MTN & EcoCash launch sub-Saharan Africa’s first operator-to-operator cross-border remittance channel

Friday, May 20, 2016

EcoCash and MTN Zambia officially unveiled a remittance partnership that will enable MTN customers in Zimbabwe’s northern neighbor to send money into the country via the mobile platform MTN Money Wallet.

The agreement launches sub-Saharan Africa’s first operator to operator cross border remittance channel.

“Our partnership is not only business to business, but also to country to country,” Econet Wireless COO Fayaz King told the gathering at Meikles Hotel, where EcoCash general manager Natalie Jabangwe-Morris and Zambian counterpart Wane Ng’ambi of MTN officially signed the partnership.

Source: TechZim (link opens in a new window)

mobile finance, remittances