In its bid to further simplify digital payments, global payment solutions business, Flutterwave, said it has partnered with financial payment firm, Visa to launch GetBarter, an application that allows consumers and merchants to make and accept payments locally and internationally.
The GetBarter app is a lifestyle payment solution that operates globally with an initial user base in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa.
With the partnership, Visa cardholders will be able to initiate payments within the app and make online and mobile payments by attaching their card details to their GetBarter app profile while non-card carriers can generate a virtual Visa card upon registration.
The app also enables Visa users to receive money from any Visa card account either domestic or international. This means that app users can receive money from family and friends from any Visa card directly into their GetBarter app Wallet. Additionally, GetBarter users can carry out business transactions, pay bills and initiate payments to thousands of merchants anywhere Visa is accepted globally.
Speaking on the partnership, chief executive officer of Flutterwave, Mr. Olugbenga Agboola, said: “For us, we have simplified digital payments so that more Africans can be included in the payment revolution. This is evident in the design of the app, which primarily helps users manage their finances and earn endless benefits from more than 25,000 merchants including Uber, Flywire, and Wakanow.”
In his own words, Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Fintech and Ventures at Visa, Mr. Otto Williams, said the collaboration with Flutterwave will deliver on his company’s strategy of aligning with innovative partners on solutions that help to include more people and businesses in the formal financial system. “It brings us a step closer to ensuring that more Africans can access secure, convenient and affordable payments and other financial services, and use them to meet everyday needs and long-term goals.”