Worldline, a pan European card acquirer and e-payment services firm, and oil and gas company Total have signed an agreement with African fintech InTouch to support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries.

The eight countries are: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, the Republic of Guinea and Senegal.

Guichet Unique offers retail networks a customer-friendly device that helps them to securely and seamlessly accept all means of payment, such as mobile money, payments through private label cards and cash.

The solution also assists in distributing third party services, such as subscriptions to media content, bill payment, money transfer, card top-up, banking and insurance.

As per terms of the agreements, Total and Worldline will fund the first phase of deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in the above-mentioned eight countries and become shareholders in InTouch, together with its founder, Omar Cissé.

Subsequently, Total will implement the Guichet Unique solution in its service station network in these eight countries, with possible further deployment in another 30 African and Middle Eastern countries.

InTouch has planned to deploy the solution in over 5,000 retail network and independent points of sale in each of these countries.

Besides supporting InTouch through its payment expertise, Worldline will offer a secure and industrial hosting infrastructure to enable the pan-African deployment and run of Guichet Unique.