BitPesa’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating 5 Years of Growth

Nov 19, 2018

Blink… And we’re five years old! From a makeshift office in a Nairobi living room to five fully-fledged offices across Africa and Europe, BitPesa has come a long way since November 2013. As we celebrate our anniversary this year, we are very proud that our loyal customers and dedicated team have brought in such huge […]

Sompo Holdings Partners with BitPesa to Revolutionize Cross-Border Payments

Nov 9, 2018

Tokyo, Japan–November 9, 2018–Sompo Holdings, Inc. (head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Group CEO & President: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) has announced a business alliance with BitPesa, leading digital foreign exchange platform and treasury solution based in Africa that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and […]

Spirited Frontier Uses BitPesa to Pay Suppliers on Time

Oct 15, 2018

According to a 2015 study by Accenture, Africa’s growth and attractiveness for business expansion and investment is unquestionable. However, Africa is a still a very complex market, and resource constraints make it difficult for many businesses to achieve profitability. Access to payments is one of the biggest challenges for a business that relies on supplies […]

Spirited Frontier Uses BitPesa to Pay Suppliers on Time

Oct 15, 2018 | Customer Success

According to a 2015 study by Accenture, Africa’s growth and attractiveness for business expansion and investment is unquestionable. However, Africa is a still a very complex market, and resource constraints make it difficult for many businesses to achieve profitability. Access to payments is one of the biggest challenges for a business that relies on supplies […]

How to Protect Yourself From Scammers

May 31, 2018 | Customer Success

The popularity of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, is growing at an extremely fast pace in Africa. This exciting technology has a lot of potential for increasing access to finance and making it easier to do business across borders. But any success story can also attract bad actors. Just like the scammers that regularly show […]

How Be Forward Sends Multiple Payments from Japan to Uganda in Minutes

Aug 22, 2017 | Customer Success

Be Forward is a Japanese company that exports used cars from Japan to Africa. It is one of the biggest e-commerce sites for affordable vehicles in East Africa. The Challenge Before BitPesa, Be Forward used different services to send payments from Japan to agents in Africa. Bank charges were very high for international transfers, and they […]

KJ Cargo Saves Up to 15% With BitPesa Payment Solutions

Aug 7, 2017 | Customer Success

KJ Cargo is a UK based logistics/shipping company that uses BitPesa to make payments from UK to Nigeria. We spoke with the company’s founder and director, Mr. Kanayo Iyama, who was happy to share his company’s experience. Previous Encounters The team at KJ Cargo had many negative experiences with payment companies in the past. Payments from […]

Improving Access to Financing for African SMEs

Mar 28, 2017 | Customer Success

BitPesa has partnered with Bitbond to improve access to financing for SMEs in Africa. Bitbond, which is based in Berlin, Germany, connects fixed-income investors with small business owners who need loans. To make global cross-border lending possible, the platform uses the bitcoin blockchain for payment processing. By working with BitPesa, borrowers who receive funding on Bitbond can now […]

Africa Incubator Trusts BitPesa for Easy Payments From Japan

Feb 17, 2017 | Customer Success

“With BitPesa, we send payments in just a few hours, and if we have any trouble or questions, the customer support team are quite responsive. We’ll keep using BitPesa to send payments between Japan and Africa.” – Kentaro Nagai, Managing Director, Africa Incubator Ltd. Who is Africa Incubator Ltd? Africa Incubator Ltd is a Japanese company […]

BitPesa Makes Payroll in Uganda a Breeze

Jan 11, 2017 | Customer Success

The team at EatOut Kenya relies on BitPesa to send bulk payouts to their staff in Uganda, reaching both bank and mobile money accounts in the same day. The result? Faster payouts, happier staff and stress-free managers. “The experience was really amazing because we were able to send money to both mobile money and bank […]

SolarNow Relies on BitPesa for Efficient Cross-Border Payments

Dec 9, 2016 | Customer Success

“The service and response time from the BitPesa team was super fast. I’d get a response in 2-3 hours. The transaction speed is also superior.” – Andreas Rosenau, CFO, SolarNow The SolarNow team began using BitPesa in 2016 to handle overseas transactions, as well as payments across their branches in Africa. See how BitPesa has […]

How Savanna Sunrise Pays Travel Partners Like Expedia and Booking.com

Oct 10, 2016 | Customer Success

Savanna Sunrise Group, Africa’s leading online Travel and Hospitality aggregator, uses the BitPesa platform to facilitate payments to major hotel booking channels across the African continent. The company works with over 350 hotels in 14 countries to automate online hotel bookings between international travelers and African hotels. Savanna Sunrise previously struggled with distributing payments to […]

How Tunga Pays Developers in Uganda

Jul 11, 2016 | Customer Success

Tunga has created an online marketplace connecting African coders with global businesses. Together, the company works with a vetted community of developers who have exhibited proven skills, and a network of international businesses offering technical projects. Some of these coders gained these programming skills from Bits Academy, an educational institute that trains disadvantaged youths to become […]

How 3T Impex Trades with China

Apr 15, 2016 | Customer Success

3T Impex Consulting is redefining how international trade payments are executed. With an aggregate experience of over 50 years, the company works with trading partners around the globe and leads successful training courses across the UK, Europe, and Nigeria. Founder Bamidele Ayemibo left the banking sector seven years ago to launch 3T Impex. His firm has […]

How Premise Makes Payments to Africa in Minutes

Mar 22, 2016 | Customer Success

Premise is a San Francisco-based data and analytics company, that works to increase economic and social transparency in regions where data can be hard to track. The company tracks macroeconomic trends in real-time by collecting millions of observations on everything from food prices and resource scarcity, to electricity and healthcare access. Organizations such as the World […]

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