Tigo Pesa to offer Masterpass QR in Tanzania

Friday 2 March 2018 | 08:58 CET | News

Tigo Tanzania, Mastercard and local financial technology provider Selcom have banded together to introduce Masterpass QR on Tigo's mobile financial services platform, called Tigo Pesa. Almost 7 million registered Tigo Pesa wallet holders will be able to use it before the end of the second quarter of 2018. They will be able to pay by scanning a Quick Response (QR) code at merchants via their Tigo Pesa app using their smartphone.

Feature phone users can use the USSD menu and type in a unique merchant code available under the merchant's QR code. The partnership announcement during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) marks the launch of the country's first interoperable QR service, allowing payments by both mobile money users and banked consumers at locations displaying the Masterpass QR logo.


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