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FlexiPay, Upesi partner to enable Ugandans transact from abroad

L-R: David Berno, head, Remittance and Inclusive at IFAD, Julius Okwana, Upesi country manager and Kenneth Agutamba, Stanbic’s head of Communications

L-R: David Berno, head, Remittance and Inclusive at IFAD, Julius Okwana, Upesi country manager and Kenneth Agutamba, Stanbic’s head of Communications

FlexiPay, Stanbic bank’s digital payment platform, has partnered with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Upesi Money Transfer, a regional payments company, to enable FlexiPay users to send or receive money from abroad with ease.

Josephine Nakato Kasacca, lead for Customer Experience & Operations for FlexiPay, said the new partnership reflects the bank’s commitment to supporting and enabling customers to complete borderless financial transactions in a convenient, secure, quick and affordable manner.

She said effective June 14, 2024 customers can use FlexiPay to send money to over 20 countries. However, plans are to increase this number to 70 by the end of the year.

“In line with our purpose; Uganda is our home, we drive her growth, we believe that by helping as many people as possible meet their financial needs with innovative services, goes a long way in driving economic growth. FlexiPay is an ideal platform for both sending and receiving payments and, let me emphasize again, very affordable! I want to take this opportunity to call upon all of you to use it because there are dozens of unmatched benefits one cannot find on other similar platforms,” she said.

Some of the foreign countries Ugandans can receive money from include; Kenya, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Qatar, Oman, United States, South Africa, France, Canada, Israel, South Korea, India, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Australia and Poland among others.

She disclosed that FlexiPay is very safe to use, because it uses mobile applications and systems based on advanced encryption and other security measures to protect the sensitive financial information and transactions of all users.

Julius Okwana, the Upesi Money Transfer country manager, expressed excitement about the possibilities that the partnership will realize. He said their company is committed to providing innovative solutions that simplify financial transactions.

He said coupled with FlexiPay’s rapidly increasing uptake in Uganda and Upesi’s extensive regional and global network, the partnership promises to make cross-border money transfers faster and more convenient without making unnecessary visits to banking halls.

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