Hohoe, May 6, GNA - Airtel's flagship mobile commerce product 'Airtel Money,' has been adjudged the Best Mobile Money Service in Ghana at the Mobile World Ghana Telecoms Awards.
A statement made available to the Ghana News Agency by the African Press Organisation lauded Airtel Money for its innovative features and secured nature.
The product has been expanding over the few months roping in more banks and business outlets in the process.
The organisers of the awards say Airtel Money was found to be the best among similar services deployed on the market.
It provided a seamless, simple to understand mobile based experience for users and reliable, consistent and providing value to the user.
Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Philip Sowah said: “I believe this award gives ample testimony to the innovation and strength of the Airtel Money product. We have developed Airtel Money as a product tailored to meet the needs of our customers. As you may know, Airtel Money is the only mobile commerce product which customers are able to link to their banks and are thus able to undertake banking transactions via their mobile phones.”
He added that “the list of partners for Airtel Money is also growing taller every day. We have several banks partnering with us as well as a host of other business outlets”.
He revealed that Airtel Money is continuing with its expansion via partnering with a lot more financial and business institutions and through the opening of more outlets.
Customers in Ecobank, UBA, Standard Chartered Bank; Unibank, UT Bank, GT Bank and Zenith Bank are able to link their bank accounts to their Airtel Money wallets, a service unique to the service.
Airtel Money recently announced new products including free life insurance cover for all Airtel Money customers with Unibank and interest on client's mobile wallet with UT Bank.
Additionally some of the largest outlets in Ghana including Melcom and Koala and Marx Mart (at A&C), Palace Hypermarket, Sneda Supermarkets, accept payments via Airtel Money. Restaurants – Sunshine, Honeysuckle, Tante Marie, Crossroads and Nibbles.
The Airtel Money service allows customers to pay utility bills, goods and services, make direct payment for savings and loans contributions, buy airtime, purchase Airtel data bundle, send money from Airtel Money account to other Airtel money customers, send money from Airtel Money account to people on other networks and receive money on Airtel Money account.
BhartiAirtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, with headquarters in New Delhi, India.
The company ranks amongst the top five mobile service providers globally, in terms of subscribers.
Airtel in Africa has more than 50 million customers while operating in 17 countries across Africa: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda.