Vodafone has rolled its mobile money transfer service into Qatar and the Philippines, with plans to cover Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The service was launched in Kenya as M-PESA and is already available in several other countries, with 20 million people using it globally.
Many of Qatar’s residents are expatriates; around 200,000 come from the Philippines. Vodafone’s service will enable these people to send money ‘home’ to friends and relatives.
Customers who register for a Vodafone Money Transfer account can add money at Vodafone stores or bank branches before transferring it to other users.
[More details: Telegraph.co.uk; ITP.net]