Payments platform Pesapal has announced that Visa on Mobile, formerly and popularly referred to as mVisa, will be integrated as a payment channel in its remittances processing system.
This development will avail Visa on Mobile to more than 21,000 businesses as a payment method for online transactions. The same integration will also be replicated on the firm’s Point of Sale (POS) solution, Pesapal Sabi that we covered here when it launched. What is more, this offering will combine current card payment channels from MasterCard, American Express and Visa. Mobile money services will also be part of this development.
“Our core aim is to help businesses provide their customers with a variety of payment options and for those customers to transact seamlessly and securely on their mobile devices. Integrating Visa on Mobile enables us to offer our customers more flexibility when it comes to transacting both online and at the point of sale. This is timely as more consumers and businesses explore safe cashless modes of payment,” noted Pesapal CEO, Mark Mwongela.
As of this writing, Visa on Mobile is available to all Pesapal business customers in Kenya only. Businesses and individuals that use the service for online payment should see the feature activated, while those using Pesapal Sabi POS systems need to update their app to see the changes.
Some businesses will start accepting Visa on Mobile payments, including bill payments (DStv, GoTV, Zuku, JTL and Liquid Telcom), hospitality (Serena Hotels, Swahili Beach Resort and Enashipai Resort & Spa), e-commerce (Ticketsasa, Greenpoon Kenya and Kipato Unbranded) as well as retail (Designing Africa Collective, Adele Dejak, Lornah Sports and JooSmoo).