Airtel Africa has partnered with WorldRemit to scale its operations by offering instant money transfers across Africa.
WorldRemit will enable customers from across the globe to receive money in Airtel Money wallets via their mobile app.
The partnership is banking on the successful connection to Airtel Money services in DRC, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Niger, with customers now able to send money to Rwanda via WorldRemit.
The connection to more mobile money accounts through Airtel Africa allows us to expand our payout network and options available to customers across the continent. It is really exciting and important to us that we continue to increase financial inclusion for our customers in Africa while delivering a fast, affordable and secure service.Andrew Stewart, Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa, WorldRemit
Airtel Money enables mobile money users to send local and international money transfers, make utility payments, pay merchants, save money in their mobile wallets, purchase airtime and access a range of mobile financial products. Airtel Africa currently operates in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East, Central and West Africa.
World Remit offers innovative ways for the unbanked across the world to receive money, including bank account transfer, cash pickup and mobile money. Around 70% of WorldRemit transfers are sent from the mobile app.