Ooredoo expands mobile money footprint to Iraq

14 Jan 2016


Qatar-based Ooredoo Group has announced the expansion of its mobile financial services to a fourth country, having launched ‘AsiaHawala’ at its Iraqi unit Asiacell. In a press release, Ooredoo notes that AsiaHawala is the country’s first mobile money service, enabling subscribers to transfer money, pay bills and top up airtime at 1,600 locations and is licensed by the Central Bank of Iraq. Ooredoo now offers mobile financial facilities in Qatar, Indonesia, Tunisia and Iraq.

Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani commented: ‘Ooredoo is deploying a full range of innovative solutions to extend the range of mobile financial services across our footprint, and we’re very proud that Asiacell has launched the first mobile money service licenced by the Central Bank of Iraq.’