Drawn by the potentials in the Nigerian market and he opportunity of partnering world class financial institutions, Wari, a universal payment platform has launched its services in Nigeria.
The firm, which has already gotten its licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is poised to render services ranging from domestic, and international remittances, electricity bill payments, TV bill payments and airtime top-up.
According to the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Kabirou Mbodje, “The Wari digital platform is designed to accept even more merchants and financial partners in Nigeria and allow them to access the largest customer network not only in Nigeria but in other parts of Africa and the rest of the World,”
He further noted his delight at operating in the Nigerian market: “We are thrilled by Nigeria’s huge potential and by the opportunity for an African-born Group to partner with Nigerian institutions to offer easy, fast, secure and affordable services tailored to the Nigerian user’s needs.”
The company CEO stated that with the use of any type of payment means which includes cash, card, account, voucher and wallet, Wari will serve its more than 1,000 partners, available in more than 500,000 direct and partner outlets in up to 60 countries in the world.
Already, the company, which says it will drastically change the statistics with regards to access to basic banking services, has signed partnership agreement with the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Union Bank Of Nigeria (UBN) and Ecobank.
Incorporated in 2008, Wari is offering easy to use mobile, web and card solutions for institutions, commercial and financial organisations, merchants and consumers through a proprietary transactional platform.
Wari services are available on MyWari or through bank branches, Micro-Finance Institutions and also through network partners such as Airtel and MTN.