Cellulant, which currently powers mobile banking for more than 32 banks in Africa, is set to include Barclays Africa to its growing list. According to a recent report published on Techmtaa.com, the mobile commerce services provider based in Kenya, “has signed a deal to provide digital services to Barclays Africa.”
Cellulant will be providing the services to Barclays Africa as part of its ‘One Africa’ strategy”. Through the strategy, Barclays Africa looks to make its customer digital experience – mobile and internet banking as well as ATMs -more convenient for customers across its 12 African countries.
Cellulant will also be looking to increase Barclays Africa customer’s activity on its E-channels allowing them to transact with a wide network of merchants across the Barclays Africa and Absa network. The model will be rolled out in phases and will see Cellulant provide a merchant/bill payment platform as well as a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) aggregator to facilitate mobile commerce solutions’ for Barclays Africa.
The new aggregator platform will be deployed in Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, Botswana and Kenya. It will allow Barclays Africa users across the Africa to access mobile banking, merchant payments and other banking services on a multi-channelled system. Click to continue reading