Asiacell Expands Mobile Financial Services

Ooredoo is expanding its mobile financial services (MFS) following the launch of AsiaHawala exclusively with Asiacell, part of Ooredoo Group, in December 2015.

AsiaHawala is the first-ever mobile money service provider to launch in Iraq, licenced by the Central Bank of Iraq. The service enables Asiacell customers to make a number of Mobile Money transactions on a daily basis, including money transfer, bill payments and airtime top-up.

AsiaHawala is currently available at 1,600 locations throughout all governates of Iraq.

With the launch of AsiaHawala, Ooredoo now offers mobile financial services in four markets – Qatar, Indonesia, Tunisia and Iraq – delivering daily services to nearly five million customers.

H.E. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani (pictured), Group CEO, Ooredoo, said:

“Smart financial services have the potential to change people’s lives, by offering access for the under-banked and providing customers with greater control over their money.

“Ooredoo is deploying a full range of innovative solutions to extend the range of mobile financial services across our footprint, and we’re very proud that Asiacell has launched the first mobile money service licenced by the Central Bank of Iraq.”

(Source: Ooredoo)

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