Orange Money in pact with Airtel for Cote d’Ivoire

Orange today announced its mobile money partnership with Airtel to send and receive money to or from people based in a country outside the Group’s footprint.

As part of the deal, customers of Orange Money in Cote d’Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa.

It is also the first time that people living in Burkina Faso will be able to send money to contacts in Cote d’Ivoire using their mobile phones.

Orange Money service

Orange said its Money International Transfer, which enables Orange Money customers in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali to carry out cross-border money transfers, has more than 200,000 users to date.

“Following the launch of Orange Money International Transfer between Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, we want to develop new ways to allow our customers to send and receive money between countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union,” said Thierry Millet, senior VP Mobile Financial Services and NFC at Orange.

Orange Money is available in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East and currently has over 13 million customers.

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