Barclays will be launching its mobile banking application Hello Money, in Zimbabwe this month. The announcement was made as part of the launch of new ATMs by the company a few days ago. Hello Money will allow Barclays account holders to transfer money to a Barclays account or to an account at another banking institution, airtime top up, mini statements and balance enquiries.
According to a report on financial news service, FinX, the application will work on smartphones, which may point to it being either a Android app, a IOS, or that there’s a version for each OS. In other countries the service, going by the same name, has been implemented by Barclays using USSD. Being a smartphone app also indicates that this is not going to be a ZimSwitch Shared Services powered service.
Barclays mobile services in Africa are provided by Cellulant, a Kenyan mobile commerce services provider.
“We want our customers to do more of the things that they enjoy so we make it a priority to create products that allow them to do so; ‘Hello Money’ does exactly that.” said Barclays MD George Guvamatanga about the launch of the service.
Note: Title was corrected to read “mobile banking” instead of the incorrect “mobile money”