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Orange, MFS Africa launch money transfer service in Mali

January 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

Citizens in Mali can receive international remittances via Orange Money Transfer International (OMTI).

Residents of Mali can receive international remittances via Orange Money Transfer International. (Image: Google/gsma.com)

“Orange Money customers in Mali can now receive international remittances directly to their Orange Money accounts,” said Orange in a statement published by African media. 

“MFS Africa is the technology provider and operational partner for the service. OMTI was originally launched in 2012. The service is designed to facilitate international remittances and extend the benefits of Orange Money to the diaspora community in France and beyond,” it said.

With the ongoing violence and the French military intervention in the country, Mali residents are in a dire state of affairs and the move to allow remittances to the country should help ease the ongoing financial and economic woes plaguing the country.

According to Orange, “to send money to friends and relatives in Mali, customers register on the OMTI portal, pay with most major bank cards, and remit the funds. Beneficiaries don’t need to be registered for Orange Money when the money is sent, it said.

The move has been praised by those interested in Mali affairs and they hope that the new transfer service will assist those in need by giving friends and relatives abroad a chance to send money.

David Eto

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