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Airtel Africa Gets CBN’s Approval To Operate Service Bank In Nigeria

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Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, on Friday announced that its subsidiary SMARTCASH Payment Service Bank Limited has been granted approval in principle to operate a payment service bank business in Nigeria.

Final approval is subject to the Group satisfying certain standard conditions within six months.

CEO, Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya in a statement said: “I am very pleased that Smartcash has been granted an approval in principle to operate a service bank business in Nigeria.

“We will now work closely with the Central Bank of Nigeria to meet all its conditions to receive the operating licence and commence operations.

“The final operating licence will enable us to expand our digital financial products and reach the millions of Nigerians that do not have access to traditional financial services.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the Government, the Central Bank and traditional financial institutions to expand financial inclusion and meet the evolving needs of our customers and the economy.“

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