Pesapal has today announced the launch of a new app that aggregates payments for essential and leisure services. Through the app, users will be able to buy airtime, pay bills, book flights and holidays, purchase event tickets and pay for school fees.
The app is available on both Android’s Google Play Store and Apple‘s App Store. The app will enable secure payments for these services for via Mpesa, Visa and Mastercard. Consumers will be able to save their card details, crediting all their payments on the app to their debit and credit cards. Those opting to use Mpesa can also save their numbers and pay seamlessly.
Among the services available on the app include bill payments for Jamii Telcom (Faiba), DStv, GOtv and Zuku. Airtime purchase is available for Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom and also payment of Airtel and Telkom post-paid bills. The app will also allow users to order food from restaurants in Nairobi.
Users can also pay for flights on all major airlines including KLM, Emirates, South African and Kenya Airways. Low cost carriers such as East Africa Airways, AirKenya, Jetways, Silverstone and Safarilink are available on the app. Holiday goers will be able to access packages to over 200 hotels in Kenya including Sarova, Serena, Enashipai and Swahili Beach. Packages to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Dubai. Travellers will be able to pay in up to 6 installments.
Parents using the app will also be able to pay for school conveniently with upto 12,000 schools using Pesapal to process their fees.
Currently, Pesapal will use their subsidiary Ticketsasa for events, flights and holidays and partner Yum for food delivery. There are future plans to include insurance and online shopping partners as more service providers are integrated onto the app.
Pesapal was founded in 2009 and it provides a secure platform for individuals and businesses to make and accept payments in Africa. They offer a variety of options for end-users to make payments for products they are purchasing both online and at the point of sale. It operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.