Orange and Visa Team Up in Africa

Orange and Visa are rolling out Visa prepaid account features to Orange Money customers accounts in Africa.

Orange Money, which is currently available in eight countries, features person-to-person transfers, bill payments, and agent-based cash-in and cash-out services. Incorporating Visa Mobile Prepaid accounts will connect Orange Money subscribers to the VisaNet payment network – used by 2.2bn account holders – and build on the services security and transactional abilities.

“We already provide secure and convenient payment capability to 3.5m unbanked or financially under-served African citizens,” says Jean-Paul Cottet, Orange’s executive director for marketing and innovation. “By combining the convenience of Orange Money with the reach of Visas global payment network, we can offer new payment capability to Orange Money customers in their home country and abroad.”