Friday, 17 January 2020

Using Paysend to Organise My Next Event

I have some exciting news and you’re the first to hear about it.

In less than a month, I will be back in Nigeria after many years away and while I’m there, I plan to host my very first Vegan Nigerian pop-up in Nigeria. What a glorious way to celebrate the 7 year anniversary of this blog! More details to come in a future post…


In organising this event all the way from London, I am grateful for the internet and all the electronic tools and services that make the process easier. One of the services I’d like to shout about in this post is Paysend

Paysend is a money transfer platform that is revolutionising the way we send money across borders. In a few easy steps, I was able to transfer money to my collaborator in Nigeria, to go towards the cost of pre-ordered ingredients and specific kitchen utensils. To tell you that I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the platform would be a huge understatement. What if I told you that I was able to transfer money to a Nigerian bank account from my UK account within a couple of minutes? Out of everything I will hype up about this brand, the speed of service tops the list.

Other key features that impressed me is the fact that they enable transfers between over 70 countries (and the list keeps growing). At a transparent fixed fee of £1/$2/€1.50, they are also a stunningly low-cost option, and for a bonafide bargain-hunter such as myself, they are truly speaking my language on this front. Their exchange rates are among the most competitive rates on the market too. In terms of security, you may be wondering just how secure the platform is. Well, thanks to their high-tech anti fraud system, and the fact that they are authorised by the FCA in the UK, I was able to feel confident as I proceeded to try them out.

All I had to do was sign up (this takes literally one minute to do) and fill in the details of the transfer in a short, uncomplicated form. By the time I checked with my recipient a couple of minutes later, they confirmed that they had already received notification of the transfer.

In the spirit of transparency, I took screenshots as I used the platform to make my transfer, just so you can see the clean, easy and speedy format for yourselves.

1. I filled in my basic information to sign up. A simple email/phone verification followed.




2. I was immediately taken to my dashboard. Notice the clear, user-friendly layout. They also have 24/7 online chat support but with a user-experience this simple, I doubt you’ll run into any problems as you navigate.


3. I entered the details of the transfer I wanted to make. Notice the fixed transaction fee of £1 (talk about a bargain!)


4. Transfer done in seconds!

Overall, I cannot recommend Paysend enough. Whether you want to send money to family and friends abroad or pay for bills overseas, I’m pretty certain that once you try Paysend you won’t want to use any other money transfer service. 




Ready to get started? Click HERE to sign up online or download the Paysend app. As a special bonus, use offer code VEGAN to get a free transfer!

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