VeriFone partners with Airtel Africa on roll out of merchant enablement across Africa

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VeriFone Mobile Money has reached an agreement with Airtel Africa (part of the Bharti Airtel Group) to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 operating companies in Africa.

The group master agreement covers the delivery of VeriFone’s merchant enablement solutions to Airtel Africa. VeriFone Mobile Money will implement a full suite of Retail Enablement applications integrated to VeriFone’s range of payment devices across the group, enabling the deployment of Mobile POS (mPOS), POS and Biometrics for International Remittance to Airtel Money customers, the solution will enable fast and secure transaction processing at the agents point of sale.

VeriFone Mobile Money’s Tap n Pay applications allow customer to pay, buy, bank, bill and remit money with their mobile phone at the point of sale.

Chidi Okpala,Director & Head of Airtel Money Africa stated: “Airtel is excited to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s applications to our teeming Airtel Mobile Money customers across Africa. Using their AirtelMoney Wallet with VeriFone’s contactless / NFC point of sale terminals our customers will have a more convenient, fast and secure way to make multiple payment transactions utilizing Tap n Pay.”

“With this solution, we will be at the forefront of efforts to transform payments systems within the public mass transit and retail sectors in Africa”. 

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