Universal payment platform and digital financial solutions provider, Wari has now launched its services in Nigeria. This announcement came after it received a license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. With this license granted, Wari users can perform several transactions, which include Domestic, and international remittances, Electricity bill payments, TV bill payments and Airtime top-up
“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 Africa and the rest of the World,” said Kabirou Mbodje, Wari Group CEO.
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.
Wari has signed partnerships in Nigeria with the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Union Bank Of Nigeria (UBN) and Ecobank.
Currently, less than 40percent of the African market has access to basic banking services, but that is likely to change with the launch of Wari. Its business model is likely to help the number increase to 70 percent.
What you didn’t know about Wari
Wari is a new generation of innovative platform for financial and non-financial service transactions for Africa and the world.
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, MFI and also through network partners such as Airtel and MTN.
Wari is a fully owned African company incorporated in 2008
Currently, it is operating in several African countries and has been granted permission from
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Kenya
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Tanzania
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Uganda
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Ghana
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Mozambique
- The Central Bank of the Democratic Republic of Congo
- The Central Bank of the Republic of The Gambia
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Cabo Verde
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea Conakry
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Mauritania
“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,” said Kabirou.