Orange Money arrives in France

Orange has launched its money transfer service Orange Money, which is already available in Africa and the Middle East, in its home country.

Orange Money arrives in France

The service will enable users to transfer money via their mobile to other Orange Money customers in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, and within Metropolitan France.

Orange France consumer sales director Patrick Roussel said: “We are delighted to offer the Orange Money solution to our customers living in Metropolitan France and particularly to those with a link to Africa – this is a simple, secure and instant money transfer service between family and friends via mobile.”

In those three African countries, recipients can withdraw money from over 30,000 Orange Money points.

Orange said the service will develop gradually and it intends to increase the number of points of sale in France.

“An Orange Money app will be available soon in France and Orange will look to expand the money transfer offer from France to other countries over time,” the company said in a statement.

Orange is supported by its subsidiary W-HA for the launch of Orange Money in France. W-HA has an EMI agreement and is authorised to issue and manage electronic money.