In a bid to revolutionize the remittance space, SimbaPay has raised the single transaction limit to Africa from previous transaction limit of $3,000 to a whopping $45,000.
Victor Karanja, Head of Operations at SimbaPay stated that with this development, sending money home and buying property across Africa has just become a whole lot easier.
“A pain point for customers in the past has been having to undertake multiple transfers to complete a single purchase.
“A key risk with multiple transfers was exchange rate fluctuation. Sending up to $45,000 with just our mobile app will protect senders from the fluctuation that arises when one splits up the transfer,” Karanja said.
African immigrants in the European countries can now effortlessly complete larger purchases in Africa such as that of property, vehicles and paying large hospital bills or university fees through the SimbaPay app.
SimbaPay has equally added an incentive to users as money transfers of more than $3,000 will also automatically qualify them for the daily SimbaPayDiscounted Exchange Rates. With the Discounted Exchange Rate, a user gets to transfer money at a more favourable exchange rate than the standardSimbaPay exchange rate.
European Union based Africans will now be able to send large amounts of 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.
“What further sets SimbaPay apart from other money transfer services is that the App can do more than just send money directly to mobile money services such as M-Pesa. SimbaPay can also send money to bank accounts in Africa and to Pay Bill merchants such as schools and utility companies,” Karanjastressed.
The app’s higher transaction limit is immediately available on all SimbaPay platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android and Web.
Simbapay has gathered many accolades, of which in 2015, SimbaPay was named the Overall Winner at the prestigious Demo Africa 2015. SimbaPay also launched free, instant transfers to all Nigerian banks last year.
In June 2015 SimbaPay became the first platform in the world to allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments and the app continues to disrupt the cross-border remittance industry with its focus on extreme speed and convenience.
In April 2016, SimbaPay was selected as one of 10 companies to join the first ever Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars in Africa.
To send money via SimbaPay, Africans living in the EU with a bank account or debit card simply download the SimbaPay app from the Apple AppStore(http://itunes.apple.com/app/id912728134) or Google Play (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simbapay.simbapayandroid). App users can then proceed to securely make money transfers straight from any smartphone, tablet or computer.