Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank expand their bank-to-wallet transfer service that was launched last year in Mali and Cameroon in additional to countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry and Niger. The service facilitates money transfers for both Ecobank and Orange customers by allowing them to top-up their Orange Money e-wallet from their bank account, and vice versa.
Ecobank customers can also view bank account balance and obtain mini-statements by SMS via the service.
Launched in the Côte d’Ivoire in December 2008, Orange Money is currently available in 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East. With close to 8 billion euros exchanged over the course of 2015 and over 16 million customers, Orange Money continues its rapid growth, said Orange.