Orange, UBA Partner to Make Banking Easier

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    By Foday Moriba Conteh

    One of the country’s leading mobile operators, Orange Sierra Leone and financial giant, United Bank for Africa (UBA) on Wednesday 20th November 2019, launched a partnership pack wherein subscribers of the GSM Company who are also customers of the Bank will be able to transfer money to and from their Orange Money Wallet to their UBA account.

    Welcoming guests to the ceremony, Chinedu Obeta, the Managing Director of UBA said that such a partnership will make life easier for their customers who are also subscribers of the mobile company.

    He envisaged a situation where this will impact positively on the lives of their customers and may further increase their customer base as well as that of the company. This collaboration, he said, is a big thing in Africa, as they are operating in some 20 African countries.

    The benefits of this partnership, according to him, include the ability of customers to transfer money from their accounts to their mobile money account and remit same to their accounts at the bank.

    For people living in remote areas, he added that this system will enable the bank’s customers quick access to their money, which they can plough into business without having to visit the bank and can even credit their accounts in a similar manner.

    This financial inclusion is good for business, he said, as it will promote economic activities and provide job facilities for the youths. He further said that other products will be coming soon.

    “What the bank wants to do is embrace change, as this is where banking is going in this digital age and no one should be left behind. All will benefit from this collaboration. To benefit one should have a mobile money account with Orange-SL and join the banking services of UBA,” he stated and explained how it works:

    1. You should have an Orange Money account and have a UBA bank account.
    2. Using your phone you can dial #144*6*1# and follow the instructions.
    3. Select UBA from bank partners
    4. Enter your Orange Money secret code (four digits)
    5. You will receive your activation

    CEO of Orange Money, David Mansaray, expressed his delight at the launch of such a partnership, adding that “even when the bank is on holiday you can get money by the use of this product easily without going to the bank; withdraw from your account put into your wallet and go to the nearest Orange money cashier to get your money. With this huge customer base, every customer is a winner”.

    Sadia Kanu from Orange noted that Orange Money reaches the grassroots, as one can transact as low as ten thousand Leones. She called on all to get the Orange Money SIM and open an account at UBA.

     

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