Airtel Africa and Western Union sign money transfer deal for mobile wallets

Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 14:05 CET | News
Airtel Africa and Western Union have launched a remittance service to allow customers to send and receive international money transfers from their phones using the Airtel Africa mobile money wallet in India and Africa. This follows the conclusion of new flagship collaborations with Airtel Payments Bank, which has millions of customers and over 500,000 banking points in India, and Airtel Africa. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Africa / Bharti Airtel / Western Union
Countries: Africa / India
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