KENYA

Equity Boss James Mwangi Gets New Appointment On Advisory Board

Equity Group Holdings CEO and MD James Mwangi has been appointed to the Columbia Global Centers-Nairobi Advisory Board. According to the institution, experience in the region, as well as wealth…

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TECHNOLOGY

Equity Unveils Online Forex Trading Platform Across East Africa

Equity Bank has rolled out “EazzyFX” an online forex trading platform in a quest to provide SMEs and Corporates freedom and control over their trading, as well as allow access…

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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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BANKING

Ten Years Down The Line and 80% Of Kenyan GDP Pass Through M-PESA

The year 2017 will probably be more associated with the forth-coming general elections in Kenya and whatever will happen thereafter but this is also the year M-PESA turned ten.  M-pesa…

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BUSINESS

Equity Bank and PayPal join hands to promote telecommuting

Among all the services that Equity provides in the diaspora, PayPal tops the list since it accounts for about 70% of these. PayPal recently underwent an upgrade which saw the…

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KENYA

CBK in a move to increase Cyber security in banks

Kenyan banks are, in two months, expected to compile and file detailed reports with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on their approaches to tackle threats to cyber security. The…

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BUSINESS

Equity bank blames interest rates capping law for reduced profits

Equity Bank announced its first quarter earnings today, reporting a reduced profits by 5%. In the first quarter of last year’s financial period, the bank reported a pretax profits of…

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PesaPal American Express BUSINESS

PesaPal integrates American Express into its payment platform in addition to mobile money, Visa and MasterCard

Pesapal, a Kenyan-based e-commerce platform, has announced the integration of American Express into its payment platform. The integration took place on 27th February, 2017. This means that American Express card holders…

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BANKING

Eazzy Loans : This is Equity Banks new one-month mobile based loan product

Equity Bank is putting on hold the Eazzy Plus Loans. Eazzy Plus Loan was attractive due to the fact that consumers could apply for loans payable in two months to…

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BANKING

EazzyAPI by Equity Bank is the power Kenya’s online businesses have been waiting for

Of the challenges faced by online businesses in Kenya including warehouse logistics, ontime delivery nightmare, and risks associated with cancellation of orders, payment methods top the list. Most Kenyans do…

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BANKING

Eazzy Banking Suite – a new digital banking platform from Equity Bank that is meant to be the replacement for physical bank branches

Equity Bank is keen in making the banking experience of its customers for appealing. It is because of this reason that on Tuesday, 11th October, 2016, the bank announced that…

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mobile money KENYA

How to send money to any mobile money provider (M-Pesa, Airtel Money and Orange Money)

Every single mobile service provider in Kenya offers a mobile payment service. Safaricom are the pioneer’s in this segment with their M-Pesa platform. The other Telco’s saw how impressive this…

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KENYA

Hivos East Africa and Equity Bank to empower women and the youth in the fashion industry

Hivos East Africa, Equity Bank Kenya, and the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD) have released the findings of a study that was commissioned by Hivos to analyze the…

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KENYA

Equity Bank stops their regional expansion to boost existing markets

Equity bank has decided not to continue with its regional expansion plans it had announced last year. The bank will henceforth invest on the existing markets. Initially, the bank had…

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BANKING

Integrated digital payments and the Switch technology

Sometime back while in Kisii town, I went to a KCB machine to get some money but the ATM was not working. While coming out I met a lady who…

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STARTUPS

Big Banks in Kenya step into the start-up scene to offer a financial hand

Following calls by the Kenyan government for financial institutions to allocate entrepreneur seed funds, Kenya Commercial Bank has pledged sh1 billion towards the support of start-up ideas and innovations. The…

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APP REVIEWS

Silver is the Financial Application to Help you keep your Credit Cards in Check

Credit cards have become part of our lives, much like the way social media has meandered its way into the very intimate corners of your lives. Did you know that…

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TECH NEWS

PayPal Offers Kenyan Consumers Holidays Shopping Deals

Sometime last year PayPal came to Kenya through partnership with Equity Bank. For the regular users of PayPal, this was a great news. The reason being for a long time…

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OPINION

Equitel is the solution to M-PESA’s inflated tariffs

I’m sick and tired of Safaricom’s M-PESA. I don’t want to receive neither do I want to send money via M-PESA; and I bet there are a significant number of Kenyans…

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OPINION

Equity Bank should copy Safaricom on resetting Eazzy 247 PIN

Customer care service by Equity Bank is great, actually so great that when my account lay dormant for several months they took their time to give me a call, not…

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TECH NEWS

Don’t be excited yet, Equity Bank might not pull the mobile money business

It’s been a month since I told a close friend of the plan Equity Bank has on mobile money business yet the excitement I saw in him is still very…

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TECH NEWS

Equity seeks to halve transaction costs with mobile license.

Equity Bank’s newly acquired Mobile Virtual Network may just have a cut in its transaction costs by at least a half, being Kenya’s second most profitable bank. The newly acquired…

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TECH NEWS

Can Equity Bank save Kenyans again?

It is sad to read the news that Yumobile’s plan to exit the Kenyan market is at an advanced stage. Equally sad is the news that Orange is working on…

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TECH NEWS

YU’s struggle to tether operational losses calls for new ownership.

Safaricom, Equity bank and Nakumatt are the likely future owners of Essar’s Group YU mobile following an application to the Communications Commission of Kenya by the telco to sell infrastructure…

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TECHNOLOGY

Giant Corporates partner to launch Youth device programme.

Microsoft in collaboration with Intel Corporation East Africa and the Kenya Private School Association has launched 4Africa youth device program in a bid to provide the education sector a bundle…

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