Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) has launched its online money transfer services directly to Kenya and is already working with Safaricom’s M-Pesa to allow users to send money directly to an M-PESA mobile wallet from wherever in the world. With over 36 million accounts, Skrill‘s launch will make sending money to M-Pesa easy.
Skrill is not the only one allowing direct to M-Pesa international money transfer to Kenya. WorldRemit, Equity Bank’s EquityDirect among other services such as Western Union and MoneyGram also provide similar services.
For one to send money, all they need is a receiver’s full name and an M-PESA mobile phone number and then the cash is instantly deposited directly into their M-PESA. Users send money at anytime from anywhere online directly to an activated M-PESA mobile wallet.
Skrill iT shows you exactly how much your friends and relatives will receive before sending and you can choose from 40 currencies and 100 ways to load and withdraw money. With rates of just 1%, capped at a maximum of €10, users can afford to send more to their family and friends.
Launched in 2001, Skrill is steadily becoming a world’s leading digital payments firm with over 560 people from 30 nationalities based in London. Skrill powers online payments in over 200 countries and 40 currencies, securely and at low cost, without revealing their personal financial details. The firm powers needs of over 156,000 businesses with simple one-step integration to a fully-tailored payment solutions.