How to Use M-PESA Global to Send and Receive Money Across the World


Kenya’s largest Teleco by marketshare and revenue has now gone global, thanks to their partnership with Western Union and other international money transfer services.

The new service, dubbed M-PESA Global, will enable M-PESA users to send and receive money around the world.

Other than Western Union, M-PESA Global encompasses international money transfer via other services such as Vodacom Tanzania, MTN Rwanda, MTN Uganda, PayPal, Skrill, HomeSend, Xpress Money, MoneyGram, and WorldRemit.

Read: How to Link and Use M-PESA with PayPal

Additionally, M-PESA users can now send cash to bank accounts in Germany, Britain and the United Arab Emirates. More counties will be added in the coming days.

The M-PESA Menu on MySafaricom smartphone application (Android) has already been updated to include the M-PESA Global option.

iOS users are expected to get the update in a few days.

To send Money from Kenya to Rwanda or Uganda, dial *840#.

To send money to Tanzania, go to Lipa Na M-PESA, select Pay Bill and enter Business Number 255255. In the Account Number window enter recipient’s mobile number in the format 2557XXXXXXXX.

Enter amount, M-PESA PIN and confirm transaction.
Users can transact from Ksh. 100 to Ksh. 70,000 in a single transaction.

Charges are as follows:


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