African payments technology company Flutterwave has rolled out ‘Send App’ in the US and Canada, having recently added Egypt and Senegal as recipient countries in its network.
The launch of Send App in the US and Canada will enable individuals in the African diaspora in those countries to send funds and make money transfers to family and friends in Africa.
Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, founder and chief executive officer of Flutterwave, said: “The Send App is a user-friendly remittance solution built on our cross-border experience and global payment infrastructure reach that empowers diaspora Africans to make money transfers to the African continent quickly and easily.
“Flutterwave is on a mission to provide powerful payments tools that transform the industry, and the Send App is one example of the innovative solutions we are offering.”
According to recent figures from the United Nations, remittances to the African continent have doubled over the past decade, to reach an estimated $100 billion in 2022.
Remittances are typically used to support the medical bills, school fees, and living costs of approximately 200 million relatives in Africa.
Flutterwave’s Send App, which can be used to send funds to and from more than 34 countries around the world, has also undergone a rebrand.
$end has been rebranded to Send App by Flutterwave and includes new features, such as an improved activity section tracking transactions in real-time, and a new voucher code section that allows users to get discounts on transactions.
Temioluwa Adesina, lead product manager at Send, added: “We’ve been iterating and working hard to make Send App the ultimate money transfer solution for Africans in the diaspora.
“I am happy we are deploying it at this time and empowering millions of Africans home and abroad to easily, safely, and quickly support and connect with each other via money transfer on Send App.”
In June, Flutterwave selected European account-to-account payments infrastructure provider Token to power its ‘Pay by Bank’ transfer capabilities to users in the UK and EU.
In the third quarter of 2023, Pay by Bank capabilities will also be available on Send by Flutterwave.