Orange Money, the mobile money service of Orange, and leading pan-African payments company Cellulant have launched a partnership to enable card-to-wallet transfers for eight banks in Botswana.
The partners say that the Orange Money Card-To-Wallet service, as it is known, enables customers to transfer money online from any bank account to an Orange Money wallet. The service is available to all Orange Botswana customers with bank accounts, allowing them to instantly send money to any Orange Money wallet regardless of who they bank with.
The sender does not need to have an Orange Money account; they are only required to have a registered Orange SIM card. The recipient needs an Orange Money wallet.
While most banks in Botswana have mobile apps, a few still do not provide this option for their customers. This solution will allow bank customers to move money from their bank accounts to their Orange Money wallets through the Orange Botswana website, a process that is powered by Cellulant’s payments platform, Tingg, which integrates 211 banks across Africa.
Tingg is a one-stop payments aggregator for multinational corporations, mid-caps and SMEs. It enables merchants to receive, view and reconcile all their payments via a single platform or through their system by integrating Tingg’s APIs, cutting out the need to sign up for multiple payments providers as well as, in the case of mobile money, MNOs and banks.
Customers can also buy airtime and access other MNO services using their Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards through Tingg.
Cellulant says this partnership has allowed Orange to increase its digital cash-in reach to 100%; it was previously only open to Absa and Standard Chartered Bank.