OROBO, the newly-launched money transfer platform from Saana Holdings, is opening up cross- border money transfers and bill-payments into Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Serria-Leone and supporting financial inclusion in West Africa.
OROBO facilitates money transfers from the United States to Nigeria as well as bill payments for services within Nigeria via a simple app supplied by the WAY4 digital payments platform provided by OpenWay. With OROBO, Nigerians who work abroad can transfer funds to their families back home, more easily and cost-effectively than using traditional card-based bank transfers.
Thanks to the direct connection with domestic payment schemes in Africa implemented on the WAY4 software platform, OROBO provides a last-mile service for remittance recipients, enabling them to access funds via Bank, ATMs and mobile agents locally.
The system, comprising account and card management, merchant acquiring, financial switching and mobile wallet, will not only support OROBO’s day-to-day operations today. It also underpins its ambitious plans to expand into other African markets and grow from a remittance startup into a full- fledged transaction processing company. OROBO plans to scale its business as well as transaction volumes on WAY4, plus offer innovative services such as mobile wallets and mobile commerce in the future.
“OROBO mission has always been using technology to solve the day-to-day challenges faced by the Africans and the Diasporas living outside the African continent, which they encounter when it comes to remittance and cross-border bill payments, both at the personal and business levels,” comments Chiedu Okeke, CEO, OROBO.
“Our Partnership with OpenWay is a way forward to achieve the last miles of our vision as a leading African fin-tech innovation services provider in promoting efficiency and improving quality of life. This means Africa is moving forward in terms of payments technology.”