Telecom: MTN to Merge two Finance Subsidiaries
Telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria, has proposed a merger of its two finance subsidiaries; Momo Payment Service Bank Limited and Yello Digital Financial Services Limited.
This was revealed in its proposed resolutions for its 2023 Annual General Meeting scheduled to hold in April.
The company said that the proposed merger would “hold the Payment Service Bank licence granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria and will also be capable of performing super-agent services and other permissible activities.”
Momo PSB is the payments unit of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, which began operations in 2022 on the same day that rival Airtel Africa announced a similar move by its fintech arm.
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Speaking about Momo PSB, MTN Nigeria’s CEO, Karl Toriola said that it supports the Federal government’s “drive towards financial inclusion in Nigeria.
“Not just for those in urban centres and markets, but also people in rural and remote areas of the country who remain excluded from the financial system.”
The CBN granted MTN’s Yello Digital Financial Services Limited a full Super Agent Licence in 2019.
Super agents are businesses licensed by the CBN to recruit agents to provide financial services to communities on behalf of banks to increase financial inclusion.
MTN Nigeria added that the proposed merger will bring enhanced value for the Company and its shareholders.