This Pan African Life Series - Rapid Transfer - Osahon Akpata

Inspiration And Insights
2 min readJul 21, 2021

In episode 2, we highlight on of Ecobank’s best kept secrets — Rapidtransfer, our proprietary money transfer service, which allows customers send money instantly between 33 African countries. No other banking app has such a service as it is rides on our pan African switch connecting all countries of operation. Users are often amazed to see the funds move instantly between countries at a fee less than or equal to 3%. Rapidtransfer is available on other channels outside Ecobank Mobile i.e. physical touch points (Ecobank branches and subagents) and digital channels (Rapidtransfer standalone app and via 3rd party integrations such a select telcos). Since about half of the approximately 32 million Africans living in diaspora are in other African countries, there are numerous use cases of those wishing to send money between African countries.

“Hello and welcome to This Pan African Life, a video series where we highlight the features of the Ecobank Mobile App to meet your lifestyle needs across the continent.

My name is Osahon and today I am going to be talking to you about sending money to other African countries.

I love to travel, and I have been to about a dozen African countries. Moving around the continent is not always easy, however, when it comes to sending money between African countries, Ecobank Mobile makes it seamless.

Imagine this. It’s your sister’s birthday. She lives in Accra and you want to send her $100 or your son is studying in Cotonou and you need to send him $50 pocket money. You can do these transactions very easily with Ecobank Mobile App. Yes, that is correct. You can send money instantly to 33 African countries with Ecobank Mobile App. No other mobile banking app has this feature.

So, if you need to send money to someone in another African country, download Ecobank Mobile App today and start transacting today. You will be glad that you did this.

Thank you and see you again soon.”