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Interswitch Partners Blackberry To Integrate Money Transfer Via BBM In Nigeria

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Africa’s fast growing digital payment provider, Interswitch, in collaboration with Blackberry, has launched a new app called Quickteller mini with Blackberry’s BBM™.

With this partnership, BBM users with a Nigerian bank account can make a request for money, airtime and payment for services from one of their BBM contacts.

Speaking at the launch of the event, the Senior Vice President (SVP) Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, Mr. Matthew Talbot said: “BBM is one of the most popular messaging application 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.”

Expressing his delight on the launch of this groundbreaking service, was the Group Managing Director, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, who said Interswitch will continue to push the boundaries in African payments at the ever growing Nigerian market.

Elegbe said, “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.”

The service will be available for smartphones running Android™, BlackBerry and iOS®.

Quickteller is the leading multi-channel payments platform in Nigeria, with over 3 million subscribers.

Since the company started operation in 2002, it has helped push Nigeria to the fore of e-commerce innovations, and mobile transactions