Airtel Africa has entered into partnership with Mastercard to Transform Digital Payments Landscape and Connect 100 Million Consumers in Africa.
This will help to all Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
The partnership according to Airtel Africa will connect millions of Airtel Money customers to a global online market place, across multiple digital payment use cases and provide access to Mastercard’s global network of merchants
The company also said that the Mastercard virtual (non-plastic) card allows Airtel Money customers, even those without a bank account, to make payments to local and global online merchants that accept Mastercard cards, while ensuring that the customer’s financial data is always secure and private.
The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa, Raghunath Mandava said, “Airtel and Mastercard have a shared passion for digital transformation and making mobile financial services accessible to everyone across the continent. Through our partnership we will enable over 100 million Airtel Africa customers make safe mobile money purchases online and in person. The partnership will also significantly bolster Airtel’s position as one of the the largest offline- to-online digital payment network in Africa”.