Airtel and BGFIbank improve access to mobile banking
Mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel Africa (Airtel) and BGFIbank, the International Gabonese and French bank, have entered a partnership to improve access to finance for their users.Mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel Africa (Airtel) and BGFIbank, the International Gabonese and French bank, have entered a partnership to improve access to finance for their users.
According to the terms of the agreement, any customer of both groups who lives in Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Madagascar will be able to access their BGFIbank account on their mobile phone, Gaboneco.com reports.
They will be able to transfer money, to check their balance and to carry out admin tasks such as ordering a new chequebook.
All Airtel Money clients will also be able to withdraw money from BGFIbank ATMs without using an electronic card.
Chidi Okpala, director of Airtel Money, explained that this partnership is part of his company’s goal of supporting his users in their access to finance.
This aim is echoed at BGFIbank. “This partnership demonstrates that our group is determined to offer innovating services to our customers as they are more and more demanding and expect our services to be available 24/7, to be reliable and to be easy to use. We put mobile banking at the centre of our multi-channel strategy”,
Henri-Claude Oyima, director of BGFIBank, explained.
BGFIBank is present in 10 African countries. Bharti Airtel Africa is a subsidiary of the Indian mobile phone giant.