, Kenyan mobile commerce service provider, Cellulant, has sealed a deal to provide digital services for Barclays Bank in key African markets. The partnership will see Barclays customers in 12 countries experience seamless mobile and internet banking in line with the Bank’s ‘One Africa’ strategy.
Barclays Corporate Banking Managing Director, John Gachora, explained that the new deal will facilitate the banks efforts to provide convenient consumer access platforms. The partnership will also allow the bank to innovate and develop new products and services for its customer across Africa.
“The aggregator platform will be deployed in Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, Botswana and Kenya, thereby allowing its users across the continent to enjoy mobile banking, merchant payments and other banking services on a multi-channelled approach,” explained Cellulant’s Chief Business Officer, Paul Ndichu.
The partnership, which will also include ABSA, will be implemented in phases and will allow customers to be connected to different platforms across different value chains in Africa such as MNO wallets, banks, merchant bill payment gateways and content delivery channels to deliver a transformational experience on mobile.
Cellulant will be expanding its African footprint having established partnerships with 32 banks in Africa in providing mobile banking solutions.
Cellulant’s mobile commerce platform integrates different core banking systems with security features on encryption, channel management and business tools. The platform also aggregates banks channels such as ATM and internet banking and enable services such as card-less withdrawals, secure PIN management, SMS alerts and bill payments.