Kuwaiti telecoms group Zain has entered into a partnership with Paris-based software vendor eServGlobal to provide its customers across Africa and the Middle East with end-to-end mobile money transfer services. According to a press release, the solution encompasses a complete mobile money platform, and will enable Zain Group subsidiaries to offer services such as electronic top-ups , mobile banking, online payments, salary disbursements, money transfers, micro-financing, airtime top-ups and bill payments. The Kuwaiti group has selected eServGlobal for the implementation of the platform following an auction and an extensive selection process.
Zain Group’s CEO Scott Gegenheimer commented: ‘This agreement along with other ground-breaking products and services in the pipeline will empower customers to move about freely with their mobile phones transacting on goods and services. Our aim is to create an eco-system whereby mobile money solutions provide our customers with increased security and flexibility, reducing the need to carry cash.’