When PayPal activates Nigerians:
I announced the inclusion of Nigeria to the lists of Countries to be served by PayPal last month, you can read it here…
We are First Bank of Nigeria and want to be the FIRST always
This month, First Bank Limited (The foremost bank in Nigeria) has decided to become first by taken the lead in providing more flexible means of online payment and shopping experience to their customers, partnering with PayPal(The global electronic payment provider) to consolidate their banking services which further support the cashless policy introduced to Nigeria country couple of months ago.
A First Bank online accounts makes an instant Paypal Verified account
The partnership will allow First Bank customers use their internet banking platform known as FirstOnline to open an instant and automatic verified PayPal account from their FirstOnline account, as a result, their customers would be able to use their FirstBank debit and credit card to shop and pay online on millions of websites around the world from their PCs or smartphones, without having to share their card details with the seller haven the added assurance of PayPal Buyer Protection.
The good News
Nigerian would not only buy and send payment with their PayPal account but can also use their First Bank debit and credit cards to pay on merchant website where PayPal is the payment gateway.
How to create your PayPal account through the FirstBank portal
If you are a FirstBank customer, registered on FirstOnline, here is how to create your paypal account through FirstOnline –
1. Login to FirstOnline at https://ibank.firstbanknigeria.com
2. Choose “PayPal wallet” in the main tab and click “Create PayPal Wallet” on the sub menu
3. Select which cards you wish to link to your PayPal account and which card will be the default card
4. Review details entered
5. Input the code generated by pressing the button on your online banking token and confirm the information therein
6. A popup window will appear. Use this to create your PayPal password
7. Click on “agree and create account”
8. You’re done! You will receive a confirmation message on the website as well as an email confirming the account creation
Well, something important is still lacking.
Hope to see Nigerians enable to receive payment through Paypal and not only buying and sending payments. What do you think?