Can you imagine a world where your phone chats is all about money transfers and not gossips.
Digital payments solutions provider integrate with blackberry
This big news, is a service that will make it possible for BBM users with a Nigerian bank account request for money, airtime and payment for services from one of their BBM contacts via a new user friendly app called Quickteller Mini, available for smartphones running Android™, BlackBerry and iOS®.
One of the leading digital payment solution in Africa, Interswitch announced on Friday, 16 October an integration of its leading multi-channel payments platform Quickteller services with BlackBerry’s BBM™.
How it works:
The service is as easy as sharing a photo or file while chatting with a contact on BBM. You simply select the attachment option, choose Quickteller, enter the amount and make a request. The recipient of the message simply taps it and enters their account details. The money is credited to the recipient’s bank account instantly.
According to the Group Managing Director, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe
“Person-to-Person transfers and electronic airtime recharge presents a growing market opportunity in Nigeria. We are delighted to bring our secure payment services to BBM users in Nigeria. This partnership demonstrates how Interswitch continues to innovate and push the boundaries in African payments whilst enhancing the customer experience,”
Also concerning the new innovation, Matthew Talbot, SVP Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry says.
“BBM is one of the most popular messaging applications in Nigeria, This new mobile payment service demonstrates how we have effectively evolved BBM from the best real-time chat experience to a true social engagement and e-commerce platform. By combining the strengths of BlackBerry and Interswitch, we have developed a service that puts Nigeria at the forefront of mobile payments and commerce innovations.”
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