03 listopad 2011
TransferTo, an Ingenico company, announces new partnerships in UAE, Cambodia and Nigeria and more
Neuilly sur Seine – November 3, 2011. Ingenico (Euronext : FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, today announces new partnerships of its affiliate TransferTo, leading provider of global airtime remittance services, with Al Ansari in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), MFone in Cambodia, Globacom in Nigeria and Small World.
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These new partnerships demonstrate once again that International Top-ups are the ideal complement to money remittances.
Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE’s largest exchange house network that provides worldwide remittance and foreign exchange services, has revealed the launch of ‘Cross-border Mobile Top-up’, an over-the-counter airtime transfer service. The new offering, launched in partnership with TransferTo, will allow members of the UAE expat community and visitors as well, to send top-up credits for prepaid mobile phones of their relatives and friends back home though any Al Ansari Exchange branch in the country. The launch is part of Al Ansari Exchange’s commitment towards improving customer satisfaction by expanding its portfolio of financial services and transactions.
This launch complements Al Ansari Exchange’s remittance based services, giving customers another option to top-up overseas mobile prepaid cards aside from the traditional method of cash transfers. Customers can now send mobile credits to their families and friends in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Sudan. According to recent reports, the UAE is home to over four million expatriate residents.
To perform an international top-up, the sender needs to provide the mobile phone number of the recipient along with the selected top-up value, at any Al Ansari Exchange branch. After making the necessary payment, the transfer is then processed in real-time through TransferTo’s secure platform. Once the transaction is completed the recipient is notified by SMS about the top-up credits received.
, a leading mobile operator in Cambodia, announced the launch of International Airtime Transfer in partnership with TransferTo. This service enables Cambodians living overseas to transfer airtime to their relatives and friends in Cambodia who use Mfone mobile service.
According to the Worldbank, in 2010, the estimated 350.000 Cambodians living abroad transferred over US$ 360 million back home to support their families: while existing money transfer channels provide a lifeline to thousands of Cambodian households, the costs structure of money transfers are not suited for the transfer of small value amounts. International Airtime Transfer offers a cost effective solution to address the migrant’s needs for small value transfers: it is indeed the ideal low cost, high value complement to money remittances. Airtime transfers to Mfone customers are available from the convenience of a mobile phone (simply by SMS), online or at retail locations in the USA, France, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium and many other countries...
Leading Nigerian telecoms operator, Globacom
, announced the launch of Glo Mobile International Airtime Transfer service with TransferTo. The service enables the transfer of small amounts of money, in the form of prepaid airtime credits from any part of the world to a receiver in Nigeria. This makes the service the ideal low cost, high value complement to money remittances.
Nigerian travelers requiring Glo Mobile top-ups while roaming or Nigerian expatriates wishing to send airtime to their friends and relatives will be able to perform cross-border top-ups through the service. They can do this in real-time from the convenience of a mobile phone through SMS, via the net by visiting TransferTo’s webstore or through partner mobile operators and retailers offering airtime transfer services powered by TransferTo in countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Netherlands and Japan.
, the largest independent money transfer company in Europe and North America, today announces a partnership with TransferTo, enabling the transfer of small amounts of value in the form of prepaid mobile credits, as a complement to cash remittances and electronic payments. Small World provides global consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a sending network of agents and Company-owned stores, disbursing money transfers through a worldwide payer network of 140,000 cash pickup locations in 120 countries, as well as disbursement to bank accounts and mobile wallets.