Indonesia: Monitise partners PermataBank for mobile payments service on BlackBerry Messenger

Monday 11 February 2013 11:39 CET | News

UK-based mobile financial technology company Monitise has entered an agreement with Indonesian financial institution PermataBank to launch a mobile payments service for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) in Indonesia.

The BBM Money service has been created by PermataBank and BlackBerry, with the support of AGIT Monitise Indonesia, a joint venture between Monitise Asia Pacific and Astra Graphia Information Technology (AGIT), which is part of the Astra International Group.

The companies are set to roll out the service via a commercial pilot for BlackBerry smartphones in Indonesia.

The BBM Money service is set to enable BlackBerry users to access a mobile money account from their smartphones and make payments from within BBM to their contacts who also use the service, buy mobile airtime credit and transfer money to bank accounts.

In recent news, Monitise has entered a partnership with CGI Group, a provider of information technology and business process services, to provide mobile money services to banking and payments companies in Europe using Monitise’s technology platform.

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Keywords: Monitise, PermataBank, mobile payments, BlackBerry, Indonesia, UK
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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