Uber Cash will go live this week in Nigeria
Ride hailing giant, Uber has partnered digital Lagos-based fintech startup, Flutterwave to launch its digital wallet, Uber Cash in sub-Saharan Africa.
The arrangement will allow riders to top up Uber wallets using the dozens of remittance partners active on Flutterwave’s Pan-African network, as per TechCrunch.
Flutterwave operates as a B2B payments gateway network that allows clients to tap its APIs and customize payments applications.
Uber Cash will go live this week and next for Uber’s ride-hail operations in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana, Ivory Coast and Tanzania, according to Alon Lits — Uber’s General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Depending on the country, you’ve got different top up methods available. For example, in Nigeria you can use your Verve Card or mobile money. In Kenya, you can use M-Pesa and EFT and in South Africa you can top up with EFT,” said Lits.
Uber Cash in Africa will also accept transfers from Flutterwave’s Barter payment app, launched with Visa in 2019.