TOTAL BON VOYAGE fuel card holder customers will now top up their cards using M-PESA after Total Kenya Limited and Safaricom Business entered into a partnership today.
The deal allows TOTAL BON VOYAGE fuel card customers to top up using the M-PESA PayBill service by sending the money to the Paybill number 983200 making it convenient for Total customers to purchase fuel, lubricants, LPG (Gas), car care services and items stocked at Bonjour shops among other products and services at Total service stations countrywide.
The TOTAL BV card allows one to buy, manage it and service their cars in over 170 service stations countrywide.
According to Sylvia Mulinge, the General Manager for Safaricom Business, “The world is now moving towards a cashless economy, and with this innovative partnership we are making a compelling proposition for the many drivers who do not have to worry about visiting the bank before going to a filling station.”
Mulinge added that the deal will make more convenient for their customers and also making it safer for them to fill their tanks without necessarily coming into contact with cash as many customers have mapped their M-PESA numbers to their bank accounts.
Total Kenya with over 170 service stations was the pioneer oil company to introduce the fuel card in Kenya and the firm has been working to improve its services by the day.
Alexis Vovk, the Managing Director of Total Kenya said the partnership is the latest pace setting improvement for users of the TOTAL BON VOYAGE fuel card which was launched 15 years ago.
She said,” The M-PESA PayBill option adds to the convenience of the BV Card and saves the time for our customers. It is an additional mode of payment to topping up cards directly from service stations, or remitting payment to the Total Card Centre.”
Recently, Safaricom’s competitor Airtel partnered with Total Kenya for mobile payments.