Etisalat’s Flous rolled out in Gabon

Etisalat Smart VillageEtisalat Group has set-up mobile phone-based commerce service Flous to improve banking services offered to the Gabonese population. (Image source: Smart Village)Etisalat Group has announced it has launched a mobile phone-based commerce service Flous in Gabon

The Flous solution will allow subscribers to use their mobile phones as digital wallets to pay for bills, goods and services, withdraw and deposit money and manage bank accounts as well as offering other services, according to Etisalat.   

“This launch represents our most recent innovation, pushing the boundaries of mobile communications by bringing banking to the unbanked in many of our global markets,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, chief digital services officer at Etisalat Group. 

“For any market in the world, the combination of services we are providing would be exciting; when this is in the African context, the implications are especially profound,” Shamsi added. 

Etisalat and Orabank aim to enhance customer experience with the development of the Flous ecosystem, employing more merchants and agents to support the servicem Etisalat stated.  

“The partnership with Etisalat in Gabon delivers a world-class mobile financial service to the Gabonese population. By redesigning the relationship between financial institutions and customers, we will provide banking services to all communities in the country and raise the levels of financial participation,” said Mamoudou Kane, managing director of Orabank Gabon. 

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