Safaricom’s “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu” Campaign to reward M-Pesa customers and agents

Safaricom has today unveiled a ten-week loyalty promotion to reward its M-Pesa customers and agents. The promotion, dubbed “ Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu ’’ will see the telecommunication company reward customers every time they send and receive money, transfer money from a bank account to M-PESA and for all Lipa Na M-PESA transactions. The “ Maisha […]

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M-PESA receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification for Operational Excellence

Safaricom’s M-PESA service has successfully passed the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, a global initiative that defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. M-PESA becomes one of the first mobile money services to achieve this level of certification, cementing its position as a global leader in mobile money transfer and payments. M-PESA […]

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It’s now possible to make your PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa.

If you use PayPal to receive payments in Kenya then this is the best news for you today. Safaricom has announced a new partnership with the online payment service and TransferTo that will allow M-Pesa customers to send money or make purchases online via PayPal.   Previously, the withdrawals could only be made via Equity […]

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Cross network mobile money transfer to start next week on Tuesday

Mobile money users in the country will from next week Tuesday be able to send and receive money from across the different networks without extra charge. This follows the completion of the two-month interoperability pilot carried out between Safaricom and Airtel which started in January. In a statement, Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom say the launch […]

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Mobile Money users in Kenya to start sending money across networks in March.

Safaricom and Airtel will on Monday 22nd January pilot mobile money interoperability across their networks awaiting the full roll-out in March. This announcement was made today by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, during a stakeholders meeting on mobile financial services interoperability held at Ministry of Information Communications and Technology (MOICT) Headquarters at Teleposta House. The […]

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SimbaPay launches world’s first international access to M-Pesa PayBill

SimbaPay has launched a service that will allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments, a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform. The service dubbed M-Pesa PayBill is an M-Pesa service that has previously only been available to Safaricom M-Pesa subscribers in Kenya and allows the subscribers to pay hunderds of vendors via M-Pesa. By SimbaPay […]

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Mobile money: MoneyGram Agent Network in Africa hits 25,000 Locations

MoneyGram agent network in Africa has reached 25,000 locations, the company has announced. This according to the company is after  a strategic expansion initiative it launched across the continent. “MoneyGram continues to grow throughout Africa as a result of forming strategic relationships with reputable companies, including banks, post offices and retailers, to bring added convenience […]

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Tracing the roots of M-PESA

  With 18.2 million customers and currently contributing up to 43% of Kenya’s GDP, M-PESA has been seen as a disruptive innovation that threatens incumbent businesses as well as sparking new businesses and entrepreneurship. This has seen a duo, Nicholas P.Sullivan, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Emerging Market Enterprises and Tony K. Omwansa, […]

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