Barter is a lifestyle payments service that offers you a cheaper and seamless way to send, request, and receive money, pay merchants and bills and from the convenience of your mobile phone.
Local-currency-denominated cards (in addition to existing USD denominated cards)
Merchant payments to over 20k global merchants with instant discounts when you use your Barter card to pay merchants like Uber, Arik air, Booking.com, Mall for Africa, SME market hub, etc.
Free Barter to Barter transfers to all users on Barter globally
Send Money to Whatsapp numbers
Increased reach for cheaper real-time transfers from Barter to any bank account globally
Commissions on airtime and bill payments
Ratings and Reviews
This App Is A Lifesaver!
I've used Barter since the first web-only version was launched, and now the mobile app has more or less replaced my bank app. The thing I love the most about Barter is how it simplifies difficult things and makes it easy to send money to anyone anywhere in the world. I've taken to insisting that all my friends and family use Barter for money requests.
The app lets you buy airtime, pay certain utility bills, and send money to any bank account anywhere in the world. My favorite features are the ability to create virtual Visa Dollar cards as well as the nearby feature which lets you send money to people near you. I switched my app store to the US store and now use my dollar card to pay for everything, from Apple Music to in-app purchase to subscriptions.
Also, the ability to request money is a godsend!!!! I've found it especially helpful because I do not like confrontation and would rather not ask when someone owes me money.
Last thing, bank transfers are cheaper when you do local transfers. I'm just saying.
From Good to Worst!
I have been using getbarter for a while now. Previously, you can do so many things, but now they have diluted the app and it’s worse than it was before the so called “great update”. Where do I start?! Before I could change the billing address, that option was removed. I really HATE the default billing address. One could see the exchange rate before, it disappeared and the exchange rate just change dramatically now and you can’t follow up! Also, the billing history, once you delete a card, it billing history also disappears and some billing doesn’t even show up at all! I deleted a card with money and found my naira wallet without money afterward...yes my money just disappeared and the customer service isn’t helping. I was expecting them to add to the previous services but they removed the major ones. I will update the rating once they update this app, add the important options and it keeps crashing. I was really expect some options like creating multiple virtual cards, transfer between default wallet, cards without deleting cards and other serious updates not paying bills that I can pay with my bank apps!
Developer Response ,
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Good option for online payments
The app generally works well and the cards are super reliable. The only sticking point for me is the “transactions” tab that never works. Goes into an infinite loop and eventually crashes the app. Support could be better too, takes forever to get a response.
Developer Response ,
All inconveniences duly regretted. Please send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org for real time support. We are always happy to assist.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.