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Migrants Still Contributing Highly To The FOREX Market In Kenya Despite Inflation

Globally, 78% of remittance senders agree that the cost of living has hit an all-time high. This has forced those who support families back home to change their spending habits….

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With MPESA Globalpay, the wish that International merchants ought to incorporate MPESA is no longer necessary

Most people who buy goods and services from International merchants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Alibaba, and many others have wished at one point for these International corporations to include…

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15 years MOBILE MONEY

MPESA just turned 15 years old

M-PESA has marked 15 years since Safaricom and Vodafone launched the service in March 2007. From its beginning in Kenya, M-PESA has grown to more than 51 million customers, 465,000…

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MPESA MOBILE MONEY

Milestone as MPESA Africa hits 50 million monthly active customers

MPESA Africa has proved to be the world’s leading mobile money service after achieving a major milestone of 50 million monthly active customers strengthening its position as Africa’s largest fintech….

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M-Shwari MOBILE MONEY

M-Shwari, Kenya’s innovation that made life bearable for millions at the height of COVID-19 pandemic

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya that occurred between March and September 2020, several financial institutions and government agencies tried to implement measures meant to cushion Kenyans…

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Yellow Card Cryptocurrency MOBILE MONEY

Your most pressing Cryptocurrency questions answered

Although cryptocurrency has been around since 2009, there are still many who have questions about it. The concept of cryptocurrency can seem foreign and intimidating, but only when you are…

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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom launches MPESA Super App with these amazing features

Safaricom has launched M-PESA Super App for customers and M-PESA for Business App with very amazing features such as an “Offline Mode” that will enable customers to use the app…

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Uhuru Kenyatta MOBILE MONEY

Uhuru roots for MPESA in Ethiopia, urges Abiy to open up mobile money services

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Ethiopian government to also consider opening up opportunities for mobile money services as part of the telecommunications liberalization process while assuring Ethiopians that Kenya’s…

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CBK MOBILE MONEY

CBK announces resumption of transaction charges above KSH 100 via mobile money wallets

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the resumption of charges for transactions above Ksh.100 effected through bank-specific (in-house) mobile money wallets that are closely linked to the Savings…

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M-PESA MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom announces new M-PESA tariffs ahead of waiver expiry

The Central Bank of Kenya recently announced that it will not extend the waiver of fees on mobile money transfers below Ksh. 1,000 and that it would end on 31st December 2020 following…

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paxful MOBILE MONEY

Sauti Sol and Paxful get into a partnership to make more Kenyans know about Bitcoins

A few years ago bitcoins made headlines globally when the cryptocurrency’s price spiked more than a thousand fold, and then it fell almost flat footed. The volatility of the cryptocurrency…

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MOBILE MONEY

Reminder: Free mobile money transfers will end on 31st December

The Central Bank of Kenya has announced that the waiver of fees on mobile money transfers below Ksh. 1,000 will end on 31st December 2020 following a consultation it held…

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Banking solution MOBILE MONEY

Entersekt and Cellulant partner to deliver safer mobile banking solutions

Entersekt, a leader in device identity and omnichannel authentication, has announced a partnership with Cellulant, Africa’s leading financial technology company to deliver safer banking solutions. The partnership will further enhance…

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MOBILE MONEY

O-CITY to use MPESA in driving contactless fare payments in Nairobi’s matatu network

BPC’s automated fare collection service provider, O-CITY has announced its new initiative dubbed ‘Lipafare’ aimed at driving contactless payments across 10,000 matatu buses in Nairobi, Kenya. The O-CITY pilot, designed to…

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MPESA USSD MOBILE MONEY

Recently launched MPESA USSD – *334# is for smartless phones

There some of those thing that get launched that you wonder who tf needs them, and an example is the latest unveiled MPESA USSD – the *334#. I’m not sure…

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MOBILE MONEY

Kenyans are splitting huge amounts of money to KES 1000 to avoid transaction fees

The waiver on mobile money transactions of up to Ksh.1, 000 could be impacting negatively on Safaricom’s earnings. The telco company announced the zero-rating of the person to person and…

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MOBILE MONEY

Central Bank of Kenya reviews its emergency measures to encourage continued use of mobile money

When President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared to give his first address regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, he directed telco companies to explore ways of deepening mobile money usage to…

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Facebook Pay MOBILE MONEY

Facebook Pay takes MPESA to Brazil through WhatsApp

Let’s be clear from the beginning, it is not MPESA. Being a Kenyan though, I can be forgiven for calling the Mobile Money that will be delivered to Brazilians through…

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MOBILE MONEY

Kenya shillings 1000 is the new minimum for CRB listing

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced that Kenya shillings 1000 will be the new minimum threshold for negative credit information that lenders will submit to the Credit Reference…

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MOBILE MONEY

A sigh of relief as Safaricom waives MPESA charges in efforts to tackle coronavirus pandemic

Telco company Safaricom PLC has today waived fees on the Mobile Money Transfer, MPESA for transactions below Ksh1,000 following the coronavirus pandemic that has threatened to bring the planet down…

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RIZIKI – a mobile Insurance product for Equitel Subscribers introduces new bundles

Finserve (or rather equitel), partnered with Equity Insurance and Britam Microinsurance to offer monetary compensation of Equitel Subscribers in case of hospitalization. The Insurance cover going the name RIZIKI that…

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Get Free YouTube from Safaricom for watching Kipchoge and celebrating MPESA’s new logo

Kipchoge, the first human who intends to run a marathon in under 2 hours, will be MPESA’s brand ambassador. To celebrate this, MPESA has rebranded. To help Kenyans with celebrating…

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MOBILE MONEY

MPESA makes it to the top 10 most influential Financial Innovations globally in the last 50 years

MPESA, the single most important product that has made Kenya be seen as leader in tech, has been recognized amongst the top most important financial products in the last 50…

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NilePay BUSINESS

South Sudanese get another mobile money service – The NilePay

NilePay PLC, the leading Electronic Financial Services Company partnered with Zain South Sudan to launch the first licensed mobile money service in South Sudan dubbed NilePay Mobile Money. The partnership…

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MOBILE MONEY

How to get a loan from mKey Keyboard

The latest financial service App, integrated with social and lifestyle features, complete with its own keyboard, has been up and running for well over three weeks now. In the course…

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mKey keyboard BUSINESS

Meet the mKey, your new Android Keyboard for MOBILE LOANS and other financial services

Have you ever tried a keyboard for your Android device other than the phone’s stock keyboard? Probably not. This I say because every single human who has ever given me…

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sending MPESA BUSINESS

Safaricom is stressed up over NOTHING. But they think it’s over preventing Sending MPESA for free

Ever since Safaricom introduced MPESA in 2007, the biggest headache it has had is people performing MPESA transactions at MPESA agents’ shops without producing National IDs. This headache increases in…

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FINANCES AND INVESTMENT

Safaricom Mpesa Paypal Accounts deal is huge for the Kenyan Digital Economy

As someone who has been using PayPal for almost ten years now, the announcement this morning that Safaricom has made a deal with Paypal and TransferTo to enable movement of…

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Mshwari loans MOBILE MONEY

The 90% annual charges on Mshwari loans might be legal but not ethical

What’s your limit for Mshwari loans? Let’s assume it is 10,000. Now, for the next 12 months, I want you to be borrowing the Kshs 10,000 each month as you…

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Timiza App MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom hustlers get Barclays Timiza App for unsecured loans

Barclays Bank of Kenya this morning launched a mobile loan platform meant to serve hustlers on Safaricom network. The launch that was done by Barclays Bank MD Mr. Jeremy Awori…

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