Safaricom, Visa Deal Enables M-PESA Users To Transact In Over 200 Countries

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M-PESA Africa Director Sitoyo Lopokoiyit and Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa among other officials at the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card launch PHOTO/COURTESY

Giant telecommunications company Safaricom has entered a deal with Visa that will see M-PESA customers transact in more than 200 countries.

The deal that saw the inception of M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card will see customers pay up to KSh 150,000 per transaction and KSh 300,000 per day.

Once a customer performs a transaction with the card, they will receive an SMS with the prevailing exchange rate for the transaction value.

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In terms of security, the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card is designed to generate a unique CVV for a 30-minute period.

Customers will key in their M-PESA PIN each time they generate a CVV.

What is M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card?

The M-PESA GlobalPay VISA Virtual card is a timely service tailored to meet the increasing needs of Kenyans using global apps and shopping websites for entertainment, retail, business and even when travelling abroad.

How to activate M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card

The M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card can be activated through the M-PESA App by selecting M-PESA GlobalPay, under the “Pay” or “Grow” option.

The new service can also be activated by dialling *334# then selecting option 6 for “Lipa Na M-PESA” followed by “M-PESA GlobalPay”.

It is important to note that both options will require the customer to use their M-PESA PIN.

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The customer can then view their card details and generate the “CVV” required to confirm online card transactions, manage their cards, set up repeat payments and access their Mini-Statement.

The M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual Card will be available across other M-PESA markets through the M-PESA Super App.

These include Tanzania, D.R Congo, Mozambique, Lesotho and Ghana.

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