OPINION

M-PESA, Easy Taxi, my1963 – Stop promoting card based payments in Kenya

Yesterday Easy Taxi launched a new feature in its mobile App for an in app cashless payment. The Easy Taxi Pay, as it is called, allows a passenger with a credit/debit…

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TECH NEWS

KCB, Safaricom merge to offer leadership in mobile money ecosystem

Mobile technology has greatly transformed our lifestyles in the 21st century.   It is increasingly making it more convenient for customers to pay utility bills, withdraw or deposit money in their bank…

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TECH NEWS

Google: Replace Your BebaPay card with Mastercard ATM at no cost

Kenya’s first commuter card has announced exit from the Kenyan market after what seems like strategy gone bad. Formally unveiled in April 2013, BebaPay is the most used commuter card…

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OPINION

Ignorant Kenyans, Get a card or miss the bus

Since the official presidential flag off of “my 1963” a prepaid card used to pay fares, Matatu owners association has put in effort to create awareness within Nairobi in a…

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TECH NEWS

Cashless System in Kenya remains a dream

The cashless system in Kenya is officially pie in the sky following numerous innovations, launches and ideas turned null. The thought of not having to carry cash around feels secure…

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TECH NEWS

Meet M-Pesa’s new rival

Courtesy of innovate Africa meet Zege Technologies’ MPayer, a mobile payment alternative to M-Pesa aimed at small businesses. MPAYER is a mobile and web application that enables businesses to manage…

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TECH NEWS

PSV Cashless Payment System ‘my1963’ officially launched

Commuters will henceforth enjoy cashless payment following a collaboration between Matatu Owners Association (MOA), Safaricom and other organizations to launch a cashless payment dubbed “My 1963” for Nairobi routes. The…

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TECH NEWS

M-Pesa services expand in 90 countries in MoneyGram,Safaricom partnership

From a highlight I had earlier done on MoneyGram partnering with a telecommunications company in the country to enable use of money wallets to send and receive money to the…

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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

We don’t need slow banks like Family Bank

Kenyans might not always agree with each other on at least a tangible list of things that some may refer to as touchy subjects. Even so, habits still bind us…

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OPINION

Thin SIM by Equity is likely to end up as mobile number portability – dead!

You are bound to notice an expression of joy whenever you mention thin sim technology to an average Kenyan who is expecting Equity Bank, via it’s virtual mobile operator company…

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APP REVIEWS

Why M-PESA should be scared of Apple Pay

Introduction There is a new product in the global town, Apple Pay; and this product is a big threat to a local big fish that we all care so much about,…

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TECH NEWS

M-Pesa Rates: an increase or decrease?

The year 2007 saw the birth of an incredible mobile product M-pesa. Kenya’s banking sector took a complete turn and finally, someone rescued Kenyans from stringent conditions and requirements of…

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OPINION

Safaricom should be scared of Viettel

Two days ago The Standard published an article titled Safaricom in rare panic mode as bluechip firms go after telecoms’ billions. Although the article pointed out players such as the MNVO operators…

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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

Vodafone’s Michael Joseph receives prestigious PICMET Technology Management Award for M-PESA.

Safaricom’s Ex CEO Michael Joseph has today received the prestigious Leadership in Technology Management Award from PICMET (Portland International Centre For Management of Engineering and Technology) recognizing his work developing…

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TECH NEWS

M-Pesa fends for greener pastures.

Mobile money platform, M-Pesa has made headlines over the last two weeks with claims that the product is for the first time facing intense competition in the Kenyan market. First,…

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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

Enough reasons to have MobiKash.

Mobile money product MobiKash has broken into the already chaotic industry where the big fish are up in arms against each other, small fish dying out and now an outfit…

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BitPesa to Launch at Nairobi Startup Garage.

BitPesa a platform that offers free money transfers from nearly anywhere in the world to any Kenyan mobile money wallet; M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Orange Money and Yu Cash within minutes…

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TECH NEWS

Should Airtel be Accusing Safaricom Of Abusing Its Market-leading Position?

This is still a question I have not really figured yet. With the competition Act a section of the Kenyan law terming a company that controls at least half of…

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TECH NEWS

Mobile Money Big fish M-Pesa new target in the industry.

Leading mobile operator Safaricom gave Kenya an outfit to forever thank them for— M-Pesa. 2007 saw the birth of the now popular transaction platform. Since then, life has never been…

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TECH NEWS

The sound of no more M-Pesa delays.

In Kenya today, M-Pesa delays are common occurrences with the mobile platform being the dominant service for money transfer, 10 minutes to an hour to even 24 hrs are worth…

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TECH NEWS

Possible deal in talks over M-Pesa fees between rival companies Airtel and Safaricom.

Telecommunications companies; Airtel and Safaricom have asked to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in a case Airtel accused rival company of abusing its market dominance in provision of mobile money transfer…

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TECH NEWS

Finally Safaricom – M-PESA to Airtime reversal takes effect

Have you ever done it? Bought Airtime instead of withdrawing the sent amount? No, I haven’t done that but I’ve been caught in a situation of the sort. It was…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom website now visible For the visually impaired.

Leading mobile subscriber Safaricom, today rolled out one of the first websites in the country that puts the needs of the visually impaired at the core of its development. Safaricom’s…

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OPINION

The inconvenience of Equity to M-PESA – Part 2

This is the second part of Equity to M-PESA inconveniences. For my own experience, read “The inconvenience of Equity to M-PESA, Part 1“. I’m a friend to Jack, who is…

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OPINION

The inconvenience of Equity to M-PESA – Part 1

Part 1 of two parts I have never been good with deadlines. Tell me what to do and I will do it, just don’t tell me when. Deadlines make me…

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TECH NEWS

Vodafone Launches M-Pesa Facility in Tamil Nadu.

Leading service provider Vodafone in partnership with private sector ICICI Bank has launched an M-Pesa facility in Tamil Nadu that will allow mobile customers in the region to deposit, withdraw…

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TECH NEWS

Vodafone’s mobile money platform, M-Pesa to start pilot on cash out services in April.

M-Pesa in conjunction with vodafone’s mobile wallet has plans underway of launching out-cash services through M-Pesa also considering a pan-india network in the next couple of months. Business head of…

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