Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL), in partnership with TerraPay, has announced the introduction of seamless cross-border merchant payments within the United Arab Emirates, effective July 21, 2023.
Starting today, anyone accessing any of the seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah, will be able to pay for all their goods and services with Airtel Money across over 30,000 merchant locations.
“The launch of this partnership is indeed a timely intervention for the many customers who transverse the UAE to do a number of activities that may range from trading, shopping, and tourism among others. This innovation is, therefore, a firm step in the right direction as we continue to provide an improved customer value proposition to all our customers,” says Mr. Japhet Aritho, Managing Director, Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited.
Willie Kanyeki, Regional Director – East and Southern Africa, TerraPay – East and Southern Africa, TerraPay, applauds this collaboration citing that through such strategic partnerships, “We not only bolster economic development but also deliver convenient and accessible digital financial solutions to our customers across a broader scope.”
“This collaboration is a clear articulation of our unwavering commitment to partner with mobile financial services like AMCUL and transforms lives through innovative financial solutions like the cross-border merchants’ payments,” he adds.
Aritho further reiterates Airtel Money’s commitment to fostering inclusive growth by providing safe, convenient, and instant financial solutions to all its customers.
To access our cross-border merchants’ payments, customers can follow the following steps;
Step 1. Walk to an onboarded merchant in the UAE to purchase goods and/or services
Step 2. The merchant initiates the transaction on the PoS terminal by entering the customer’s Airtel mobile no.
Step 3. The customer will receive a prompt to enter their pin and confirm the transaction
Step 4. The customer will receive a confirmation SMS once the transaction is done!
Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL) and TerraPay are thrilled to announce the launch of seamless cross-border merchant payments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting from July 21, 2023. This groundbreaking partnership allows customers across the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah – to conveniently pay for their goods and services using Airtel Money at over 30,000 merchant locations.
“The introduction of this collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time. Many customers travel to the UAE for various activities such as trading, shopping, and tourism. With this innovative solution, we are taking a significant step forward in enhancing our customer value proposition,” says Mr. Japhet Aritho, Managing Director of Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited. This partnership not only benefits the customers but also strengthens economic development in the region.
Willie Kanyeki, Regional Director for East and Southern Africa at TerraPay, also praises the collaboration, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on customers. “Through strategic partnerships like this, we can not only drive economic growth but also provide accessible and convenient digital financial solutions to our customers on a broader scale.”
In addition to the convenience and accessibility it offers, this collaboration is a testament to Airtel Money’s commitment to fostering inclusive growth. By delivering safe, convenient, and instant financial solutions, Airtel Money is empowering customers and transforming lives.
To make cross-border merchant payments with Airtel Money, customers can follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Visit an onboarded merchant in the UAE to make a purchase.
Step 2. The merchant will initiate the transaction on the Point of Sale (PoS) terminal by entering the customer’s Airtel mobile number.
Step 3. The customer will receive a prompt asking for their PIN to confirm the transaction.
Step 4. Once the transaction is completed, the customer will receive a confirmation SMS.
Whether it’s for business or leisure, Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited and TerraPay are revolutionizing the way customers in the UAE make payments. With over 30,000 merchant locations accepting Airtel Money, customers can seamlessly pay for their purchases and enjoy a hassle-free experience.
This partnership not only benefits customers but also contributes to the economic growth of the UAE. By providing innovative and secure financial solutions, Airtel Money and TerraPay are empowering individuals and businesses to thrive in today’s digital economy.
In conclusion, the introduction of seamless cross-border merchant payments in the UAE through the partnership between Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited and TerraPay marks a significant milestone in the financial services industry. With the convenience and accessibility it offers, customers can now make secure transactions at over 30,000 merchant locations across the seven emirates. This collaboration not only enhances Airtel Money’s customer value proposition but also drives economic growth and fosters inclusive development. So why wait? Experience the future of payments with Airtel Money and TerraPay today!