Tanzanian Startup enables Google Pay payments from the US and UK into Africa

NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup that enables payments from UK and US into Africa, has introduced Google Pay into its list of payment options for users making it the first Tanzanian startup to enable global payment service for users, through the Google and Apple pay options.

Last week NALA’s introduced Apple Pay onto its platform, now with the addition of Google Pay customers have a wider variety of global payment options, allowing easy transactions with Africa.

CEO of NALA Speaks

Benjamin Fernandes, NALA’s founder, and CEO spoke about the Google pay integration saying that NALA’s moves are geared towards connecting Africa with more global payment options while building a rich financial infrastructure for Africans.

When NALA’s app was being built, it was with the aim of increasing economic opportunities for Africans globally; the addition of Google Pay option is a step towards achieving that goal. A wider reach allows us to build stronger financial infrastructure for Africans worldwide,” he said

NALA’s customers in diaspora can access the Google Pay option on the NALA app. The Google-Pay-enabled remittances can be received in 5 African countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ghana and payouts can be made to over 300 banks and 20 mobile money operators in Africa.As a bonus Nala also allows customers sending to Kenya to pay local bills directly through the M-PESA’s PayBill feature.

About Google Pay

The Google Pay which is presently available across 42 countries to users with Android phones, tablets, or smartwatches, is a service that enables safe, seamless, and contactless payments for users, using near-field communication (NFC) technology to facilitate transfers. Users can safely store their card details in Google Wallet and use this service make payments online or via the app. With this integration, NALA has joined Flutterwave, as one of the African FinTechs that enables payment through Google Pay.