Airtel Africa PLC

Strategic Partnership with Standard Chartered Bank

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Airtel Africa PLC
13 August 2020
 

Airtel Africa plc

("Airtel Africa", or the "Group")

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH STANDARD CHARTERED BANK  

 

 

London and Lagos, 13 August 2020: Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announces a strategic partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, a leading international banking group, to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services.

 

Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services and, ultimately, better serve people across Africa. In line with this, Airtel Money's customers will be able to make real-time online deposits and withdrawals from Standard Chartered bank accounts, receive international money transfers directly to their wallets, and access savings products amongst other services.

 

This partnership supports Airtel Africa's efforts to expand the range and depth of its Airtel Money offerings across its 19 million customer base, with new products and services helping to promote the wider adoption of mobile money and increasing financial inclusion.

 

Raghunath Mandava, CEO, Airtel Africa , said: "Our relationship with Standard Chartered boosts financial inclusion across the continent, giving millions of people access to valuable banking services. We continue to invest heavily in cashing in and cashing out locations for our customers and increase our distribution. This means that our customers can now send or receive digital payments via Standard Chartered Bank directly to their mobile phones, as well as cash-out their funds at our exclusive kiosks and branches at their convenience. This highlights Airtel Africa's commitment to providing affordable, innovative, best-in-class solutions to enhance the daily lives of our customers."

 

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Enquiries

 

Airtel Africa - Investor Relations

Pier Falcione

Anna Kaim

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Bertie Berger

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About Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.

Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally.

The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys.

www.airtel.africa

 

 

 


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