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January 21, 2019

Visa and Flutterwave launch GetBarter payment app in Africa

African payment solutions company Flutterwave has formed an alliance with Visa to introduce a new payment solution called GetBarter. The application enables domestic and international transactions.

Visa cardholders can link their cards to the app for making online and mobile payments. The app allows users to send as well as receive funds.

Moreover, customers without cards will be able to use GetBarter to create virtual Visa cards. Flutterwave said that the app also facilitates business transactions and bill payments.

Flutterwave CEO 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.”

Visa vice-president of Strategic Partnerships, Fintech and Ventures Otto Williams added: “This collaboration with Flutterwave delivers on our 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 every day needs and long-term goals.”

Initially, Flutterwave and Visa are offering GetBarter in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.

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