Safaricom Mpesa is the leading and dominant mobile money platform in Africa. Hence it’s the biggest telecom and the most widely used mobile phone based money in Kenya. Mpesa wallet provides a platform that allows individuals to easily and conveniently save, send and receive cash. Furthermore, it also offers loans and merchant payments services. Via Mpesa and Western Union partnership, Customers can also send and receive money globally via Mpesa global.
Western Union is a cash remittance company that enables money transfer around the globe. It allows money transfer to more than 200 countries and territories all over the world. Via partnership with Western Union, active Mpesa users can easily send and receive cash using their mobile phones from all over the word. In addition, the partnership also enables transfer to bank accounts across the world. For example, an individual can send money to a bank account in the United Kingdom, Germany and United Arab Emirates.
Through Mpesa global, an individual, anywhere in the world can easily send money to an active Mpesa customer in Kenya. They can easily do so using the more than 500, 000 western union agent’s locations across the world. The agents also enables pick-ups for the money sent abroad via Mpesa global to western union.
Mpesa global provides a platform that connects the Mpesa users to the world. That is, active Mpesa users can easily transact with the rest of the world. Also, the rest of the world can also transact with the Mpesa users. Via Mpesa global, individuals can easily send money to families and friends abroad at the comfort of their mobile phones. Furthermore, they can also receive cash from abroad anytime and anywhere even in the most remote areas.
Safaricom Mpesa global payments – How to send money globally via Mpesa global and Western Union
To send money globally via Mpesa to Western Union is very easy.
- On your mobile phone, dial *840#
- Select Mpesa Global
Also, individuals can;
- On mySafaricomApp, go to the Mpesa menu
- Select Mpesa Global
Features of Mpesa Global
Through Mpesa global, an individual can easily and seamlessly;
- Send money from Mpesa to Western Union location across the world.
- Receive cash from Western Union to Mpesa.
- Send money to anyone’s mobile phone number in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
- Transfer money directly to a bank account across the world.
- Send from PayPal to Mpesa and also top up from Mpesa to PayPal.
Other than sending and receiving money from abroad, Mpesa global also enables individuals to easily make payments while shopping online.
Mpesa provides a maximum of Kshs.70, 000 per transaction and a daily limit of Kshs.140, 000.
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Money sent to an Mpesa wallet is received immediately within minutes. While to a bank, or a Western Union Agent may take some hours.
The money sent to an Mpesa account can then easily be withdrawn from an Mpesa agent available in the most remote areas. Also an individual can opt to transfer the amount to his or bank account.
Mpesa is available 24hours a day. With Mpesa, an individual can easily;
- Send and receive money from abroad
- Send and receive money from another Mpesa wallet
- Pay for goods and services
- Buy airtime
- Withdraw money at an ATM
- Pay bills
With Mpesa, individuals can easily settle their utility bills at the comfort of their homes via the pay bill numbers. Such bills includes, GOtv, DStv, Electricity bills, Nairobi Water and so on. Also via Mpesa customers can easily book and pay for the Madaraka Express and also purchase apps at the Google Play Store.
Mpesa continues to make a difference to people’s lives by helping them to be more efficient and flexible. It provides a fast and safe way to receive, save pay and transfer money. Furthermore, it provides low- cost services such as Mpesa kadogo that provides free money transfer thus making it very affordable to all.