Company Partnership Airtel partners FAB to link customers accounts to their mobile money wallet

Customers can check their balances, transfer funds from their Airtel Money wallets to their bank accounts and vice versa as well as make purchases including airtime, data bundles and online purchases etc. using Airtel Money, Airtel Ghana said in a statement.

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Airtel Ghana has partnered the First Atlantic Bank (FAB) to offer customers of the bank, who are Airtel subscribers, the option of linking their accounts to their Airtel Money Wallets for transactions, funds transfer and purchases.

Customers can check their balances, transfer funds from their Airtel Money wallets to their bank accounts and vice versa as well as make purchases including airtime, data bundles and online purchases etc. using Airtel Money, Airtel Ghana said in a statement.

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It quoted the Head of Corporate Sales at Airtel Ghana, Edmund Barwuah, as saying: “We are particularly happy to be partnering with First Atlantic Bank to bring a world of convenience to our joint customers. As the leading and most innovative mobile money platform, Airtel Money continues to enter into strategic partnerships to enrich and simplify the lives of our cherished customers.

"This full partner bank integration offers the full suite of Airtel Money services to First Atlantic Bank customers on Airtel. They can move funds, make transactions, check mini statements and make enquiries directly from their phones.

"Together with FAB, we are further widening the channels through which customers can transact in a simple, fast and secured environment.

"Beyond these clear benefits to customers, this arrangement also expands the network of locations that Airtel Money agents and merchants can acquire E-value or exchange same for cash – further increasing float availability in the field for both subscribers and agents."

The Group Head of Electronic Business at FAB, Sebastian Yalley, said he was excited about the development because the partnership affords "our customers the opportunity to transact banking business at their own convenience anywhere in Ghana."

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The partnership also seeks to extend First Atlantic Bank coverage through the over 20,000 Airtel Money agent points nationwide.

Mutual customers of the Bank and Airtel Money can easily deposit and withdrawal cash from their bank accounts at the nearest Airtel Money agent, by simply using the wallet to account transfer service available on the Airtel Money Menu, the statement concluded.

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