23rd February, 2017 – Nairobi, Kenya – Pesapal is pleased to announce the introduction of American Express into its payment platform. American Express card holders will from the 27th of February, 2017 be able use their cards to transact on any online payment portal that uses Pesapal.
This 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.
This is especially convenient for businesses in the tourism sector who will add to the variety of booking and payment options available to international clients.
Pesapal also offers an online booking engine for Hotels through its platform ReservePort (https://www.reserveport.com/).
Kenyans looking to get an American Express card can do so via Equity Bank who partnered with the financial services provider 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.
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.“