Orange Money customers in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar can now cash in or cash out money from their Orange Money account in any Shell service stations operated by Vivo Energy.
Shell customers can also pay for fuel using Orange Money.
The services are made possible through a pan-African partnership agreement between Vivo Energy and Orange which seeks to strengthen both companies’ footprint and improve their customers’ experience by offering convenience.
David Mureithi, Executive Vice President, Vivo Energy said, “Mobile money represents a huge opportunity in Africa. Mobile Money services have gained momentum in a number of countries across the continent by operators looking to add to their portfolio value-added services.”
Orange Money customers will have access to a network of over 1,000 Shell service stations to transact from. On the other hand, Vivo Energy customers will enjoy the trusted and secured services offered by the Orange Money platform, saving time and money on their payment transactions.
“Orange Money has become a decisive financial inclusion tool on the continent. Together with Vivo Energy, through this multi-country partnership, we significantly increase the number of merchants that accept mobile money transactions. This is a real gain of proximity for our shared customers that can pay in a fast and secure way, and cash in and cash out from any Vivo Energy outlet,” Thierry Millet, Executive Vice President, Mobile Financial Services, Orange Group noted.
The agreement also covers Botswana, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritius, Senegal and Tunisia where the two companies overlap and Orange Money is available.
The collaborative services will be extended to these additional markets by mid 2017.