Airtel Mobile Money now in Malawi
Airtel has officially extended its Mobile Money service to Malawi.
Airtel Money now offers Malawian subscribers mobile banking, payments, transfers and airtime top-ups on their mobile phones. Over 1,700 agents have been contracted across the country so far, to allow for cash withdrawals and deposits in as many regions as possible.
Airtel Malawi MD Saulos Chilima noted that mobile commerce was changing the face of banking, and said the new service would take easy access to financial services to large numbers of unbanked Malawians.
Malawi’s Minister of Trade and Industry, John Bande, noted at the launch that services such as these would also simplify business for traders.