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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TECH NEWS

Mobile service rivalry awakened by new players MVNOs

Kenya’s telecom industry history seems to be repeating itself only that products change by the years. Three years ago, the sector was characterized by mobile tariff wars that immediately simmered…

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TECH NEWS

Grameen Foundation and MasterCard in collaboration with Jamii Bora launch AppLab Money in Kenya.

MasterCard has partnered Grameen Foundation a global nonprofit organization on AppLab Money, an initiative that is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and underbanked in Kenya….

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TECH NEWS

Too soon to expect action on MTN and Airtel remittance partnership.

MTN Group and telecommunications company Bharti Airtel yesterday announced partnership to launch a cross-border remittance that seeks to lift hurdles of transferring money between West African countries; Cote d’Ivoire and…

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TECH NEWS

The Helix Institution of Finance releases report for uganda mobile money agents.

On a report that focuses on Uganda’s factors for success in agent network management and what the industry needs to focus on in the next stages of development, The Helix…

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GADGETS AND DEVICES

Mobile is the future of everything.

There are more people with mobile phones than have access to running water. More mobile phone subscribers on the planet than use a toothbrush. Tomi Ahonen an ex-Nokia executive and…

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TECH NEWS

Orange Vs Safaricom: Orange should win the war against Safaricom

Celtel-Zain-Airtel and Yu have tried this David vs Goliath price war against Safaricom without success. By August last year Airtel gave up on the price wars and increased their talk…

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TECH NEWS

Pesapal Orange Kenya Partnership- Buy Orange Airtime and Other Services using Mpesa

If you can’t beat them, then join them and make the world a better place. Our friends at the Orange Kenya seem to have seen the light  and have partnered…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom Launches M-Shwari- Mobile Money Payday Loan

Safaricom today  launched a new mobile money service known as M-Shwari. M-Shwari  is  partnership between Safaricom and CBA which runs on Mpesa and will be included on the Mpesa sim…

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TECH NEWS

Summary of Kenyan mobile telephony Stats by CCK- 29.7 Million subscribers recorded

So the new CCK stats for the fourth quarter of the FY 2011/12 are out and here is the summary and my thoughts on some parts: As at 30th June…

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TECH NEWS

Airtel removed Mobile Money Transfer Fees but have to Content with new 10% Excise Duty tax

It seems Airtel has woken up to try to compete on the mobile money space. This week Airtel Announced that it will allow subscribers to send money to other users…

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TECH NEWS

Barclays Mobile Money Transfer service Targeting Remittances from the Diaspora- Will it be a hit or a miss

And here we go, Barclays to go head to head with NationHela after launching a mobile money transfer app that targets diaspora remittances from UK to Kenya.  Barclays Bank of…

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TECHNOLOGY

Barclays Set to Launch Mobile Payment and Transfer platform “Pingit” in Kenya

Barclays Bank is set to launch its mobile money transfer platform in Kenya tomorrow. Here is part of what they are saying on the invite to the event: “Barclays Bank…

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TECH NEWS

Coop Bank Partner with Airtel Kenya to Provide M-Banking

Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Airtel Kenya have entered into a partnership that will enable Co-op Bank Mobile Money Subscribers to deposit and withdraw money directly from their phones using…

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TECH NEWS

Nation Media Group is set to Battle Western Union with the Launch of a new Money Transfer Service

Nation Media Group today is set to launch a new Money Transfer Service called  NationHela. NationHela is an international money transfer service  that allows Kenyans in the Diaspora to send…

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TECH NEWS

Reasons Why Yu Call For Safaricom to Open up Mpesa to other Networks is brilliant but Safaicom will not go for it

Ok..Kenyan mobile operator Yu has called on rival Safaricom to open up its mobile money transfer service M-Pesa to other networks.  The idea is great and I think if  it…

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