Interswitch, Africa's leading digital payments and commerce provider, has announced the integration of its Quickteller services with BlackBerry's BBM. Through the use of the new app called Quickteller Mini, BBM users with a Nigerian bank account can make a request for money, airtime and payment for services from one of their BBM contacts. In much the same way as PayPal through BBM works, you simply select the attachment option, choose Quickteller, enter the amount and make a request.
"BBM is one of the most popular messaging applications in Nigeria," said Matthew Talbot, SVP Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. "This new mobile payment service demonstrates how we have effectively evolved BBM from the best real-time chat experience to a true social engagement and e-commerce platform. By combining the strengths of BlackBerry and Interswitch, we have developed a service that puts Nigeria at the forefront of mobile payments and commerce innovations."
Interswitch, Group Managing Director, Mitchell Elegbe commented on this new service stating 'Person-to-Person transfers and electronic airtime recharge presents a growing market opportunity in Nigeria. We are delighted to bring our secure payment services to BBM users in Nigeria. This partnership demonstrates how Interswitch continues to innovate and push the boundaries in African payments whilst enhancing the customer experience.' The Quickteller Mini App is now available via free download from BlackBerry World, Google Play Store and Apple's App Store or users can also visit bbm.quickteller.com