Introducing UBA and Sterling Bank USSD payment channels

Your customers can now pay you using United Bank for Africa's *919# and Sterling Bank's *822# payment channels.

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As a business owner, it's important to be able to collect payment from customers however they prefer to pay you. This is why we're always working to increase the number of payment options available to your customers.

We're excited to announce the introduction of two new payment options on the Paystack Checkout form. Customers can now pay Nigeria-based merchants using the United Bank for Africa *919# and Sterling Bank *822# USSD channels.

This means customers in Nigeria now have the choice of three bank options within the Pay with USSD channel: Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa, and Sterling Bank.

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How Pay with USSD works

Once a customer of any of the three available banks selects their bank option, they'll see the special USSD code they'll need to dial into their phone. Doing this will trigger an automated USSD sequence which will guide the customer through authorising the transaction from their bank account.

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How to enable UBA *919# and Sterling Bank *822# collections

If you already have USSD enabled as a payment channel in your Paystack Dashboard, you don't need to do a thing - UBA *919# and Sterling Bank *822# have already been enabled for you.

To confirm that you have USSD enabled, kindly visit the Preferences page of your Paystack Dashboard, and look at the "Accept payments via" section. If USSD is checked, your customers will be able to pay you via GTB *737#, UBA *919#, and Sterling Bank *822#.

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The benefits of collecting USSD payments via Paystack

In addition to high transaction success rates, all USSD payments processed through Paystack enjoy the benefits of being captured on the Paystack Dashboard, including harmonized financial reporting and exports, granular user permissions so that different members of your team can access transaction data, the ability to quickly issue refunds or manage disputes, and much more.

Pricing

These new payment channels have exactly the same pricing as all other payments channels - there's no change in pricing. Kindly see the Pricing page for up-to-date pricing info.

Need any help?

Do you have any questions about USSD payments or suggestions? Send us an email at [email protected] — we’re happy to hear from you! ❤️✨