Tunisian Digital Finance for People (TDFP) has signed a partnership agreement with Al Baraka Bank to jointly launch and operate a financially and socially inclusive mobile wallet service in Tunisia.
TDFP is a subsidiary of VYZYO, a rapidly growing mobile financial services technology company and Al Baraka is a prestigious fast-growing bank in Tunisia.
As a first step in the partnership between the two companies, TDFP will deploy VYZYOPay as a platform for Al Baraka Bank to offer a mobile wallet service to its customers across Tunisia.
VYZYOPay is a state-of-the-art technology platform that enables banks and other financial institutions to offer digital payments and mobile financial services as well as embrace the new wave of digital transformation towards digital and branchless banking.
This new mobile wallet service will initially enable digital payments for government services, mobile transfers, merchant payments and more. Al Baraka Bank’s mobile wallet service will also facilitate the disbursement of government social welfare, healthcare reimbursements, pension payments, micro-insurance and micro-savings.
Al Baraka Bank’s mobile wallet service will support financial and social inclusion and will be available to all segments of the population in Tunisia, including those with limited or no access to banking services, health care and communications infrastructure.
“We are proud of this new challenge with TDFP and VYZYO, which supports the national effort of financial inclusion, especially through decashing, which will contribute to fortifying the Tunisian economy and will standardize digital payments,” said Mohamed El Moncer, CEO of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia.
Al Baraka Bank, TDFP and VYZYO will combine their extensive international expertise and experience to drive the right strategy to develop, launch and promote the new mobile wallet service, especially to the large underbanked and unbanked segments of the population in Tunisia.
“This is a wonderful deal for Al Baraka, TDFP, VYZYO and, most importantly, the people of Tunisia,” declared VJ Odedra, Founder and Group CEO of VYZYO and CEO of TDFP.”