CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

25 July 2014

Kenyans to Use Visa Cards At Over 120 Total Service Stations Nationwide

Kenyan motorists can now pay for fuel with their Visa debit and credit cards at over one hundred and twenty TOTAL Service Stations across Kenya.

Soon motorists will be able to use their Visa cards at the majority of TOTAL Service Stations across the country. This is in addition to other service stations that also accept Visa cards.

Jabu Basopo, Country Manager for Visa in Southern and East Africa, said that thanks to the ongoing installation of Point of Sale (POS) devices at TOTAL Service Stations motorists can now pay for fuel quickly and safely.

"There is no need to take the risk of carrying cash. Drivers can safely make payments using their cards at our secure point of sale devices from the comfort of their vehicles. This puts Kenya on a technological par with many other countries around the world."

Basopo added that the safety of cash would not only be useful for regular drivers, but also for fleet managers who would be better able to control and monitor their fuel costs.

Shell, Oilybia, Engen and some Kenol Kobil service stations also accept Visa payments.

Basopo noted that Visa would be rolling out point of sale devises at TOTAL Service Stations in Uganda and Tanzania later this year.

Ada EZE, the TOTAL Kenya Managing Director pointed out that as non-cash payments become widespread in e-commerce and person-to-person payments, TOTAL Kenya will continue to offer motorists a host of payment options at the pump.

"We want to make paying for fuel and other commodities and services at TOTAL Service Stations as convenient as possible for motorists. TOTAL Service stations are a focal point in our customer's day-to-day lives and as such, we promise to continuously offer innovative and current payment solutions that make purchases as seamless as possible."

TOTAL Kenya Service Stations currently accept cash, the TOTAL BONVOYAGE fuel card, Visa payments, mobile money payments and in select stations, MasterCard.

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