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Facilitating Seamless Interbank Electronic Payments in Nigeria

NIP, which stands for Nigeria Interbank Payment System, is an electronic payment solution that enables seamless and secure fund transfers between different bank accounts within Nigeria. NIP serves as a foundational platform for interbank transactions, offering users a reliable way to transfer funds electronically.

% of coverage
  • Country


  • Population

    206 million (as of 2023)

  • Number of Bank Accounts

    Over 60 million

  • Popular payment methods

    NIP, mobile money, cash

% of coverage
  • NIP


  • Mobile Money


  • Card Payments


  • Cash Transactions


Payment Method Overview
  • Type:Interbank Electronic Payment Solution
  • Currency:Nigerian Naira (NGN)
  • Refunds: Subject to the refund policies of partnering financial institutions and merchants
  • Chargebacks:Possible through collaborating banks and financial institutions, subject to terms and conditions

About payment system

NIP is designed to streamline interbank fund transfers, making it a key solution for moving money between different banks in Nigeria. Users can initiate NIP transfers through their banks’ online or mobile banking platforms. This method offers a convenient and efficient way to transfer funds electronically without the need for physical cash or checks.

With NIP, users can transfer funds between their own accounts or to accounts in other banks. Transactions initiated through NIP are typically settled within a short period, enhancing the speed and efficiency of interbank transactions.

The significance of NIP lies in its role in transforming the landscape of interbank payments in Nigeria. By providing a standardised and electronic solution, NIP contributes to reducing the delays and inefficiencies associated with traditional methods of interbank transfers.

NIP’s commitment to security and reliability is evident in its secure authentication processes, encryption protocols, and seamless integration with banks’ systems. As NIP continues to be widely adopted by banks and users, it plays a pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s payment infrastructure, offering individuals and businesses a secure and efficient way to transfer funds between different banks.

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Payment flow

The customer selects Visa as their payment option and enters their credit card details to complete the payment.

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