HotRemit adopts BBM for mobile payments and expense tracking in India

BlackBerry and Digitsecure today announced that they are bringing the immediacy and reliability of BBM to HotRemit digital money transfers in India. Starting today, BBM users can initiate instant mobile payment transfers in BBM and receive customized expense reports for personal and professional expenses.

"BBM provides a convenient and instant social platform for money transfers, top-ups and expense tracking to both individuals and organizations. HotRemit is committed to social, financial transactions and adding more social features that simplify day to day mundane tasks," said Jay Krishna, Founder Director, DigitSecure.

Speaking on the new partnership, Matthew Talbot, SVP, BBM at BlackBerry noted:

"BBM is trusted by customers across the world for its reliability, control features and immediacy. There's a growing appetite for mobile payment solutions and supporting mobile wallets, and HotRemit is another great example of how we are developing the BBM ecosystem to successfully integrate chat, social and commerce"

The BBM-enabled HotRemit app is available as a free download for BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices from BlackBerry World, Google Play, and the App Store. To learn more, you can visit the HotRemit website.

Visit the HotRemit website to learn more

HotRemit App By Digitsecure Adopts BBM For Mobile Payments And Expense Tracking

New Delhi, India – April 22, 2016 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications and Digitsecure, a leading mobility, identity and payments platform company today announced that they are bringing the immediacy and reliability of BBM™ to HotRemit digital money transfers in India.

HotRemit, a social wallet app developed by Digitsecure, simplifies money transfers, including sending and requesting money, mobile top-up and DTH recharge using phone numbers. It is now available on BBM. Starting today, BBM users can initiate instant mobile payment transfers in BBM and receive customized expense reports for personal and professional expenses.

HotRemit enables real-time, secure and seamless digital financial transactions. Users can seamlessly send money to any of their BBM contacts using HotRemit without the complications of traditional money transfer. HotRemit is operated in a PCI-DSS certified environment, ensuring security of transactions and data, both in rest, and transmission.

"BBM provides a convenient and instant social platform for money transfers, top-ups and expense tracking to both individuals and organizations. HotRemit is committed to social financial transactions and adding more social features that simplify day to day mundane tasks," said Jay Krishna, Founder director, DigitSecure.

"BBM is trusted by customers across the world for its reliability, control features and immediacy. There's a growing appetite for mobile payment solutions and supporting mobile wallets, and HotRemit is another great example of how we are developing the BBM ecosystem to successfully integrate chat, social and commerce," says Matthew Talbot, SVP, BBM at BlackBerry.

The BBM-enabled HotRemit app is available as a free download for BlackBerry®, Android™ and iOS devices from BlackBerry World, Google Play and App Store.

About BBM

Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its reliability, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world's most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

About HotRemit

HotRemit simplifies money transfers, money pooling, requesting money, donating, mobile and DTH top-ups using phone numbers or BBM. It is free to download on BlackBerry, iOS, and Android devices.

About DigitSecure India Private Limited

Digitsecure is a mobility first LastMile enabling company specializing in end to end platform for Identification, Payments, Money transfer and Tracking. ?Launched LastMile platform in year 2015 which is an end to end secure platform consisting of secure Handhelds and secure platform connected with Banks & Aadhaar. Digitsecure works with clients in banking, insurance, ecommerce, logistics and government. For more information on DigitSecure, please visit: www.DigitSecure.com.