This is a promising progress – you can shop in USD without buying dollars. Barter and Flutterwave are making that possible. At the U.S. side is Barter and in the local side is Flutterwave.
We created Barter to solve a global problem?—?the problem of tracking and understanding expenses as an individual, team or corporate. Barter’s solution is a virtual card creating platform where people can create cards for specific use cases and track the spending on those cards.
Our technology partner for the payments part of our solution is Flutterwave. If you’ve not heard about them, you should totally check them out; they’re doing great work in the African payments space. We chose Flutterwave because expanding to Africa was a key part of our strategy. By leveraging on their technology, we get to spread the goodness of Barter to Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa
Users will be able to fund their cards from their local bank accounts in Nigerian Naira, Ghanaian Cedis, Kenyan Shilling or US Dollars.
To make this happen, Barter will leverage on Flutterwave’s virtual card API and platform. Users will be able to fund their cards from their local bank accounts in Nigerian Naira, Ghanaian Cedis, Kenyan Shilling or US Dollars.
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“Bringing Barter to this market continues our drive to open up Africa to global markets and give African consumers the best payments experience possible. We will continue to work with our partners across the world to achieve that vision. Africans can now trade internationally with Barter cards?—?improving their lives and businesses,” says Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Founder of Flutterwave.
Now begin shopping.