DigitalHub

Startup & Tech Website News in Africa

You may before long have the option to send cash to other African nations utilizing Flutterwave’s Barter application

Flutterwave users might soon be able to transfer money from one African country to another.

Last year, through its Rave platform, the startup partnered with Flywire — a payment and receivables company connecting over 1,400 businesses and institutions with their customers on six continents; the partnership was to enable Flywire users make seamless cross-border payments.

According to a beta tester, it appears the startup is presently testing the cross-border payment feature for users of its Barter application.

You may before long have the option to send cash to other African nations utilizing Flutterwave's Barter application 1

From the tweet, Jesse further explained that he was charged ₦1,400 ($3.88) for the ₦345,000 ($955.68) transaction he made from Nigeria to Ghana; a 0.4% transaction rate.

This feature will come in handy for Flutterwave users who want to send and receive money within Africa. It is one of the most popular features on cross-border payment application Chipper Cash, for instance.

You may before long have the option to send cash to other African nations utilizing Flutterwave's Barter application 2

Chipper Cash claims to offer peer-to-peer money and airtime transfers between African countries at no fee. It is currently active in six African countries — Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

Although this move will increase Flutterwave’s pan-African payments status, it remains unclear how soon Flutterwave plans to publicly roll out this feature.