TECHNOLOGY

How To Buy Bitcoin Using Mobile Money

Long gone are the days when bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were seen as something to shun. While many Kenyans were understandably skeptical at first, the tides have turned. Kenya is…

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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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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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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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TECHNOLOGY

Kenyans To Contribute To Social Security Fund Through Mobile Money

Kenyans will now be in a position to remit their social security funds and other payments to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) through mobile money. NSSF in conjunction with…

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Mark Zuckerberg set to roll out a mobile payment platform in India

Facing intense scrutiny in India over the spread of misinformation and fake news on WhatsApp, its parent company Facebook has said it is waiting for a green signal from the…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

“Maisha ni M-Pesa tu” to reward both M-pesa customers and agents

M-Pesa customers and agents will now be rewarded in new loyalty promotion launched by Safaricom. The promotion dubbed “Maisha ni M-PESA tu”, will see a customer rewarded every time they…

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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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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom Dominance : Why Other Telcos Need To Innovate To Survive

On the story asking why Wangusi was sent home, I mentioned that Safaricom dominance issue could not be the reason. Since then I have spent a lot of time thinking…

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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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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

Kenyans transact over 3 Trillion via Mobile money.

3.35trillion. This is the amount of money moved via mobile money transfer in the last one year. This represents a 20% growth from the previous year to hit the 3trillion…

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Mobile Money MOBILE MONEY

A total of 400.6 million transactions valued at Ksh.1 trillion, were made during Q3 2016 period through Mobile Money

The total number of mobile money transfer subscriptions stood at 31 million during Q3 2016 while the number of mobile money agents stood at 169,698. A total of 400.6 million…

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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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AFRICA

Many people don’t know how to use mobile money services

Everybody prefers cash in making payments. Why? One is able to own his or her money and a bargain can be placed on the table. On the other end, mobile…

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MOBILE MONEY

Airtel money and M-pesa drama

Airtel money and M-pesa offer the same services and to their advantage the target market is huge. Airtel has started yet another drama after they found out that Safaricom is…

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BUSINESS

Survey Shows Businesses Are Losing Confidence In Suppliers

According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, businesses are losing confidence in suppliers. The main reason is the increasing number of IT security incidents that they…

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BANKING

I&M account owners can now transact through Airtel Money

I&M account holders will now be able to “pull” money from their bank accounts into their Airtel Money Wallets or vice versa. This is following a partnership by the two…

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MOBILE MONEY

Mobile Money Transfer Is A Lucrative Venture As The Country Records 129,357 Active Agents

Every village in the country has an M-pesa agent. Kenya’s leading mobile money transfer system, M-pesa was introduced in 2007 and many people have embraced the service. My neighbors have…

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TECHNOLOGY

Most Kenyans Prefer Samsung Galaxy J7 To Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

A top tier phone must be affordable. Samsung has amazing brands and not all of them are favorable. The company is now leading in the smartphone market but other tech…

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BANKING

Standard Chartered signs up M-Pesa to provide faster cash settlement to M-Pesa merchants

Business Customers and M-PESA agents will henceforth access their float in real time 24/7 following a partnership between Standard Chartered and Safaricom. The move follows the integration of the M-PESA…

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TECH NEWS

Satya Nadella reveals future plans for Microsoft

Satya Nadella has some of the Microsoft’s future plans that are aimed at taking the tech industry by storm. On Monday he said the company will focus on personal computing,…

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TECH NEWS

Nokia planning to re-enter mobile phone market next year

Microsoft acquired Nokia after they made a sh625 billion deal. The acquisition has disadvantaged many especially the employees, last week Microsoft wrote off the entire deal and fired 7,800 employees….

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MOBILE MONEY

Ericsson Converged Wallet rolls out in Swaziland

MTN Swaziland has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet, enabling the operator to quickly introduce relevant, new and differentiated mobile financial services. The deployment will enable operators to quickly introduce relevant, new…

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TECH NEWS

Mobile Money declared illegal in Uganda

Banking is no longer a thing of the financially upright in our society today. You do not need to show up with a title deed and all the weird documentation…

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TECH NEWS

Mobile technology boosts profits in East African Banks

According to financial analysts, Financial institutions that control their expenses end up with high returns, which is why Kenyan banks with a strong presence in the retail market recorded an…

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TECH NEWS

Airtel Money customers can now pay taxes through the mobile platform

By just a dial of a short code, Airtel money customers will henceforth be in a position to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an…

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TECH NEWS

M-PESA server migration won’t make any difference for the ‘mwananchi’ due to Vodafone ties

Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore may be having best intentions in mind for Kenyans in new talks with the teleco’s partner Vodafone, to reduce propriety fees which even after server migration…

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KACHWANYA TV

Africa is Ready For Bitcoins- Interview with BitPesa CEO, Elizabeth Rossiello

According to Bitpesa CEO, Elizabeth Rossiello, Africa is ready for Bitcoin and she is excited to be right in the middle of it . Listen to her talk about bitcoins,…

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TECH NEWS

Now What Can I Say About Apple Pay

Apple didn’t invent mobile payments, but to be honest, it has significantly enhanced them. Since Apple made it far easier to use a computer, listen to music, and communicate on…

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