Earlier today, Safaricom unveiled its new service, M-Pesa Global. This service opens up M-Pesa to the world making it easier for its customers to send and receive money from virtually anyone in the world.
M-Pesa Global makes it easier for Safaricom users to send money directly to anyone in the region and across the world. Users can send money to mobile numbers in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Besides this option, users are also able to send money directly to bank accounts across the world. At the moment, you can only send money to bank accounts in United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Other countries will be added to the list in the coming weeks.
Also part of M-Pesa Global is the option to send money to any Western Union location across the world and to PayPal. You can access M-Pesa Global through the mySafaricom app and through a USSD code (just dial *840#).
To use the mySafaricom app, make sure you update it first and then tap on the M-Pesa icon and you will see M-Pesa Global. You will see the available services to choose the one you want.
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Using the USSD code, the process is straightforward, just dial *840# and follow the prompts. You will have to accept the terms and conditions when accessing this service for the first time. From here, you can choose the service you want to complete a transaction.