Ever put together the cost of making payments from your corporate bank account?
Founded in 2016, Wallets Africa is a Nigerian fintech startup that is working to make banking in this digital age as seamless as possible.
It allows people to send money, receive money, and make payments using phone numbers around Africa. The company’s goal is to give its customers a unique and improved transaction experience.
Two days ago, on 2nd September, the company, the Co-Founder and CEO of the company, John Oke, took to his Twitter page to announce the launch of a new product that will further help the company achieve its goal. He said,
“Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to allow businesses enjoy modern internet banking just like our customers. I’m excited to announce the launch of Business Wallet Accounts on @walletsafrica. businesses.wallet.africa.”
“It’s the easiest way to manage bulk payouts, make expense payments and perform transfers via API. Startups that you love … already use their business @walletsafrica account to manage day to day business internet banking operations. Request access businesses.wallet.africa.”
In an interview with Venturehunt, the company disclosed that the name of the product is Wallets for Businesses.
What is the process of opening Wallets for Business?
To open a Wallets for Business account, you have to request access to the Wallets for Business website. Your business has to be registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission and have an RC number.
How is this different from normal banks?
Wallets For Business is really easy to set up and devoid of the typical bank charges that corporate customers are used to. This is mainly because Wallets Africa is not a bank, but a built relationship with banks to offer better experiences to our customers.
How are your charges different from the current bank charges?
All bank transfers on Wallets go for as low as N25 and if you’re sending to a Wallets account, the transaction is done for free.
How long will it take before this product is open to the public?
We will be open to the public soon but we’re currently running a closed beta where people can request for access to start using it.
Do you have a banking license, and will the businesses receive a bank account number?
We’re currently using Providus Bank and all businesses will receive a bank account number.
Can Wallets For Business be used to handle employee payments?
Yes, it can. It comes with the bulk transfers option that allows the user to transfer money in bulk by integrating with Google sheets. All you have to do is input the account details into a google sheet and you’re good to go.
Will there be a corporate expense ATM card?
Yes, there will. We’ve started testing.
Basically, it will allow businesses to manage bulk payouts, make expense payments, and make transfers.
Even more, it includes a feature that will allow companies to link their business account with Google Sheets and perform bulk transfers to bank accounts.