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.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MasterCard / Tigo Tanzania
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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