Ride-hailing giant Uber is partnering with pan-African payments company Flutterwave to launch Uber Cash, a digital wallet that will see customers pay for rides, food, and other products on the Uber platform.
“Depending on the country, you’ve got different top up methods available. For example, in Nigeria you can use your Verve Card or mobile money. In Kenya, you can use M-Pesa and EFT and in South Africa you can top up with EFT,” says Alon Lits, Uber’s General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa.
How to add funds to Uber Cash
Open the Uber app menu and tap Payment
Tap Add Funds and select an amount to add to your Uber Cash balance
Select your payment method, then tap Purchase
By having cash on your Uber Cash digital wallet, it will be applied automatically to your next ride or Uber Eats order.
If you prefer to use physical cash, you can still use it. To do this, before requesting a ride, head over to the Payment section in the app, and select Cash.
The digital wallet feature will be available in a number of African countries starting next week including Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Tanzania.
It is crucial to note that Uber Cash balance can only be used in a country where it is purchased.