A pan-African partnership covering nine countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Senegal and Tunisia) where Vivo Energy and Orange Money is available, has been signed allowing Orange Money customers to cash in and cash out money from their Orange Money account and pay in any Shell service station operated by Vivo Energy (www.VivoEnergy.com). This offers Orange Money customers an access to a network of over 1,000 Shell service stations to transact from, while Shell customers will be able to pay for their fuel using Orange Money. The agreement further provides the customers of both companies a convenience and secured mode of payment which will also save time and money on their payment transactions.
The Orange Money services which is already available in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Madagascar, will be extended to the rest of the common footprint by mid-2017.
Commenting on the partnership David Mureithi, Executive Vice President at Vivo Energy, said: Mobile money represents a huge opportunity in Africa. Through this alliance with Orange Money, we want to expand the range of services we offer to our customers and also allow them to pay in a simple and easy way on our retail sites.
For Thierry Millet, Executive Vice President in charge of mobile financial services at Orange Group: “Together with Vivo Energy, through this multi-country partnership, we significantly increase the number of merchants that accept mobile money transactions. This is a real gain of proximity for our shared customers that can pay in a fast and secure way, and cash in and cash out from any Vivo Energy outlet”.