Our History
  • 1997: Incorporated as Smartcard Nigeria Plc
  • 2000: Rolled out the first electronic purse card solution in Nigeria, the first by any Card Scheme in Nigeria
  • 2000: Re-branded as ValuCard Nigeria Plc
  • 2004: Became a Principal Member of Visa International (now Visa Inc.).
  • 2006: Was certified by Visa as being EMV-compliant and commenced Visa acquiring services same year.
  • 2008: Was certified as being Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Compliant
  • 2008: Decommissioned the ValuCard e-purse product
  • 2008: Successfully transformed from being a card scheme to being a global Payment Card Industry service provider.
  • 2008: Launched the first global internet-based money remittance solution in Africa – V-Money Transfer
  • 2012: Licensed as a Payment Terminal Service Provider by the Central Bank of Nigeria
  • 2012: Re-branded as Unified Payment Services Limited