Barclays takes PingIt to Africa

Barclays is to launch an international version of its PingIt smartphone app in Kenya this week before expanding to other African countries later this year. The Pingit app allows UK users to link their mobile number to their bank account and then send cash to any other registered user using a five-digit PIN code. Barclays expects to roll-out the service in other European countries including Spain, Italy and France next year.