Flutterwave to redesign Barter, takes platform to maintenance mode

Flutterwave to redesign Barter, takes platform to maintenance mode

Africa’s biggest fintech company, Flutterwave, has announced plans to rebuild one of its signature retail products, Barter, which provides money transfer and virtual card services to customers. 

In an email to customers on January 31, Flutterwave stated that the company has chosen to rebuild the platform in order to make it more efficient and effective for customers. 

“… we stay intentional about how we build and that is why we have chosen to rebuild and launch a better experience. Our product team is working on an entirely new experience with more benefits.” 

The new version under development is set to resolve customers’ issues by decoupling its existing services and targeting them to specific problems. 

The announcement also clarified that while some features of the platform, such as new user sign-up, barter-to-barter transfers, fund balance, and virtual account details will be affected when the platform goes into maintenance mode, customers will still be able to withdraw funds from their Barter balance and pay for bills and airtime on the platform. 

The company enjoined customers to make use of Send by Flutterwave for cross-border funds transfer. 


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