After a 3 months pilot in Europe, SimbaPay, a leading digital money transfer provider, has expanded its instant Africa money transfer service to 5 new EU countries – France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Africans living in these EU countries will now be able to send money back home instantly and free of charge. Money transferred via the service to Africa is credited instantly at the destination mobile money wallet, merchant or bank account.
“Our goal of connecting all Africans living abroad to any Mobile Money wallet or Bank Account in Africa just moved one step closer,” CEO of SimbaPay, Nyasinga Onyancha said in a press release.
He added, “We’re quite pleased to deliver this to Africans in the EU and partner banks in Africa that have been requesting we expand the service to these new territories”.
To send money, Africans living in the EU with a bank account or debit card simply need to download the SimbaPay app from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store and proceed to make money transfers straight from any mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Apart from sending money direct to mobile money services such as M-Pesa, customers can also send money to bank accounts in Africa and to Pay Bill merchants such as schools, utility companies, and so on.
By the end of March 2016, SimbaPay will be expanding to another 6 countries.
SimbaPay is bringing speed, convenience and constant innovation to the international remittance space, enabling users to send money to loved ones or even vendors in Africa, from wherever they are at any time they desire through its web and native app.
SimbaPay launched free, instant transfers to all Nigerian banks last year. In June 2015, it became the first platform in the world to allow Kenyans living abroad make M-Pesa PayBill payments.
SimbaPay is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.