LEAF GLOBAL FINTECH
Virtual Banking Beyond Borders
Leaf isn't just for people crossing borders with cash. Nearly two billion people around the world do not have access to formal financial services.
Leaf can help, whether they are physically traveling or staying safe at home. By using Leaf as a safe place to keep their money, send and receive with friends and family, and pay digitally, unbanked users can start to form an economic identity and experience the benefits of digital financial services.
Leaf is a secure, cheap, and fast global money transfer option.
Are you sending mobile money between Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda? Try Leaf!
Send money to and from Rwanda, Kenya, or Uganda by cashing in to your Leaf Wallet through a mobile money network and sending to your friend’s Leaf Wallet! You can choose which currency they receive. You will get a fair foreign exchange rate and neither the sender nor receiver will be charged additional fees for the transaction, including international transfer fees. A 2% fee is applied when the recipient withdraws funds from their Leaf Wallet. Leaf is one of the cheapest ways to send money within Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
You can send to any other Leaf account for free. You can also send money by cashing out to someone else’s mobile money number in Kenya, Rwanda, or Uganda through M-Pesa, MTN, and Airtel.
Make sure to have a balance in the currency you want to send. You can use the Exchange Money option to move funds between currencies if needed. Then select “Cash Out” on your Leaf Wallet and enter the recipient’s mobile number. Follow the steps to complete the transaction and your recipient will receive the money into their mobile money account.
For example, you can move money from M-Pesa to Airtel Money by using “Cash In” on your Leaf Wallet to pull money from M-Pesa and then “Cash Out” to send money to an Airtel Money user.
We are currently piloting Leaf Loans. This is a special test program for existing Leaf Wallet users. If you are interested in applying for a loan, contact us here with your email and Leaf username: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I qualify?
You must be a current Leaf Wallet user and have access to a smartphone. Note: the app is not broadly available and will only be seen by selected users.
How does it work?
- If selected, you will receive a personalized link to download the Leaf Loans application
- Follow the steps in Leaf Loans to apply
- If approved, you will receive the funds in your Leaf Wallet
- Pay back the amount + interest via the Leaf Loans app