Daily Archives: September 15, 2021

Global Fintech Platform Thunes Partners with M-Pesa Tanzania to Enable Instant Money Transfers to Bank Accounts in Kenya and Rwanda

SINGAPORE and TANZANIA, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Thunes, a global leader in cross-border payments, today announced the launch of a new service corridor for users of M-Pesa Tanzania, enabling Tanzanians to seamlessly move money from their M-Pesa mobile wallets directly to any bank account in Kenya and Rwanda.

Thunes and M-Pesa Tanzania have been working together since 2018, with M-Pesa Tanzania using Thunes’ cross-border payments network to enable remittances to most major e-wallets within East Africa. Thanks to this new collaboration, businesses and individuals in Tanzania can now send money quickly across borders, directly to all banks in Kenya and Uganda.

“We are glad to be able to strengthen our partnership with M-Pesa, and jointly help millions of people in Africa access financial services and affordable international payments. We continue to see tremendous growth opportunities on the continent and are committed to building payments infrastructure that will benefit businesses and communities,” said Sandra Yao, Senior Vice President, Africa, Thunes. 

The growth trajectory of economic and trade activity in East Africa remains very strong. Data from the World Bank shows that trade between Tanzania and its neighbouring countries, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, is worth approximately $896 million, with trade between Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda at $635 million. Tanzania’s economic growth continues to climb, with GDP reaching an all-time high of $62.41 billion in 2020.

“This cooperation with Thunes broadens the reach across East African Markets for millions of Tanzanian-based businesses and individuals. More entrepreneurs and consumers connected to the M-Pesa platform will be able to benefit from the speed and convenience for payments beyond borders that the Thunes’ network provides,” said Epimack Mbeteni, M-Pesa Director from Vodacom Tanzania.

Thunes provides payment rails to mobile wallets, banks, and, in some cases, cash payouts in Africa. Thunes currently has over 50 intra-Africa corridors helping to facilitate faster, cheaper and more transparent transactions for the consumers, giving access to over 200 million mobile wallets in Africa.

For more information, visit http://www.thunes.com/

Contact: Irina Chuchkina, +65-9775-5128, press@thunes.com

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Woolpert Acquires AAM, Global Geospatial Leader

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Casio to Release MT-G with All-New Exterior Design Featuring Multilayer Carbon Bezel

TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the latest additions to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new MTG-B2000YBD and MTG-B2000XD are part of the MT-G line of watches that feature a construction that makes the most of the properties of both metal and resin, and a bezel component made […] read more

Casio to Release First G-SHOCK MUDMASTER Built with Forged Carbon

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Casio lance les montres MT-G avec leur tout nouveau design extérieur équipé d’une lunette en carbone multicouche

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Richard McLaren Releases Report on Allegations of Abuse in Mali’s Women’s Basketball Program

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