Tigo, Visa partner to enable clients transact through Visa Direct

31Mar 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Tigo, Visa partner to enable clients transact through Visa Direct

A record nine million Tigo Pesa customers are now able to transact in real time securely through Visa Direct thanks to a deal reached between Tigo Tanzania and Visa Inc.

A Tigo Pesa wakala attending to customers in Dar es Salaam recently. File photo.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday Tigo’s Chief Officer for Mobile Financial Services, Angelica Pesha said the over nine million customers will use the platform to transfer money from their Visa bank accounts into their Tigo Pesa mobile money wallets.

“This gives our customers the added convenience that enables them to move money quickly from bank accounts to mobile money wallets hence promoting cashless transactions by reducing the need to either go to the ATM and withdraw funds and reload their mobile money wallets,” Pesha said.

She said that the transaction can be done directly within the Tigo Pesa system products through either the application or using a USSD system to enjoy transformational digital lifestyle services through fastest 4G network.

“Whether sending money to a family member in another country or obtaining same-day access to funds, fast and secure digital payments have become an essential part of how the world pays and gets paid especially now, in the wake of COVID-19,” she added. 

The Tigo and Visa partnership further cements the position of the telco as a provider of choice for mobile financial services in the local market hence increasing customers' trust which will lead to a boost in the number of transactions and open more partnerships in future.

“Tigo is at the helm of digital lifestyle transformation with Tigo Pesa leading the innovation in mobile financial services by being the first mobile money wallet in Tanzania to enable Visa Card fund transfer to mobile wallets,” Pesha noted.

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