Boss Revolution, the international money transfer service of American telco IDT Corporation, has introduced a new direct-to-mobile-wallet service to Kenya and Niger.
The company launched the new service in partnership with Bharti Airtel and ImpalaPay.
With this service, customers can now send money directly from any Boss Revolution money transfer retailer in the US to any Airtel Money account in either country.
According to the company, recipients will receive funds in their Airtel Money account within minutes and pay bills or make transfers to other Airtel Money accounts or collect cash at over 10,000 locations throughout Kenya and over 6,700 throughout Niger.
Some of the disbursement locations in Kenya include ABC Bank, Chase Bank, Co-Op Bank, Equity Bank, Family Bank, Naivas Supermarket, Nakumatt Supermarkets, Rafiki Bank, Total Service Stations, Tuskys Supermarkets, Uchumi Supermarkets and Ukwala Supermarkets.
The partner locations in Niger include Ecobank, Sonibank, Banque Atlantique, BSIC, BIN, BAGRI, Orabank, Asusu, Tanaadi, Capital Finance, Petroleum Stations Total and Oriba.
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IDT senior vice president for consumer payments Alfredo O’Hagan said: "Boss Revolution customers with family and loved ones in Kenya or Niger will find it incredibly easy and affordable to transfer money directly to mobile phones utilizing our new mobile money service.
"We are proud to collaborate with Bharti Airtel Limited and ImpalaPay to break down the barriers to money transfer to Kenya and Niger, and look forward to expanding our direct-to-mobile-wallet service to additional countries in Africa."