Pesapal has introduced American Express into its payment platform, a partnership that will allow American Express card holders to use their cards to transact on any online payment portal that uses Pesapal from today – February 27, 2017 – henceforth.
The new option opens up businesses using Pesapal to wider markets as the region sees a surge in foreign investments and Kenya continues to be East Africa’s biggest business hub.
Speaking on the American Express integration, Pesapal CEO Agosta Liko said: “We are committed to making it easier to do business online, securely and conveniently. Bringing American Express on board is a big step towards this and we hope that our merchants are able to take advantage of it to grow their business.”
The move is especially convenient for businesses in the tourism sector which will add to the variety of booking and payment options available to international clients. Currently, Pesapal offers an online booking engine for Hotels through its ReservePort platform.
Kenyans looking to get an American Express card can acquire the cards from Equity Bank outlets as the financial services provider has a partnership with the former to offer both the Green and Gold card.
All card users are assured top notch security when they use their cards online as Pesapal is PCI DSS compliant and also employs bank level security features. A round the clock helpdesk is also available for any concerns and issues raised by users on the platform.
Pesapal is available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi where users can transact using mobile money, Visa and Mastercard. American Express will also be available in all these markets with expansion into Nigeria is projected in 2018.