Kathmandu, Dec 16. Nepal’s first and leading payment service provider eSewa and leading messaging app, Rakuten Viber have joined hands. Customers can now top-up talk time and send money to contact numbers through Viber.
With this partnership, Viber users in Nepal can seamlessly link their eSewa Account to top up talk time as well as send money to other users from within the Viber App. This partnership is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific Region and eSewa becomes only the third company to partner with Viber for Payment Services after Apple and Google. This feature is available to all the Viber Users in Nepal.
With this collaboration as an introductory offer, users will enjoy a 10 percent or maximum NRs.100 cashback on recharge and five percent or maximum NRs 50 on Fund transfer. Besides that, on weekly basis, customers will get a chance to win attractive gifts/vouchers and as a bumper price, one lucky customer will win a laptop.
“This is a breakthrough in digital payments in Nepal and it will bring a new dimension to digital payments in Nepal,” said Roshan Lamichhane, Chief Operating Officer, eSewa. “We will continue to innovate and make financial transactions simple, secure, and affordable.”
Similarly, Anna Znamenskayaof Rakuten, Chief Growth Officer, Rakuten Viber said, “We have always envisioned Viber to be a lifetime app that is of maximum benefit to its users.
One of the ways to make this happen is to ensure that our users have access to a secure alternative platform to make their financial transactions such as top-ups and fund transfer as convenient as possible. She added, “We are excited seeing this happen through our partnership with Nepal’s first and the largest online payment gateway, eSewa.”