BBM users with a Nigerian bank account can now request for money, airtime and payment for services from their BBM contacts, all thanks to a Quickteller Mini app mow available for smartphones running on Android, BlackBerry and iOS.
Quick teller Mini app, a collaborative effort between Interswitch, a digital payments and commerce provider and BlackBerry enables transactions in a secure and user-friendly way.
In an official statement sent to Technology Times, the companies say the service “is as easy as sharing a photo or file while chatting with a contact on BBM. You simply select the attachment option, choose Quickteller, enter the amount and make a request. The recipient of the message simply taps it and enters their account details. The money is credited to the recipient’s bank account instantly.”
Mitchell Elegbe, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Interswitch says that person-to-person transfers and electronic airtime recharge present a growing market opportunity in Nigeria.
In his submission Matthew Talbot, SVP Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry “BBM is one of the most popular messaging applications in Nigeria,”
According to him, the new mobile payment service demonstrates BBM has evolved 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”, he adds.
The Quickteller Mini App is now available via free download from BlackBerry World, Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.