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Safaricom M-Pesa Loyalty

Safaricom Launches M-Pesa Loyalty Promotion Ahead of Proposed Mobile Money Tax Increase

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Safaricom has launched a promotion dubbed “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu” that is aimed at rewarding Safaricom subscribers who use the company's mobile money service for...

[UPDATED] Safaricom is Carrying Out a Routine Exercise to Verify Till/Pay Bill Numbers as it Disfavours Revised Excise Duty

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Some of you may have observed that some small businesses, especially those at the grassroots that have, for some time, been accepting payment via...
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Safaricom’s Bonga is a Messaging Platform with Deep M-Pesa Integration

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Safaricom, through its innovation arm Alpha, has been working on a new instant messaging platform to take on the likes of WhatsApp and Messenger....
Jani Faiba4G

Buying Faiba4G Data Bundles No longer a Pain in the Ankles With New Android App

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Ever since Faiba4G was launched, it positioned itself as a telco with a focus on offering affordable mobile data to consumers. A move that...

Kenya’s M-Pesa Platform Bags GSMA Mobile Money Certification for Security and Reliability

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Safaricom’s financial service platform M-PESA has successfully passed the GSMA Mobile Money Certification in an announcement made earlier today. GSMA is a body that represents...
Mobile Money Interoperability

How to Send Money Across Airtel and M-Pesa and Transaction Charges

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Mobile Money interoperability in Kenya has officially gone live starting with Airtel Money and M-Pesa with other players such as Telkom with T-Kash said...
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PayPal Transactions Fees: M-PESA Versus Equity Bank

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A few days ago, Equity Bank revised its PayPal withdrawal fees, a move that has since seen new competition from Kenya’s number one telecoms...
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How To Withdraw and Deposit to Your PayPal Wallet via M-Pesa

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The news that Safaricom and PayPal have brokered a deal via TransferTo to enable M-Pesa users to withdraw from and deposit into their PayPal...
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Safaricom Enables PayPal Withdrawals Via M-Pesa in Bid to Strengthen Market Position

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A few hours before mobile money interoperability goes live in Kenya, Safaricom has announced a partnership with PayPal and TransferTo that will allow M-Pesa...
Mobile Money Interoperability

Seamless Mobile Money Transactions Between Airtel and Safaricom to Begin Next Week

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In January, Safaricom and Airtel announced that they were testing mobile money interoperability among their staff. This meant that M-Pesa users who receive money...
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You Can Now Purchase Apps via M-Pesa On the Google Play Store

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For the longest while, tech-savvy Kenyans have desired to be able to purchase apps on Google Play Store via M-Pesa but that has not been...
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Communications Authority (CA) to Finally Announce Findings of Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Clause

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The competition clause surrounding the operations of Kenya’s mobile telecoms industry was introduced a couple of years ago and in that time, the Communications...
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Kenyans to Send and Receive Mobile Money Across Networks as Interoperability Pilot Kicks Off

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Back in May 2017, we reported that mobile money interoperability would be available to consumers within three months but that did not happen. Months...
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Safaricom Introduces “Innovative” M-Pesa Services for the Visually Impaired

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Safaricom has this morning announced the coming to life of M-Pesa IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Solution that is aimed at the visually impaired. Safaricom's...

Safaricom Unwraps M-Pesa 1Tap in Nairobi and Other Major Cities in Kenya

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On May 10, 2017, Safaricom announced that they had been working on a new payments solution that would make it easier and seamless for...
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What Happened to Safaricom’s M-Pesa 1Tap?

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Four months ago, as M-Pesa was announcing its financials, the company took that opportunity to announce the coming of age of their new M-Pesa solution,...

What Safaricom’s Updated MPESA APIs Mean for Businesses

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On August 1, Safaricom announced that it was going to take a more elementary and unchallenging approach for businesses to integrate M-PESA into their...
Branch App

Branch Mobile Lending App Disburses 4 Million Dollars in Loans Monthly

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If you have never heard of Branch, pay attention. Branch is a mobile lending app, founded in 2015, that offers loans of up to...
Mobile money

Jamii Telecommunication Limited (JTL) May Take On Mobile Money Transfers With Faiba Money

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Mobile money transfer services are uniquely Kenyan, and the solution is almost synonymous to Safaricom’s M-PESA amidst other players such Airtel Money, Equity Bank’s...
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Safaricom Set To Perform Third Major Upgrade On M-PESA From 30th June

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Kenya’s Number 1 operator Safaricom has announced that it will perform a key upgrade on its wildly popular M-PESA platform for the next three...
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Mastercard and Western Union Exploring Mobile and Digital Payments in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp

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Following the realization that refugees can be emerging economies in their own right, Western Union and Mastercard have come together to turn refugee communities...

Apple Pay’s Peer-to-Peer Payments Will Make You Wish You Had an iPhone

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On the first day of Apple's developer conference this year, there were a lot of products ranging from software to hardware announced but one...
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Safaricom FY2017: Data and M-Pesa Were Safaricom’s Biggest Earners

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According to the just released financials, Safaricom's gains have been attributed to Data services and M-Pesa. Gone are the days that telcos would make...
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Diving Into Safaricom Limited’s 2017 Financials Report

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Early this morning, Safaricom Limited made public their financials report for the year 2016/2017. The report included the announcement of M-Pesa 1 Tap, which...
M-Pesa 1 Tap

Safaricom’s NFC Powered M-Pesa 1 Tap Payments Solution is Now Official

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Safaricom has finally rolled the curtains on its new product, M-Pesa 1 Tap. The solution, as its name suggests, is a Tap and Go...
mobile money

Cross-Network Mobile Money Transfer Could Reach Kenyans Sooner Than we Thought

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Mobile money interoperability in Kenya is coming in the next three months. According to Business Daily, an agreement was reached on Thursday (4th May,...

Safaricom Set to Launch Lipa Na M-Pesa Card as Rumours of a Stand-alone Payments Service Resurface

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We rely so much on M-Pesa that the government now sees the service as a liability in the unfortunate case that it goes offline. Since...
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Safaricom to Drop Lipa Na M-Pesa Charges, Increases Billable Transaction Limit to Ksh. 200

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At the FT Africa Payments Innovation Summit being held in Nairobi today, Safaricom's CEO, Bob Collymore has announced that the company is increasing M-Pesa...

Kenya’s Competition Watchdog Wants Safaricom to Lower its USSD Charges for Mobile Banking Services

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The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK), has compelled Safaricom to lower and publicly disclose its third-party mobile banking service charges, in a move that...

KPMG Dissects M-PESA’s Social Value As The Platform Hits 10 Years

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A new ‘True Earnings’ Report by KPMG, finds that customers have, by far, been the largest financial beneficiaries of the M-PESA platform. KPMG performed an...

Kenya Government Opposes Proposal to Break Up M-Pesa From Safaricom

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Towards the end of last month, a report by Analysys Mason, a firm that was hired by the Communications Authority of Kenya to look at...
Mpesa

The World of FinTech that Revolves Around M-Pesa and the Threat it Poses to Banks

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Since M-Pesa was launched back in 2007, it is not a secret that lives have been changed. M-Pesa has changed how Kenyans do transactions,...

Safaricom seeks Deadline Extension on Mobile Money Transactions Directive

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Last week, the Competition Authority of Kenya ordered all telcos and commercial banks involved in the mobile money space to begin implementing measures aimed...
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Safaricom Scraps M-Pesa Charges for Transactions Below Kshs. 100 with M-Pesa Kadogo

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Safaricom has been keen to grow M-Pesa into more than just a mobile money transfer service and in turn growing into a tool for...

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