Barclays Bank Zambia launches new e-commerce site


By Nation Reporter

BARCLAYS Bank Zambia Plc has partnered with Cellulant, a leading payments ecosystem in Africa, to develop a new e-commerce site for the Zambian market called combines the ease of online payments with the accessibility of card payments, giving customers freedom to pay their bills and purchase airtime using Visa or MasterCard anytime and anywhere.

Barclays Bank Zambia acting retail director, Mwewa Besa said the site was easy to use and had been enhanced with the latest in technology to ensure that customers’ privacy and security were preserved.

Ms. Besa said Barclays would continue to engage with various stakeholders to ensure that more companies were enlisted on the Paybills site to give the public a convenient way of shopping and paying bills.

“The Bank will continue to engage with various stakeholders to introduce products and services that ease the banking experience of its customers,

“Barclays is excited to introduce a service which can be accessed 24/7 by Barclays and non-Barclays customers with a Visa or MasterCard using the internet anywhere in the world,” she said.

She said Barclays would continue to lead the way through investment in innovative banking solutions which spoke to customers’ banking needs and develop products and services which enhanced customers banking experience. And Cellulant Group chief commercial officer, David Waithaka said the versatility of the site allowed users pay bills from the comfort of their homes or office, removing the worry of missed or late bills.

“It is of utmost importance that customers are afforded an easy experience which gives the user total control and safety in payments wherever they choose to use the site,” he said.

The introduction of has repositioned Barclays Bank Zambia towards achieving its goal of providing customers with innovative banking solutions.