Airtel Money in Niger allows customers – even those without bank accounts – to securely send, store and receive money on their phones, buy airtime top up, and pay for goods and services.
The launch of the service means that Airtel subscribers in Niger can now instantly receive remittance payments on their phones instead of travelling to a foreign exchange bureau to collect cash.
Senior mobile analyst at WorldRemit, Alix Murphy said, “At WorldRemit we want to give people the power to share money anytime, anywhere. With the WorldRemit app, the Nigerien diaspora can now send money to their loved ones back in Niger – just like an instant message.”
In addition to instant transfers to Airtel Money wallets, WorldRemit also offers the option for people in Niger to collect transfers as cash at any branch of BINCI and Poste du Niger. Orange and Moov subscribers can also receive remittances as airtime top up.
WorldRemit is on a mission to make money transfers, especially mobile money, easy and cheap in Africa.