By Dele Castro
$end by Flutterwave which has helped thousands of diaspora Africans send money home since launch, now gets a new ambassador and a speedy mobile app available for download everywhere.
Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, today unveiled $endmobile, an app to facilitate faster and easier transfer of funds from the diaspora to the African continent.
Flutterwave also signed Tobi Amusan, the Nigeria-born 100m Hurdles Women’s World Record Holder as $endmobile’s Ambassador; a decision the company says is due to their similarity in speed and resilience.
The new app available on Play store and App Store aims to enhance customer experience through improved speed, transparency and ability to get user’s money to its destination despite the hurdles. Other key features of the Send Mobile app include Apple Pay which will allow Apple device users to transact seamlessly from their mobile wallets, an improved activity section that tracks transactions in real time and a new voucher code section that allows users to create voucher cards.
How To use $end
- Sign up on $end (Android or iOS) (Add email address/ phone number and create a password).
- Click the “Send Now” button
- Enter your money transfer details, i.e. amount, sending currency/country, and receiving currency/country.
Review the transaction and Send Money
Tobi Amusan, 100m Hurdles World Record Holder said, “I am excited to be a big part of a product I already use and love. I am always on the road, but I also have a lot of my family members in Nigeria. $end has helped me to keep in touch with them by meeting their needs as much as I can. Happy to be the face of this product for the African diaspora.”
Why Flutterwave partnered with Tobi Amusan
On his part, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, said: “It’s thrilling that
Tobi is $end’s Ambassador. I would say it’s a perfect match given her speed and efficiency on the tracks and, of course, $endmobile’s speed of delivering cross-border transfers.
Send Mobile will help improve the speed and efficiency of transferring money from the diaspora to the African continent for fees, real estate, health, upkeep, and investments. We’re excited for all the possibilities this collaboration brings.”
The statement added that customers could download the Send Mobile App on the Google Play Store for Android devices or App Store for iPhones by clicking on the respective highlighted links.
What you should know
In September, Flutterwave acquired a Switching and Processing License from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The high-profile license will enable the company to process financial transactions for other fintech companies and other financial institutions and issue payment cards to customers without intermediaries.
This came at a time the company was facing regulatory challenges in Kenya over allegations of card fraud and money laundering by the country’s anti-corruption agency, the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA). A Kenya court had frozen accounts belonging to Flutterwave over the allegations, which the company has since denied.