spreading the COVID-19 virus through the physical handling of cash. The kind gesture will lighten the burden for Kenyans during this challenging period.
Speaking about the initiative, PesaLink CEO Agnes Gathaiya said: “As PesaLink we are committed to fighting this pandemic side by side with Kenyans; we have waived all the transaction fees to help alleviate the adverse effects that the still evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic might have to Kenyans.” According to Ms. Gathaiya, for the next ninety days, Kenyans can send and receive money from home or other locations using their phones.
PesaLink provides a 24-hour, 7 days a week platform enabling customers to send money from as low as Kshs.10 to as much as Kshs. 999,999 at a fee. The transaction fee varies from bank to bank. The inter-bank money transfer service allows customers to send money in real time on all banks’ retail payment channels including mobile money, automated teller machines (ATMs) and internet banking. PesaLink creates value for customers and the entire banking industry through innovation and interoperability. The platform provides person – to – person as well as business to business services.
“We will continue to monitor the pandemic and work closely with the government in order to lessen its economic impact ,” concluded Ms. Gathaiya.