NIGERIA – Skye Bank Plc and Chams Mobile have jointly won the ‘Best Mobile money/Card combination in Nigeria’ award for their joint development and activation of the Kegow Visa virtual card.

The Kalahari awards recognises a leading mobile money operator that is making impact and has significantly driven the uptake of mobile money in Nigeria.

The award was presented to the winners at the Kalahari Awards 2016 during the sixth Remittance and Mobile Money Conference, which took place in Lagos at the weekend.

The organisers of the awards, Kalahari, commended both Chams Mobile and Skye Bank for partnering to develop an innovative and revolutionary virtual card to ease payment for transactions as well as facilitate e-commerce.

Commenting on the awards, the Managing Director, Chams Mobile, Brian Larsen, said that he was excited to partner with Skye Bank and Visa on this unique and ‘First in Nigeria’ Visa Virtual Card payment solution, which was developed with the company’s international joint venture partners Bancore AS (as the Mobile financial services processor) and Global Technology Partners (as the Visa prepaid card processor).

According to him, “E-commerce savvy users can shop securely online by loading funds from a bank account or any other financial card, and those without a formal banking relationship will suddenly have the means to make their money work for them and move towards financial inclusion.”

The Kalahari Awards has brought together mobile money operators and card services providers from across Africa seeks to appreciate and honour operators that have distinguished themselves in the industry for their game-chaing innovations.

The innovative and Nigeria’s first Kegow Visa Virtual Card is an innovation from ChamsMobile and Skye Bank Plc, developed in association with technical and joint venture partners, Bancore, Global Technology Partners and Chams Plc.

According to Kegow, “It’s unique that customers get the Kegow Visa card image on their phones, tablets and PCs. A physical card can also be obtained if required.”

February 8, 2016;