- Archie Hesse, CEO of GhIPSS, has opened up on the performance of the system
- He revealed that the system recorded a 600% increase in use in the first half of 2020
- Hesse explained that GIP transactions were 2.45 million compared to 350,666 for the same period in 2019
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YEN.com.gh has learned that the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS) has recorded a 600% increase in the use of its GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) system.
The increase was recorded in the first half of the year 2020 and compared to the same period in the preceding year.
Information available shows that GIP transactions were 2.45 million in 2020 compared to 350,666 for the same period in 2019.
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The GIP system helps with the transfer of funds from one bank account to another. It also plays a role in the instant transfer of funds to a different bank account or a mobile money wallet
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse, the increase in use is due to the fact that users need not move to banking halls to effect such transactions.
Per a report by Ghana News Agency, he added that it is expected that GIP will continue to record increased usage.
Hesse went on to say that GhIPSS will continue to educate the public on the benefits of using such convenient and efficient means of transferring funds.
In other news, the government-appointed receiver with respect to the defunct 347 microfinance companies and 23 savings & loans and finance houses, Eric Nana Nipah, has revealed that all unpaid customers will receive their claims by the end of July.
He indicated that about 98% of the customers have been paid and the rest would receive what is due them in a few weeks.
Nipah added that he has successfully saved Ghana about GHc1 billion by scrutinising fake claims.
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