Airtel Africa has partnered with Western Union to provide Airtel customers access to international remittance services through their mobile phones across the territories
In a statement by el Africa, Airtel said the partnership would help take an active part in the international money transfer business. Airtel has collaborated with World Remit to provide money transfer services to Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda.
Airtel Africa is currently operating Airtel money, a mobile commerce service that allows customers to use their mobile number as an electronic wallet. The service works in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The partnership according to the report will allow global senders to use Western Union’s digital services. Senders in Africa can transfer money received from across the world into their wallets.
The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa, Raghunath Mangava, said, “This partnership gives our customers the convenience of directly receiving and sending remittances on their Airtel Mobile Money Wallets.”