Digital money transfer provider, SimbaPay has announced that it now supports Safaricom’s M-Pesa PayBill payment service in Kenya.
This development broadens the reach of the M-Pesa Paybill service which was previously limited to Safaricom subscribers within Kenya. Now, Kenyans living abroad will be able to make payments in Kenya on the M-Pesa Paybill service via the SimbaPay App.
With this development, SimbaPay users in the UK will be able to make instant money transfers at no cost and will not require either a Safaricom phone number or M-Pesa registration to make transactions with vendors using M-Pesa Paybill in Kenya.
“Our customers want to pay vendors in Kenya faster and without having to go through friends and family”, says Nyasinga Onyancha, CEO for SimbaPay. “This new product allows them to do just that, especially for time sensitive payments such as those to hospitals, stock brokers and the likes”, he added.
This service is currently limited to Kenyans in the UK, however the company says it has plans to extend it to other European countries .
Last month, SimbaPay introduced its money transfer service to Nigeria, enabling Nigerians in the UK send money to Nigeria at no cost.