Sometime ago on this blog, we reported that Amazon would now start shipping its goods to some African markets, Nigeria being included in the longlist. We also brought to you that Paypal is now usable via the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) application. As if these are not enough to re-shape the way transactions are carried out in the country, BBM has introduced a new feature to the Messenger app which would allow users to send and receive money via BBM.
This service is courtesy of Interswitch, a switch network which is well known for its operations at connecting the Automated Teller Machine networks and internet banking service of banks that are in Nigeria. To send or receive money via BBM now, proceed to your local application store and download Interswitch’s QuickTeller Mini application (BlackBerry | iOS | Android ).
On download, you’ll be required to log in to the application if you already have an account or sign up if you’re a new member. On doing this, you’ll get a verification code sent to you via SMS with prompt on how to go about your verification exercise. Once you’re verified, you get the option to link up with your BBM and voila, seamless cash transaction between you and your contacts.
To then send money, when chatting with a contact, hit the attachment button and choose the QuickTeller. Your contact will get a prompt where they’ll be required to enter the bank account number they wish to be credited. The amount which you have chosen will then be automatically credited to the user’s bank account. Simple as that.