Sending money from one country to another country has become easy with Digicel (News - Alert) Mobile Money (DMM), a service used in five countries in the Pacific.
Digicel Pacific Limited, a mobile network company across the Pacific and a division of Digicel Group, is installing biometric-enabled payment systems into stores in New Zealand to offer its Digicel Mobile Money customers a more convenient way to send money home to the Pacific.
According to a press release, this new system will allow customers to transfer money home to register just once and record their fingerprint as permanent identification within the Digicel system.
"KYC is an important requirement, but it takes time and means that customers must bring photo ID with them every time they want to send money,” said Darren McLean, regional commercial director at Digicel Pacific. “We set out to deliver a service that dramatically improved the speed and convenience for our customers and I am delighted that we have achieved our objective. Our new service is now the fastest way to send money to the Pacific."
The company also allows existing customers to take advantage of this new service. Individuals can simply scan their fingerprint at the VeriFone terminal to retrieve their details and make a new transaction – even if they registered at another store.
The new fingerprint technology does not require customers to provide identification each time they engage in a transaction, meaning no forms to fill in and less time spent at the counter.
"When you add in Bill Payments, Top Up, the speed and the lowest send money fees in the market, we have a very smart product that addresses a real need in the community,” McLean added. “This month, we also provided shops in Tonga with VeriFone contactless payment terminals so families can use their transfers instantly to buy groceries, pay bills, or top up – they don't have to travel to get their money out anymore."
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Edited by Braden Becker