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BANK OF AFRICA selects SBS for North-South money transfers

By Leandra Monteiro

September 02, 2021

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Sopra Banking Software, BANK OF AFRICA Sopra Banking Software (SBS), a global gaint in financial technologies, have announced the recent partnership with BANK OF AFRICA, to launch a new innovative offering for North to South money transfers based on SBS Open Banking Platform, powered by European open banking platform Tink.

SBS and BANK OF AFRICA are strengthening their partnership with a view to rolling out Sopra Banking Software’s cloud-native Open Banking Platform for North – South transfers. By adopting this solution, BANK OF AFRICA is demonstrating its strategic decision to enhance services supporting the remittance customer journey, leveraging on SBS Platform to orchestrate the various key services such as account aggregation & payment initiation through Open Banking process, real-time currency converter, change currency estimate depending on transfers etc.

Mounir Chraibi, Chief Operating Officer of BANK OF AFRICA explained, “BANK OF AFRICA is embarking on a key project to launch a new innovative offering for South to North money transfers, that will complete the very first transfer by card “DabaTransfer” offering we’ve initiated recently. We are convinced that our partnership with Sopra Banking Software and the deployment of this Open Banking Platform will be a driving force to facilitate fast, easy, and cost-effective remittances. By capitalizing on open banking opportunities with next-generation money remittance software, we will reduce the cost of money transfers and simplify the customer experience.”

“We are very happy to be able to guide BANK OF AFRICA Group through their remittances offering transformation, they will take advantage of a streamlined payment software — utilizing account aggregation, leveraging multicurrency payment initiation services, and making international transfers painless, within innovative broader added value services for their customers,” shared Raouf Mhenni, Executive Vice President, MEA of Sopra Banking Software.

The SBS Open Banking Platform enables creation of innovative digital customer journeys leveraging various API services of its marketplace partners. With Tink API, it will enable BANK OF AFRICA’s customers to access to EU bank accounts through a regulated AISP and PISP, to proceed money transfer from account to account, to view payment summary. And amongst other additional advanced services of the SBS platform, it will allow the bank to manage scooping & clipping to automate remittances.

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