Money Transfer Startup Founded By Zimbabwean Secures US$5 Million
Digital company, Senditoo is fast becoming one of the dominant fintech start-ups in Africa, after securing a US$5 million line of credit from an international conglomerate.
It comes after the financial enterprise, which is headquartered in London, announced it had been in talks to increase customers sending amounts from US$500 to now allowing them to send or receive up to US$6,000 per single transaction.
The facility means that the company, started by Zimbabwean born techpreneur, Takwana Tyaranini and his business partner Ibrahima Soumano from Guinea, will allow them to pre-fund their digital money transfers to Zimbabwe and 50 other countries soon.
Last year, Senditoo secured a partnership with Banc ABC Zimbabwe. The service allows Zimbabweans to collect US dollar cash pick-ups in all Banc ABC branches nationwide.
Africa is beginning to implement a mobile-led, digital payments structure and since we started, we have seen how briskly the demand for this facility has grown and how the potential of a service like this, is making cross-border payments more enhanced and efficient for customers.
Senditoo has significantly reduced the cost and delivery time for cross-border transfers, and our customers are beginning to see the benefits. With our latest partnership, this will significantly change the scope of our business, and in turn improve the customers’ experience.Takwana Tyaranini
The company, which has expanded its services in less than three years, says it intends to be the dominant money transfer firm in Zimbabwe and across Africa.
The new partnership is part of a wider scheme to ensure that customers are not only able to send and receive money transfers quickly but that they are able to send and receive more money than the current restrictions of less than $1,000.
Africa is the future
Africa has become a thriving market for money transfer companies as its telecommunication facilities improve. As one of the world’s largest populations, a vast percentage of the continent now accounts for a great share of the global remittance sectors growth in recent years.
Tyaranini said he believes that Africa is the central hub for driving remittances. Stating that, with the advances in technology, the demand to connect more people around the world through money transfers is becoming a sought after way of sending and receiving money internationally, as well as for making swift business transactions.