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Kenya raising the bar for digital transformation in East Africa

From rapid mobile penetration to better financial inclusion, Kenya has been at the heart of digital transformation in East Africa; and the country continues...
Vodacom Tanzania M-Pesa

Over 200 countries can send and receive money via Vodacom’s Tanzania M-Pesa

Over 200 countries can send and receive money via Vodacom ’s Tanzania M-Pesa after the company announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer...

Mobile Money Market Continues to Grow in Kenya, M-Pesa Nears 99 percent Market Share

The Kenya n mobile money market plays a fundamental role in the country’s mission to financial inclusion. The market has been growing and still is...

Safaricom partners with Visa to develop M-Pesa products for customers and merchants

Safaricom  has entered into a new partnership with digital payments leader Visa to develop products that will support digital payments for M-PESA customers.   The partnership...
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Safaricom FY20 Revenue Grew by an impressive 14.3% to KShs.71.7 Billion Beating Expectations

Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, has just released its financial results of the year, which has indicated strong revenue growth. Profits were up from KShs...

Safaricom partners with more PSV Matatus to Collect Fares through M-PESA

Safaricom has partnered with more matatu Saccos to collect fares through M-Pesa. The telco first launched the service last month to facilitate cashless payments...

Safaricom And Vodacom Fully Acquire The M-PESA Brand From Vodafone

Safaricom and Vodacom have announced that they have now completed the full acquisition of the M-PESA brand from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The...

Kenyans Deposited Nearly Ksh.607B Via Mobile Money In Q2 2019/2020, Report

Mobile money usage in Kenya has continued to grow in the country tied to its convenience. Using the platforms, you can pay for any...

Coronavirus: You Can Now Pay Your Matatu Fares Through M-PESA

Safaricom today announced that it has partnered with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat...

[Column] Mobile Lending – Non-traditional data in credit decision making

Retail lending in Kenya has taken a unique path. It has skipped some stages typical for developed markets and climbed to heights that can...

Vodafone Quits Facebook Libra Association, To Focus On M-Pesa Expansion To More Countries

Facebook's Libra project has been heavily criticized over the parent's company issues with how it handled customer data in the past. The Libra Association...

Safaricom Partners With Ria Money To Enable International Money Transfers With M-PESA

Safaricom has today announced a new partnership with Ria Money Transfer that will allow MPESA users to receive money from over 20 countries across...

Safaricom Customers Being Conned Using Telco’s Official Number

Looks like fraudsters are always devising new ways to con people on the Safaricom network. A number of users are now claiming to be...

Safaricom M-PESA Users Can Now Invest and Earn Interest Through Mali

Mali is a new product by Safaricom that is targeted at M-PESA customers. Through Mali – Swahili name for Wealth, M-PESA users can be...

M-PESA has been listed among the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects Of Last...

M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years. The Safaricom owned mobile money...

Safaricom says its mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA five years

Safaricom believes that mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA in the next five years. Speaking at the Afro-Asian Fintech Festival at the Kenya...

BuuPass Partners with Safaricom on M-PESA Bus Booking Service

Safaricom has announced a new partnership with BuuPass, an online service that allows you to buy bus tickets from your phone using USSD *877#....
M-Pesa AliExpress partnership

Kenyans can now pay for purchases on Alibaba’s AliExpress via M-Pesa

Kenyans shopping on AliExpress will from today be able to pay for their purchases using M-Pesa. Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Ant...

Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ promo to reward its customers

Safaricom has today unveiled a new promotion to reward its customers. Dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, the ten-week campaign will reward more...

Safaricom Partners With KAPS to Enable M-PESA Parking Payment

Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA. The partnership will see the service provider...

Safaricom’s M-PESA Global nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2019

Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). The service which was launched in November last year has...

Fuliza M-Pesa Overdraft Facility is finally here: Everything you need to know

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customers to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds...

You can now Lipa Na M-PESA without showing your message or give out your...

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customer to pay with Lipa Na M-Pesa without having to show their message or even give...

Safaricom takes M-Pesa Global Through A New partnership with Western Union

Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Western Union to launch M-PESA Global, a new service will allow anyone from virtually anywhere in the...

Cross-network money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom goes live

Cross-network mobile money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom went live in Kenya on Thursday.  This came as the country’s main telcos come together to...

M-Pesa puts Safaricom on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies

Safaricom has been recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies for its efforts in tackling society challenges using M-Pesa. According...

mSurvey, Safaricom partner to enable merchants collect customer feedback via Lipa Na M-Pesa

Kenyan SaaS Mobile Consumer Feedback Company mSurvey has announced a new partnership with Safaricom’s M-Pesa. The partnership, announced today, will enable merchants across the...

PayPal is Blocking M-Pesa Linked Accounts Over Fraud

In April this year, Safaricom announced a new partnership with the online payment service and TransferTo to allow M-Pesa customers to send money or...

Sh.960 Billion Transacted Through Mobile Money In The First Quarter Of 2018

Kenyans transacted over Sh 960 billion through mobile money in the first three months of this of this year. According to data from the Central...

Here are the new M-Pesa transaction charges effective July 1st 2018

You will now have to dig deeper into your pockets starting today, July 1 when sending money via M-Pesa. Safaricom has announced new charges...

Alipay and WeChat Pay expanding to Kenya. What does this mean for M-Pesa?

China’s biggest Internet-based mobile messaging platform, WeChat has been planning to go international for a long time now. In fact, in 2013 it launched...

Guest Post: Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology

By James Ngige (@Jaykulll), Nairobi Technology has become part and parcel of culture, well, every culture, but Kenya however, is changing the culture of technology....

Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances

Kenyans in the diaspora are the biggest senders of digital remittances to mobile accounts. This is according to new data released by WorldRemit to...

Why Wechat is a threat to Safaricom’s M-Pesa.

A few days ago I visited Chinese internet finance museum for a blockchain event organized by okcoin, one of Bitcoin’s large players. The 3...

NetGuardians Africa nominated for the 2016 African FinTech Awards.

NetGuardians has been nominated for the 2016 Africa FinTech Awards. The innovative Swiss Fintech company which was  inaugurated in Nairobi, Kenya in 2016 to...

KBA launches new firm to contend with M-PESA on mobile money dominance

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has unveiled Integrated Payments Service Limited (IPSL) that will see them compete with Safaricom's mobile money transfer service M-Pesa....

Vodacom discontinues M-Pesa in South Africa

Vodacom is set to discontinue its M-Pesa operations in South Africa with effect from 30 June 2016. Speaking about the decision, Shameel Joosub, Vodacom Chief...

M-Pesa Records 27.1 pc Global Growth to Million 25 Active Users

25 million active users are now on Vodafone M-Pesa, the company has announced, marking another accelerated growth for the innovative mobile money transfer service. The...

M-Pesa Customers to access their monthly statements via email

Safaricom has announced a new service that allow M-PESA customers to access monthly statements free of charge via email. The service is one of the...

Safaricom Extends M-Pesa Services to Uganda

M-PESA users will now be able to send money to Uganda following a partnership between Safaricom and the neighbouring country's leading operator MTN. Safaricom's Director...

Airtel renews M-Pesa agents battle with Safaricom

Airtel Kenya has renewed its battle with Safaricom over the sharing of mobile money agents. Airtel, through its lawyers Mukite Musangi Advocates, has written...

M-Pesa to now indicate recipients’ last name to stop worrying transactions

M-pesa will now indicate recipients last name to stop its users over worrying transactions this is after Safaricom  introduced a new enhancement to M-PESA that will...

Safaricom opens up M-Pesa platform for Developers

  Safaricom has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications that will work with the...

This is what happens to money in your M-Pesa Account when you pass on

So many questions have always been asked on what happens to the money in an M-Pesa account if the account holder passes on Safaricom...

How can Africa’s financial services industry become more mobile?

The mobile has proven itself as a major disruptive power within Africa’s financial services industry. Around a billion African consumer are expected to be...

Vodafone launches M-Pesa payments between Tanzania and Kenya

Vodafone has launched Mpesa transfer services between Tanzania and Kenya. A service which it says will see M-Pesa customers from East Africa’s two biggest...

Safaricom aims at e-payment billions with M-Pesa cards

Safaricom plans to introduce M-Pesa payment cards that will be used for settling government services and taxes, in yet another move that puts the...

Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South...

 Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom’s m-pesa mobile wallet service in South...

Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-Pesa ranked top In Cashless Transactions

With less than a year after it was introduced, Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-PESA has been ranked as the most preferred method of making payments...

Vodacom customers to make cash withdrawals on Umoja Switch ATMs using M-Pesa

  Vodacom Tanzania customers can now withdraw cash from Umoja Switch ATMs using Vodacom’s M-Pesa service. Speaking in Dar es Salaam today when announcing the new...

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