AB Bank Zambia launched an award-winning mobile wallet in partnership with Software Group
The innovative technology combines the user-friendliness and convenience of a mobile wallet with the security and reliability of a bank account. Open to all Zambian citizens, it offers easy self-registration via USSD or an Android app – instantly, anywhere, anytime, and at no cost.
Through an integration with the National Financial Switch, a platform promoted by the Bank of Zambia to facilitate interoperability between banks and mobile money providers, eTumba customers are able to deposit and withdraw funds at more than 14,000 Kazang agents across the country.
Other features include real-time transfers with instant SMS and app push confirmation, an innovative “request money from a friend” option and in-app assistant to enhance customer experience, with more functionalities like bill payment and airtime top-up options expected in the coming weeks.
We are very grateful to partner with Software Group on the successful delivery and launch of the eTumba wallet and see them as a strategic partner in our digital transformation journey” commented Mr. Cosmin Olteanu, Chief Executive Officer of AB Bank.
Earlier this year, AB Bank Zambia was awarded the prestigious innovation prize for Small Medium and Micro Enterprise and Agricultural Finance by the European Investment Bank. One of the distinguished initiatives was the implementation of the eTumba mobile wallet.
About AB Bank Zambia
AB Bank Zambia Limited is a registered Commercial Bank in Zambia and a member of the Access Microfinance Holding AG network, which promotes access to financial services in developing and emerging economies. AB Bank Zambia targets micro, small and medium enterprises as well as low- and middle-income households and provides a broad range of affordable and appropriate products and services, which include loans to urban and rural entrepreneurs, free current and attractive savings accounts, domestic and international transfers and payments. The bank is committed to improving access to financial services to people in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas and extended more than 90,000 loans since its inception in 2011. Besides Access Microfinance Holding AG, AB Bank’s shareholders are Proparco (the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement, AFD), the International Finance Corporation (a member of the WorldBank Group) and KfW (the development bank of the Federal Republic of Germany). More information at https://www.abbank.co.zm/.