Orange and Bank of Africa enable direct money transfers via mobile

Orange and Bank of Africa have expanded their partnership to offer direct transfers between accounts via mobile.

Orange customers will have the opportunity to carry out safe and real-time banking operations, to transfer money, pay for goods and services (water, electricity, education, television bills, etc.) and purchase airtime credit without needing to visit a bank or agent.

The large network of licensed Orange Money distributors will supplement the network of 450 Bank of Africa branches, offering a maximum number of cash withdrawal points to the customers of the two companies.

“The partnership between Orange and Bank of Africa illustrates Orange’s ambition to offer its customers high-quality services that are both easily accessible and easy to use. Our respective businesses complement each other making it easier for customers to manage their money using their mobile, wherever they are in the country and at any time of the day,” said Marc Rennard, Senior Executive Vice President, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia, Orange.

“The partnership with Orange Money enhances our range of services enabling us to increase customer proximity while offering high-quality, simple and useful services. This new service is also an ideal solution that meets our customers’ desire to carry out financial transactions any time and wherever they are,” says Alfa Barry, Deputy Director in charge of Marketing for the Bank of Africa Group.

This new service, which is designed for both individuals and professionals, has been available in Madagascar since August and will be extended to Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the coming months. BOA Madagascar is the first bank in sub-Saharan Africa to launch this service with Orange.

Orange Money currently has more than 11 million customers in 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Subscription to Orange Money is free of charge.