Tag: m-pesa

Safaricom M-Pesa Loyalty

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

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

Some of you may have observed that some small businesses, especially those at the grassroots that have, for some time, been accepting payment via...
Samsung Galaxy S9 Edge Display

Safaricom’s Bonga is a Messaging Platform with Deep M-Pesa Integration

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

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

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

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...

PayPal Transactions Fees: M-PESA Versus Equity Bank

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...

How To Withdraw and Deposit to Your PayPal Wallet via M-Pesa

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...
mobile money

Safaricom Enables PayPal Withdrawals Via M-Pesa in Bid to Strengthen Market Position

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

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...
M-Pesa Xpress GPS

You Can Now Purchase Apps via M-Pesa On the Google Play Store

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...

Communications Authority (CA) to Finally Announce Findings of Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Clause

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...
mobile money

Kenyans to Send and Receive Mobile Money Across Networks as Interoperability Pilot Kicks Off

Back in May 2017, we reported that mobile money interoperability would be available to consumers within three months but that did not happen. Months...
Joseph Ogutu - Safaricom

Safaricom Introduces “Innovative” M-Pesa Services for the Visually Impaired

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

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

What Happened to Safaricom’s M-Pesa 1Tap?

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

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

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

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...
Safaricom New Logo

Safaricom Set To Perform Third Major Upgrade On M-PESA From 30th June

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...

Mastercard and Western Union Exploring Mobile and Digital Payments in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp

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

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...
vermont 21 years cellphone

Safaricom FY2017: Data and M-Pesa Were Safaricom’s Biggest Earners

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

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

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

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

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...
lipa na mpesa

Safaricom to Drop Lipa Na M-Pesa Charges, Increases Billable Transaction Limit to Ksh. 200

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Last week, the Competition Authority of Kenya ordered all telcos and commercial banks involved in the mobile money space to begin implementing measures aimed...

Safaricom Scraps M-Pesa Charges for Transactions Below Kshs. 100 with M-Pesa Kadogo

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...