Visa and Vivo Energy have signed an agreement to improve digital payment services to customers across 15 African countries, including Kenya, where both companies operate.
The partnership will increase acceptance of digital payments by Visa in selected petrol stations and convenience shops that are run by Vivo Energy. The two companies hope that this move will spur the uptake of cashless payments.
David Mureithi, Executive Vice President, Vivo Energy had this to say about the partnership: “Vivo Energy and Visa share a common goal of helping consumers to pay with confidence, transparency and security. This partnership fits our overall strategy of offering innovative and convenient solutions to our customers, to help developing lasting relationships with them. Through this alliance with Visa, we want to expand the range of services we offer to our customers and also allow them to pay in a simple and easy way at our Shell service stations.”
Visa President for Sub Saharan Africa, Aida Diarra added: “We constantly strive to reduce reliance on cash, and encourage the development of a digital payments ecosystem for both individuals and businesses. Our partnership with Vivo Energy aligns with the kind of collaborations we look for – those that will help extend our reach into Africa’s commerce ecosystem as it changes and grows, and that will provide mutually beneficial business opportunities.”