Warid Mobicash now in Congo

VALUE ADDED SERVICES

|
Image: By Mobicash
Warid Mobicash now in Congo

Telecoms operator Warid Congo SA has announced the launch of Warid Mobicash across its network. This offer is based on the Mobile Money technology from Mobicash.

Warid says its MobiCash solution uses multi-factor authentication mechanisms (NSDT, fingerprint, NFC and Voice biometric) technology.

The resulting mobile payment platform allows Warid MobiCash customers to make simple and secure cashless transactions using any phone model or network operator.

A statement released by Patrick G. Ngabonziza, Group CEO of Mobicash, said that P2P transfers alone, which typically end with a recipient converting e-money back to cash, are not enough to deliver on the company’s vision of a cash-free ecosystem.

“Instead, Warid MobiCash positions itself as ‘Much more than Money Transfer’ and typically promotes some combination of various services such as money transfer, airtime top-up, bill payments, and merchant payments. By doing so, Warid MobiCash provides consumers with options to use their electronic money rather than instantly converting it back into cash and can be termed as a “national payment instrument”.

Michel Elame, CEO of Warid Congo S.A, said: “The launch of Warid Mobicash is a true revolution on the Congolese market; we believed in it, and we did it! This new service is open to all Congolese and accessible through any local mobile network operator. The launch of Warid Mobicash confirms yet again, the status of Warid Congo as an innovator. We believe that this new born will strengthen our brand as well as our position on the market. So, “Make it happen” will not just remain as a simple slogan, but a true vision of our company striving to satisfy the users by always offering them exciting innovative services”.

Francis Okouele, Head of VAS of Warid Congo S.A, added: “Deploying the Warid Mobicash solution is a clear sign that Warid Congo intends to being the most innovative mobile phone network in Congo. Warid Mobicash opens up a world of financial transactions to the Congolese people. They can now, through their mobile phone, pay bills, buy airtime, and send/ receive money from all over the country, anytime they like, and regardless of their network operator. This is a unique innovative offering for the Congolese consumers.”

Ngabonziza concluded: “The banking system as we know it today is the most dividing and exclusive system in the society. Money should be identified to human right and dignity and transactions should be available to all citizens. For Warid and Mobicash Unserved doesn’t mean unservable and our partnership aims at extending financial services to all Congolese, thus deepening the financial sector.”



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE VALUE ADDED SERVICES NEWS

Tigo, Western Union enable mobile remittances in Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda and Western Union have announced the launch of a new service that allows reception of international remittances directly into mobile through Tigo Cash accounts.  Read More

Airtel debuts direct purchasing on facebook

Airtel Ghana has launched the first direct data bundle purchasing on Facebook.  Read More

Effortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNO

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and enabler, Effortel, announced today that it is working with fellow MVNO, Equitel to provide Kenyan mobile subscribers with Africa’s first fully integrated banking approach via a mobile network.   Read More

Standard Bank Expands InstantMoney service to Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender by assets, has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda as part of broader plans to roll out the service across the continent. Read More

Transfast expands proprietary bank network into 23 African nations

Transfast, a leading provider of online, cross-border p2p payments solutions, has announced the expansion of its proprietary bank network into 23 African nations. Read More

BotswanaPost introduces PosoOnline

BotswanaPost continues to explore the technology space, this time with a new product called Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) or PosoOnline.   Read More

Telecom Chamber welcomes new guidelines on E-money issuers in Ghana

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication has welcomed the newly proposed guidelines for e-money issuers in Ghana and Agent Guidelines by the Bank of Ghana.  Read More

Why mobile money uptake is sluggish: Airtel CEO

Chief Executive Officer Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has called for a review of the current mobile money model, saying a telco-led model will help expand retail banking, thereby driving financial inclusion in the unbanked segment. Read More

SA travel company launches app simplifying new child visa laws

Cape Town-based travel company Drive South Africa has developed a web app simplifying the new visa regulations for parents travelling to and from South Africa with their children. Read More

MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson

MTN has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet to provide a premium mobile money experience for more than 275,000 mobile wallet users and 3,000 agents in Swaziland. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Batswana dragging feet in digital migration Batswana dragging feet in digital migration

More than a month after the deadline for the digital migration from analogue television, few people have shown any pronounced enthusiasm in entering the new digital TV realm. 

IN DEPTH

As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN Business App of the Year submissions closed

Entries for the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards taking place on 13 August in Johannesburg have closed, and an expert panel of judges that is adjudicating ...