Transfast, a global funds transfer company and Uber, the taxi booking service, have partnered to offer free ride to senders and recipients of funds transfers to Nigeria.
Transfast says it will offer its customers sending funds to the 12 participating nations the opportunity to receive a free ride, and to offer their recipient a complimentary ride, courtesy of Uber.
According to the companies senders and recipients must be first-time Uber riders. The promotion runs until Nov. 30.
The companies said aside Nigeria, the promo extend to 11 other countries including India, the Philippines, UAE, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, China, Vietnam, Canada and the U.S.
Komal Rathi, Transfast.com Chief Operating Officer, at Transfast “Partnerships like the one we’re announcing today matter to Transfast, as a key part of a global strategy to give more value to the customer with every transaction.” Adding that the Uber partnership is one of many new partnerships planned for the next 12 months.
The promotion enables recipients of Transfast money transfers to try Uber and enjoy some of the innovative services that Uber has been providing in many of the nations included in the promotion.
Ebi Atawodi, Uber’s General Manager for West Africa, says, “Partnering with Transfast was an easy decision for us .Uber, like Transfast, aims to offer a safe, convenient service at an affordable price, in hundreds of cities across the globe! We look forward to Transfast’s customers taking their first Uber ride.”
Transfast customers will enjoy an upgraded web experience when logging on to participate in the promotion, through the company’s recently re-launched and re-energized website, the company says.