SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider, has expanded its instant Africa money transfer service to France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain after a pilot that has been running for three months in these countries.
SimbaPay also 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 and continues to disrupt the cross-border remittance industry with its focus on extreme speed and convenience.
With this development, 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.
Speaking on this latest development, Nyasinga Onyancha, CEO for SimbaPay says “our goal of connecting all Africans living abroad to any Mobile Money wallet or Bank Account in Africa just moved one step closer.” He also expressed that “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.”
The money transfer provider says it will be expanding to another 6 countries by the end of March 2016. “Our goal of connecting all Africans living abroad to any Mobile Money wallet or Bank Account in Africa just moved one step closer,” the company says.
To send money via SimbaPay, 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 and proceed to make money transfers straight from any mobile phone, tablet or computer.
The SimbaPay app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Android app stores.