Tag: mpesa


Does Safaricom Size Makes Case for Parallel Innovation?

By John Kamwengu As an ICT pundit, I must admit I was caught off guard when I first heard of Kenya’s Central Bank Digital Currency...

You will Now Pay Less for Fuliza Overdraft

Fuliza, which was introduced in 2019 in a partnership between Safaricom, NCBA, and KCB now has new discounted tariffs. The overdraft facility now has...
MPESA GlobalPay

After Two Years In Development, M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual Visa Card Arrives for Kenyans

Payments corporation VISA and telco Safaricom have finally announced the long-awaited, and extensively teased virtual card that will see Safaricom customers pay for products...

Why You Will Start Seeing Ads on the M-PESA App

Yes, you read that right. Safaricom is looking into another revenue source through the Mpesa platform, by providing businesses with the ability to place...
Fuliza M-Pesa

Fuliza is Probably Safaricom’s Latest Success Story as Kenyans Borrow KES 1.2 Billion Daily

Fuliza, the mobile-money overdraft facility by Safaricom has gained quite the traction since its introduction to Mpesa services back in 2019. On the first week...

Kenyan MPs Not Interested in Splitting Mpesa from Safaricom

The debate around splitting services of Telecommunication services into different companies has for years been motivated by the giant presence of Safaricom in the...

Safaricom To Limit Merchants from Viewing Customer’s Phone Numbers Using Lipa na MPESA

If you are an active Safaricom user, you have probably been annoyed to a point of acceptance, by the unsolicited and uninvited promotion messages...
MySafaricom App

mySafaricom App Brings Back Revamped Sambaza Data and Finally, Dark Mode

mySafaricom app has released an update that has made the app better. This major development is seeding, so you can check your Play Store and...

PayPal to MPESA Transactions to be Interrupted on Monday

PayPal to MPESA transactions will be interrupted next week due to a planned maintenance on the platform. This was quietly announced as a notice...

New MPESA Short Code Has a Nifty Way To Verify Recipient’s Details While Sending Money

Yesterday, Safaricom formally announced a new MPESA shortcode that you can use to access MPESA services via USSD. It is officially the third method...

MPESA Can Now Be Accessed Through USSD Short Code

Safaricom today has announced that they have rolled out MPESA services through a shortcode menu. MPESA services will now be accessed by dialling *334# on...

Free Kshs 1000 M-Pesa Transfers to Hit End of the Road

The government will end the free weekly cash transfers via MPESA to poor households affected by economic knocks of COVID-19 in October. Labour and Social...
MPESA for business app

Safaricom’s Mpesa for Business App Sees 50K Downloads, Lipa Na Mpesa Users Reach 186K

Mobile money payments have risen as merchants and consumers try and avoid handling physical money. Micro, small and medium enterprises(MSMEs) have a lot to...
Safaricom MPESA

Safaricom Adds a Subtle Yet Nifty Transaction Counter To MPESA Messages

Safaricom has performed a number of updates for the past one month or so and yesterday's MPESA interruption was the longest. Usually, the updates...
uber cash

Uber Cash Goes Live in Kenya That Integrates MPESA

Uber has launched its Uber Cash digital wallet in a number of African countries this week which is a partnership with the fintech firm, Flutterwave. Uber Cash...

Safaricom and Vodacom Complete Acquisition of MPESA Brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom have announced they have jointly completed the acquisition of the MPESA brand, product development, and support services from Vodafone. This acquisition was...

Central Bank of Kenya Allows Safaricom to Double MPESA Transaction Limits

Today, Safaricom has announced that they have waived MPESA fees for person to person transactions below Kshs 1000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was...

Safaricom Waives MPESA Fees due to Coronavirus

Safaricom has announced that they have waived fees for MPESA transactions below Kshs 1000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting tomorrow, all person to person...
M-Pesa Global

Safaricom Revamps MPESA Global User Interface on MySafaricom App

Safaricom has recently pushed an update to the old mySafaricom app  on Android (yes there is a new one) which adds a minor feature. The...

Lipa Na MPESA Black Friday Offer Has 5% Cash Back but There Is a Catch

Safaricom has a Black Friday Offer this month where you get cash back when you pay via Lipa na MPESA. However it has a catch.

Safaricom Teases Refreshed M-PESA Logo, Draws Mixed Reactions

One of the few things that arouse a lot of hoity-toity opinion is when a company decides to change their logo. Logos are important...

Latest MySafaricom Update Makes MPESA So Much Better

MySafaricom app is one of the most useful apps from Safaricom and it offers a lot of features. One of them is offering an...

Safaricom & Vodacom Plan Kshs 1.3 Billion Purchase of MPESA Rights

Kenya's Safaricom and South Africa's Vodacom are planning to have a joint venture to acquire the intellectual property rights of MPESA from the British...

MPESA Gets 2 Hour Countrywide Outage

Safaricom's mobile messaging service, MPESA is one of their most used products and people use it for different ways. Well it is experiencing a...

Online Card Transactions In Kenya: A Slow Death?

The Kenyan e-commerce market keeps on growing by leaps and bounds. This has been further fueled by the 90.4% mobile penetration rate that roughly...

Senegalese-Born Artiste Akon To Launch Cryptocurrency, Akoin and Other African Tech Stories

Akon to launch Akoin and is building his own Wakanda The American-based Senegalese artist says the cryptocurrency will be the currency of choice in Akon...
showmax mpesa subscription

Hack To Buy A Full Year of Showmax For Only Kshs 1000

You can get a whole year's subscription on Showmax for way less than you think
taxify MPESA

Taxify Integrates MPESA Ahead of Rivals But Only For iOS

Taxify has integrated MPESA payments as an option but only for iOS
safaricom mpesa upgrade

Safaricom is Planning Another MPESA Upgrade This Week

MPESA is one service that we get to enjoy using on the Safaricom network. Due to its importance, the platform needs to be serviced...

This Kenyan Telegram Bot Calculates MPESA Fees For You

It even understands Sheng to some degree!

To Fight Fraud, M-Pesa Agents Will Now Use Photo Identification on All Transactions

"Hello, please nitumie zile pesa kwa hii number, usitume kwa ile yangu sababu imeblock mpesa", all M-Pesa users have at one point received such...
M-Pesa 1 Tap Card

Making Payments with M-Pesa 1 Tap Will Focus On Speed and Ease of Use

The announcement of Safaricom’s new MPESA-based solution, M-Pesa 1 Tap is aiming to be a game changer in payment services for M-Pesa users. Generally speaking, this is a bold...

How Much Do You Rely On Mpesa?

Just how much did the Safaricom outage that occurred the other day impact on your daily routine such as your interactions and businesses? Admittedly,...
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Bitwala’s New Product Involves Sending Bitcoins To MPESA For Free

The mobile money revolution in Africa has made people send money across geographical borders. It is one of the best innovations we have had...
Mpesa banks

Can Kenyan Banks End Mpesa’s Dominance with PesaLink?

Since Kenyan banks lost to Mpesa in 2006, their sole strategy has been to catch up. Kenyan banks are running out of ideas, resorting to copying Mpesa.