an MSME fintech platform, a three-in-one licence to operate officially as a payment solution provider across various payment categories.
This is one of the most recent licences from CBN since 2022.
Traction is one of the first fintech operators to receive a three-in-one licence.
This commercial payment service solution provider (PSSP) license enables Traction to provide a wide range of payment services to businesses that support them in delivering efficient payment options that cater to the varying payment needs of their customers.
With this approval, Traction can operate under the payment solution service (PSS) license category as a PSSP/ PTSP/ super-agent.
Co-founder of Traction, Dolapo Adejuyigbe, said: “Our focus has always been to expand and be able to cater to a wide range of business owners with our product offerings. Equipping these merchants with growth solution services is key for us at Traction. This license guarantees that we can expand beyond the city to towns to help small businesses of all types achieve their optimum performance.”
He added that the licence also deepens the collaboration between Traction and other fintech partners enabling them to extend their payment infrastructure to other players within the ecosystem.
Co-founder, Mayowa Alli, said: “This is really exciting news for us as this allows us to continue delivering product solutions that address the pain points of customers. This certification means that we can keep innovating especially in terms of payments, allowing us to provide multiple payment channels that ensure business owners can better manage their businesses to optimise their profits, reduce fraud and effectively reconcile their accounts.”