Southern Africa

Now it’s even easier for South Africans to buy bus tickets

If you’re looking to take a bus trip in South Africa, Busbud has just made it easier than ever! We’ve introduced Stitch as a financial partner, offering a new payment method that allows you to pay for your tickets with instant EFT.

This means that you no longer need a credit card to pay for your bus tickets. With Stitch, you can simply use your South African bank account to make instant payments.

Say goodbye to the hassle of having to find an ATM or dealing with cash transactions – Stitch makes buying bus tickets online a breeze.

What is an Instant EFT?

Instant EFT is a secure and instant option for making online payments, using your South African bank account. With this system, customers can shop online without a credit card by transferring money directly from their bank account. The process is safe, quick and easy, clearing the transaction immediately.

In order to confirm the payment with their bank, all customers need to do is log in using their online banking credentials. After approving the payment, the website is notified of the successful transaction and can then begin processing the order.

How to pay with Instant EFT

If you’re booking a trip to South Africa, you can now make a fast, secure payment via Instant EFT, straight from your bank account. Here are the steps to start using it today:

  1. Access, or download the Busbud app
  2. Search for and select your desired bus trip
  3. During checkout, choose the payment method “Instant EFT” and click “continue”
  4. Select your bank from the list of supported banks
  5. Follow the instructions to securely log in to your online banking
  6. Select the account you wish to pay from and confirm with an MFA (multi-factor authentication)
  7. And that’s it! Your ticket will be instantly confirmed and you’ll be ready for your next bus trip.

Busbud partners with Stitch

Is it safe to pay with Instant EFT?

Rest assured, Stitch takes security very seriously. Instant EFTs from a linked account are even more secure than card payments. Your payment information is encrypted and protected with bank-level security measures. Additionally, you never have to share your financial information with Busbud since it’s all handled through your secure online banking portal.

Joining efforts for a more inclusive South Africa

With the introduction of Stitch and instant EFT, Busbud is committed to making travel accessible for everyone. This new payment method helps remove barriers for those who may not have access to a credit card or prefer to use their bank account for purchases.

While Stitch has the goal of making access to financial services more democratic, Busbud is on the path to making bus travel easier and more accessible, all around the world. Together, we’re striving to make life just a little bit easier for South African travelers.

We’re excited to offer this new payment option and continue serving the South African community.

Experience the convenience of instant EFT payments with Stitch and start booking your bus trips today!