Nigerian financial service technology company, OPay has announced a partnership with leading global digital payments platform WorldRemit, to offer international money transfers directly into OPay mobile wallets in Nigeria.
The partnership between OPay and WorldRemit will provide Nigerians with a fast, easy and more affordable way to receive money from over 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada directly into their mobile phones.
“We are very excited about our partnership with WorldRemit. At OPay, our goal is to consistently drive financial inclusion across Nigeria, meeting the demands of the banked and unbanked. With this partnership, we will smoothen the process in which Nigerians receive money from friends and family abroad,” says Kunle Olamuyiwa, Director of Remittance Service at OPay.
With our seamless technology, OPay provides Nigerians with a much more comfortable and faster option for customers to receive money in the comfort of their homes. Our 300,000 agent locations spread across the country makes cash withdrawals more convenient,” Olamuyiwa adds.
OPay also offers an exciting opportunity for customers to save and invest their money in its FlexiFixed service, which offers up to 12% returns per annum.
The service, which launches in September 2020, is immediately available to all OPay customers on KYC 2 level and above. New customers can download the Opay app from the Google Playstore or iOS store and upgrade to KYC level 2 to instantly access the service.
“This partnership ensures that customers can continue to make affordable money transfers to their family and friends in the comfort of their homes. Together WorldRemit and OPay are disrupting traditional money transfer methods by delivering services that customers can access 24/7 via smartphones at their convenience.
“I’m pleased to share that we’ve reduced prices in 48 corridors and passed the savings onto our customers. With communities across the world having to change their lifestyles due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we’re proud to play our part in making sure our customers can continue to support their family and friends throughout this challenging time,” says Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager for Nigeria & Ghana at WorldRemit.
For details visit https://operapay.com/remittance/
OPay is a leading mobile money (MMO) and financial technology platform in Nigeria. Currently, it has a network of 300,000 agents, 5 million registered app users, and an ever-increasing range of financial and related services for Nigerians.
OPay launched its mobile payment service in August 2018, creating an infrastructure on which the company is now also adding new services. The agent-centric mobile payment operation focuses on reaching the massive unbanked population of Nigeria.
WorldRemit is a leading international payments company that enables users to transfer money to countries, including the Philippines, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and India, as well as choose whether transfer is received as a bank deposit, cash pickup, mobile money, and airtime top-up. The company was founded in 2009.
Patricia Business and Hank: The latest additions to the Patricia service list
To use Hank, you have to purchase the device and subscribe to the service through the Patricia App.
Patricia has reaffirmed its dedication to making business, personal, and other financial transactions truly cashless in the nearest future through the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. As a show of its commitment, the company has added some innovative products to their existing options.
Some of their services include trading and storing Bitcoin, trading gift cards, the Patricia Refill which allows users to convert airtime into cash, PatriciaPay which is a Bitcoin payment solution, the innovative new device called ‘HANK’ which helps customers track and find any missing item, and many more.
One could say that the major aim of Patricia is to provide a platform where users can make a variety of activities, all in a digital and convenient setting. By so doing, the company aims at creating a perfect market that will take Africa into the digital era.
A Brief History of Patricia
Patricia was founded on August 16th, 2017, and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as Patricia Technologies Limited, in Lekki, Lagos. The company started in a small office space, designed to serve, not more than 80 clients. Today, however, the company has grown to an impressive standing on a global scale and is recognized as the biggest cryptocurrency company in Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing Bitcoin brands in Africa.
The company now caters to over 15,000 clients daily and has established several branches across the globe including China, Ghana, and Dubai.
Products and Services Offered by Patricia
Here are the major services Patricia offer:
1- Buying and selling gift cards
Patricia offers its customers a basket of more than 30 gift cards with which they could trade. These gift cards include Steam, iTunes, Amazon, Google, Apple Universal, Hotels.com, G2A, Walmart, Footlocker, Target, Home Depot, Vanilla, Xbox, JCPenney, and about 24 others.
2- Buying and selling digital currencies
Digital currencies available for trading on Patricia include Bitcoin, Perfect Money, and PayPal.
With this product, Patricia makes it incredibly convenient and easy for users to pay bills using either cryptocurrency or fiat. Some of the bills you can pay for using Refill include airtime and data subscription, cable TV and internet subscription, electricity bills, educational bills, and many more. Interestingly, you can also resell airtime you don’t need for cash using the Refill option.
4- Patricia debit cards
The digital assets company offers two kinds of debit cards, including:
The virtual card allows users to withdraw funds from any ATM across the globe and perform online transactions. All the customer has to do is customize a virtual card containing their preferred currency and amount.
The physical card has been lauded as Africa’s first debit card, which allows users to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions. The card, which is secured by a chip and pin technology, is widely accepted by all payment channels and banks in Nigeria.
5- Patricia Business
Patricia Business is a new payment solution from the company set to be released soon. The company has said that this product will allow businesses and merchants to receive fast and seamless Bitcoin payments from their customers anywhere on the planet and receive the payment in local currency. This gives local businesses and merchants the ability to expand their accessibility across the globe with ease.
Although the company hasn’t given much information on this new service, it is expected to be a game-changer for e-commerce operations in Nigeria and Africa.
Another innovative product from Patricia set to drop soon is the Hank tracking device.
Hank is a tracking device that allows you to locate or track your lost items, through your mobile phone. The device is designed with Bluetooth and GPS tracking, which helps you discover your valuables in no time.
You can place a Hank on items like your bags, key holders, luggage, and any other item you desire to monitor. It is easy to use and maintain, durable, and is readily accessible via the Patricia App.
Hank comes in different styles including Luxury, Adventurer, Candy Floss, and Black Panther.
How Does It Work?
A speaker and an LED light are in-built into the device, which makes it easy to locate. Once you click a button on your phone, the tracker begins to make a loud-pitched sound and flashes its LED light. Likewise, if you cannot find your mobile phone, simply press the button on the Hank device to make your phone ring aloud. This alarm system goes off even when your phone is on silent or DND mode.
To use Hank, you have to purchase the device and subscribe to the service through the Patricia App. Subscription is not device-based but account-based, meaning that you can share one subscription for several Hank devices. However, there’s a limit to the number of Hank you can own and it all depends on your subscription plan.
Although the device is not available yet, presales have begun already and deliveries will be made to customers in about a month.
With its basket of products and services, Patricia continues to solidify its base as the biggest cryptocurrency/e-commerce export out of Africa.
CCI Trading launches Tekton Algorithm Trading
The Tekton trading makes trading easier for retail online Forex and Commodities traders.
Less than a month after the launch of MT5 trading platform by CCI Trading Ltd, the company has launched another innovative trading system called Tekton Trading, making CCI Trading the first trading company with more innovative tools for Traders.
The Tekton trading makes trading easier for retail online Forex and Commodities traders. It is a system that allows you multiply your money in the Forex Market by making more trades with less effort and this algorithm also helps you to manage risk. This is the first of its kind in the trading industry. Tekton is the most definitive & innovative trading system available in the market TODAY.
Why should you use a trading system?
A trading system is simply a set of specific rules or parameters that determines entry and exit points for a given instrument. These points are known as signals and will mark on a chart, trading time, entry and exit levels (or simply put, when to get into/out of a trade on a given instrument).
Here are five reasons why you should use the Algorithm…
Using Tekton to trade means YOU eliminate two major weaknesses of manual trading. (i) You are no longer required to spend hours in front of the screen seeking out potential trading opportunities. (ii) You do not have to spend hours analyzing charts and trading patterns or market movements. Tekton does this for you.
2.Reduces the negative emotional impacts of trading manually.
Most traders will struggle with developing emotional control during the first few years of their trading careers and most of them don’t consider the emotional or psychological impacts trading can have on them. Using Tekton is one of the best ways to trade without being blocked by these emotions. Tekton lets you set up the parameters based on a solid trading plan and once tested, Tekton will trade for you.
3.Ability to create, test and perfect a trading EDGE.
You must test, test and test some more your trading systems in order to gain a trading edge in the market. Using Tekton gives you the freedom and opportunity to create and back test unlimited trading systems. You can test, tweak and test again and again before running live in the markets.
4. You are in charge.
With Tekton trading, you take full control of your investment or trading account without any middleman. You decide what you want and how you want it done. Tekton helps you manage your risk and make sound decisions on your trading account. Tekton trades 24/5.
One hour video about Tekton Algorithm Trading can be found on tekton YouTube page here Welcome to Tekton
Chatbot provider, eBanqo, builds value system for customer-facing organisations
eBanqo’s robust analytics provides insight into customers’ behaviour, helping businesses make better decisions.
eBanqo Inc., a customer engagement start-up, has built a value system for businesses, enabling them to deliver faster and efficient services in messaging apps. They address the need to deliver real-time, convenient and personalized services and support to customers. Leveraging the rise and adoption of conversational AI, they help businesses of all sizes build digital assistants for their websites, mobile apps and messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Slack, facilitating speedier responses that customers have come to expect.
eBanqo’s CEO, Charles Ifedi, started his career over 20-years ago in the technology sector as a software engineer. In a recent interview, he discussed eBanqo’s value proposition saying “eBanqo aims to simplify digital interactions between businesses and their customers. Our solution is completely self-service and automated, which means we can offer organisations 24/7 services. We reduce the organisation’s costs, improve their efficiency, and potentially increase revenue for businesses based on the fact that their customers are now able to transact across more channels than they currently have.”
Charles has had an interesting and successful career; starting off at SystemSpecs, PwC, and then Accenture. In 2002, he co-founded Interswitch where he helped build the business for over 15 years. At Interswitch, he led the business solutions team, the international expansion team, and he went on to lead the Consumer business. In parallel, he became the CEO of Verve, an offshoot of Interswitch, where he led the brand to carve a niche for itself; from its inception till early 2018. The culmination of his wealth of experience and insight were instrumental to the birth of eBanqo.
As one of its use cases, eBanqo helps businesses to innovate their customer service, by eliminating the need for customers to spend several hours trying to reach businesses via email or phone calls. eBanqo leverages the rapid rise of messaging apps and the progress made in conversational AI to automate responses to common customer questions as well as provide Live Chat assistance in customers’ preferred messaging platforms. This speeds up response times and also resolves issues at first contact. On its platform, organizations can manage all messaging platforms and all social media interactions from one dashboard. The platform’s robust analytics provides insight into customers’ behaviour, helping businesses make better decisions.
For more information, visit www.ebanqo.com