Firstbank Partners Etisalat, Promotes Accessibility Of Mobile Money Payment


Big players in the Nigeria banking industry, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, have partnered with Etisalat Nigeria to promote mobile money payment and also to make it more accessible as well as more secure. This partnership between First bank and Etisalat includes Firts bank’s Firstmonie mobile money, and Etisalat’s Easywallet Folake Ani-Mumuney, Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank said, “Firstmonie has continued to show its commitment to upholding the financial inclusion drive by the Central Bank of Nigeria and this is evident in its recent award of the Best Mobile Money Operator in Nigeria by the EFInA Financial Inclusion Awards. Partnering with Etisalat to promote the use of the STK menu as the preferred Mobile Money channel further demonstrates our commitment to lead innovation in the development of secure mobile payment solutions.etisalt

Also speaking on the partnership, the Director, Business Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Lucas Dada, said that said “Etisalat easywallet, is one of the most secure and convenient platforms for mobile money services. With the easywallet, Etisalat subscribers can make financial transactions such as Peer-to-Peer transfers, Bills Payment and Airtime top-up, directly from their mobile device.”

The support from the two organizations will include an awareness campaign, increase mobile money visibility and education, training and branding of Agents as well as the much needed support and issue resolutions. Promoting the STK option will enhance all-round mobile money user experience, boost transactions value and count and address issues around trust on the use of mobile money by Nigerians.