You can now send money across the world with MPesa

Safaricom PLC in partnership with has today launched global service that seeks to facilitate international money transfers.

The telco says that the service will also open direct integration with any authorized local and international remittance service providers.

To access the service, users will be required to download and open mySafaricom App on, then select M-PESA, and pick the M-PESA Global option.

If you are yet to upgrade to a smartphone, you can still access M-PESA Global by dialling *840# where they will be given the options.

The new service will immediately enable customers to send money for pick up at more than 500,000 Western Union agent locations across the world. Transfers through bank accounts to the U.A.E, U.K. and Germany will also be available immediately.

With M-PESA Global, Kenya achieves another first in enabling sending and receiving of money between mobile phones and virtually any individual across the world.

M-PESA Global already allows customers to make and receive payments from more than 200 million PayPal customers from 200 markets across the world. Other partners available on the platform include World Remit and HomeSend among others.

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