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Zamtel, Barclays launch online payment solution for subscribers

ZAMTEL and Barclays Bank Zambia Plc have launched an online payment solution aimed at bringing convenience to Zamtel subscribers who will now pay for various communication products and services from anywhere.

According to a statement issued today, Zamtel customers would now pay for their data accounts on ADSL as well as purchase credit for pre-paid mobile and fixed line numbers from the comfort of their homes or offices using an e-Commerce platform.

Barclays Bank Zambia managing director Mizinga Melu said the partnership was in line with the bank’s strategy that focuses on delivering innovative products and services to its customers that was anchored on the effective use of technology.

“Globally, the banking sector has been no exception to the ever changing technology trends and for this reason, we have continued to invest in our technology platforms in order to provide our customers with superior banking services that offer them the convenience to transact anywhere and anytime. Therefore, for us at Barclays, the digital agenda is part of our DNA and as a way of transforming our customers’ experience, we constantly seek partnerships and alliances such as the one we have entered into with Zamtel in order to leverage complementary competencies that benefit customers,”

said Melu.

And Zamtel acting chief executive officer Sydney Mupeta said the partnership demonstrated the confidence that both Zamtel and Barclays had in the Zambian economy.
“This strategic partnership clearly demonstrates the confidence that both Zamtel and Barclays have in the Zambian economy and are committed to cashlite and risk-free payment solutions,” said Mupeta.

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