Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money platform, EcoCash, has introduced a new service that allows customers to make real-time, multicurrency (ZWL or USD) bill payments and allow for automatic monthly bill payments.
Dubbed “EcoCash Bill Manager”, the new service enables express payments, a service that allows customers to save regular service provider billing details and allow customers to quickly buy airtime and data bundles.
The express payments feature also has an option for customers to check their account balances.
Announcing the new service on Thursday, EcoCash chief operating officer, Munyaradzi Nhamo, said:
Our customers will now be able to make real-time payments and get instant updates on the status of their accounts.
They will also be able to set recurring bill payments for auto-collection by the service or utility providers, straight from their mobile wallets, on a monthly basis.
All they will need to do is authorize the payment; EcoCash Bill Manager will automatically fetch the bill from the service provider and present it to the customer for payment authorization.
Nhamo said that EcoCash users will now never miss a payment because EcoCash Bill Manager will remind them. He said:
EcoCash Bill Manager puts the power into the customer’s hands. They will have the convenience and flexibility to make one-time payments, or to automatically schedule mandates for recurring payments to their utility or service provider.
EcoCash said customers that use the EcoCash Bill Manager online will get an instant email notification, with proof of payment, once they pay their bills.
They will also be able to access and download EcoCash statements on demand.
Some of the billers on the EcoCash Bill Manager include ZESA prepaid tokens, CIMAS, Nyaradzo etcetera.