Airtel, Nico Insurance partner on mobile insurance payment
MOBILE| Dec. 29, 2013, 8:22 a.m.
Airtel customers can now pay for their Insurance to Nico Insurance Zambia Limited using their “Airtel Money” accounts.
This partnership is a reflection of the synergies that exist between insurance companies and telecommunication companies across Africa, in providing an exciting and convenient consumer experience.
“Airtel Money is an easy to use, versatile and exciting service which is password-protected through state-of-the-art security systems”, says Airtel Managing Director, Charity Lumpa.
Airtel Money is a mobile money platform which allows its customers to make payments and other non-cash transactions quickly and easily. It has been widely adopted by corporate, government and individual customers for the purchase of airtime, Person-2-person cash transfers and utility bill payments.
“We are confident that this system will improve efficiencies and lower the cost of doing business. The more payments are processed electronically, the less spend on paper which Airtel Money seeks to encourage in the country,” said Lumpa.
She added: “Airtel Money customer base has reached 1.8 million with 800 million agents countrywide and half a million transactions on a monthly basis.”
She added “Airtel Money likes to be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, and is constantly looking for ways to improve its customer experience. This is demonstrated by Airtel being the first telecommunication company in Zambia to offer a mobile payment option.”
Speaking at the same function, Nico Insurance Zambia Limited, Chief Executive Officer, Titus Kalenga, said: “We are living in a time when consumers of goods and services do not have to cover long distances to deposit or withdraw money as technology has simplified their lives by using their mobile phones.”
He added “Nico insurance is providing a 10% discount on motor, home, household goods, personal accident and liabilities insurance to all customers on Airtel Money and up to 15% discount for Airtel Premier Customers.
MORE MOBILE NEWS
Huawei joins Vodafone to bolster E-learning in refugee campHuawei has come out in support of an initiative to supply over 18,000 refugee students in Africa’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, with tablet PCs for education. Read More
SA author writes acclaimed novel using BlackBerry smartphoneA South African businessman and author has written an entire novel using his smartphone. Read More
Blu Telecommunications partners Huawei on 4G LTE networkBlu Telecommunications, a Ghanaian owned and managed telecommunications company deploying ultra-fast 4G LTE network ,will partner Huawei Technologies to provide a wide range of telecommunications services using 4G LTE technology. Read More
Airtel Malawi launches US$35,000 Musical CompetitionAirtel Malawi has launched a K14 million (US$34,508.26) mobile music competition which will be conducted in a partnership with Trace Music Star and international music super star Akon. Read More
UNHCR, Safaricom to take tablets to Dadaab refugeesThe United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Vodafone Foundation and Safaricom, have announced a partnership to bring transformative mobile-based education programmes to pupils at 13 schools in one of the world's largest refugee camps. Read More
Tigo Ghana connects Domestic Violence SecretariatTigo Ghana has provided ICT services to connect the Domestic Violence Secretariat of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to enable them to carry out their work in a more relaxed and digitally-friendly way. Read More
Safaricom to lower Kenya - Rwanda roaming ratesSafaricom has announced that it is set to lower the cost of calls and roaming rates between Kenya and Rwanda, with effect from the 1st of October 2014. Read More
Hunt on for Africa’s music talentBharti Airtel has partnered with TRACE Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out what it describes as the largest mobile musical competition in Africa. Read More
Blu Telecommunication unveils Founders Campaign at Accra MallBlu Telecommunication, one of three companies authorised by the National Communications Authority to provide 4G internet services in Ghana, is gearing up for launch. Read More
FEATURED STORYGrowing African focus on data security
Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.
COMPANY NEWSCNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014
Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.