Articles with tag: m-pesa

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O-CITY announces initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Kenya

News | Mobile Payments | 18 Nov 2020

BPC’s automated fare collection provider O-CITY has announced its initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya.

BPC, O-CITY, expansion, Kenya, Africa, contactless payments, COVID-19, NikoDigi, Tracom, M-Pesa, mobile wallet

Ria Money Transfer, Thunes enable cross-border payments in emerging markets

News | Mobile Payments | 22 Oct 2020

Ria Money Transfer has partnered with global cross-border payment provider Thunes, enabling customers across the globe to send funds directly to consumers from emerging markets.

Ria Money Transfer, cross-border payments, Thunes, emerging markets, mobile wallets, M-Pesa, MTN Mobile Money, mobile money, alternative payment solutions

Vodacom Tanzania opens its M-Pesa API's to developers to streamline mobile payments

News | Mobile Payments | 02 Oct 2020

Vodacom Tanzania has announced the opening of its M-Pesa API in a move set to entice local and international developers into creating new use cases for the mobile payments service.

Vodacom Tanzania, M-Pesa, API, mobile transactions, cashless payments

Remitly doubles mobile wallet offerings and global consumer reach

News | Mobile Payments | 26 Aug 2020

Independent provider of remittance and financial service products for immigrants Remitly has announced the expansion of its mobile wallet network.

Remitly, remittance, immigrants, mobile wallet, mobile wallet network, M-PESA, MTN Mobile Money, bKash, Gcash, Airtel Mobile Money, GoPay, Ovo, Thunes, emerging markets, COVID-19, digital purchases, home delivery, cash pickup, bank deposit

Vodacom M-Pesa goes global

News | Mobile Payments | 17 Jun 2020

Vodacom M-Pesa, a Tanzania-based mobile money service provider, has announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio.

Vodacom M-Pesa, tanzania, mobile payments, mobile money, Africa, remittances, Bank of Tanzania

Google, Gates Foundation partner to exceed the M-Pesa platform

News | Mobile Payments | 07 May 2020

Google and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have initiated the Mojaloop Foundation, in order to develop a new M-Pesa platform. 

Google, Gates Foundation, M-Pesa, digital payments, mobile payments, Mojaloop Foundation, real-time payments, Interledger, Ripple

Visa, Safaricom team up on M-Pesa, payments, and tech

News | Online Payments | 04 May 2020

Visa has teamed up with Kenyan telecom Safaricom, operator of the M-Pesa mobile money product, on payments and tech.

Visa, Safaricom, M-Pesa, payments, tech, financial inclusion, fintech, mobile payments, Kenya, ecommerce, merchants

Vodafone completes the sale of M-Pesa to Safaricom and Vodacom

News | Mobile Payments | 16 Apr 2020

Mobile network operator Safaricom and mobile communications company Vodacom have completed the acquisition of mobile money platform M-Pesa from Vodafone.

Vodafone, M-Pesa, Safaricom, Vodacom, mobile network, transactions, Kenya, mobile money, loans, banks, merchant, payments

Safaricom partners public transport players to accept payments through M-PESA

News | Mobile Payments | 31 Mar 2020

Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Covid-19.

Safaricom, M-PESA, Covid-19, cashless, transport

Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19

News | Mobile Payments | 18 Mar 2020

Kenya-based telco Safaricom has announced implementing a fee-waiver on East Africa’s mobile-money product, M-Pesa.

Safaricom, M-Pesa, telco, partnership, direct carrier billing, mobile payments, Africa, mobile money usage, P2P transactions, digital finance, payments

Safaricom waves charges for M-Pesa users

News | Mobile Payments | 17 Mar 2020

Safaricom has decided to waived charges for M-Pesa, so the mobile money service will now pay zero fees for transfers below USD 10.

Safaricom, M-Pesa, mobile money, P2P transactions

Pan-African digital bank for Africans Carbon launches in Kenya

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Dec 2019

Carbon, a consumer-facing lending platform by Nigerian parent company, OneFi, has announced its launch in Kenya.

Carbon, Nigeria, OneFi, Kenya, East Africa, TransUnion CRB, M-PESA, , digital-only banking platform, digital banking, Africa, utility bills, money transfer, minute loan services, cashback, loan top-ups, Amplify

Exclusive interview with PPRO on global expansion, market forecasts, and growth strategies

Interviews | Online Payments | 05 Dec 2019

Stefan Merz, COO of PPRO talks about how PPRO removes the technical and financial complexity of international ecommerce payments with their platform of hundreds of local payment methods from across the globe

Stefan Merz, PPRO, payments processing, global expansion, local payments, online payments, allpago, LATAM, LPM, merger and acquisition, acquisition, card rails, PSP, payments service provider, M-Pesa, Europe

Safaricom, Vodacom plan USD 13 mln purchase of M-Pesa rights

News | Payments General | 24 May 2019

Safaricom has announced that it will start a joint venture with Vodacom to acquire the intellectual property rights to M-Pesa mobile financial services platform from Vodafone.

Safaricom, Vodacom, M-Pesa, Africa, mobile payments

Is Africa the new El Dorado for payments? Interview with Jordan Graison, Limonetik

Interviews | Interviews | 22 May 2019

We interviewed Jordan Graison, Limonetik, to learn more about the opportunities that payment companies can benefit from in Africa

Africa, Limonetik, Jordan Graison, ecommerce, payments, fintech, payment method, credit card, Amazon, Jumia, Visa, bank, PSD1, Mastercard, M-Pesa, cash, e-wallet, Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Safaricom to use M-Pesa payments on AliExpress.com

News | Payments General | 13 Mar 2019

Safaricom has inked a deal with Alibaba to use its M-Pesa mobile payment service for online shopping on AliExpress.com.

Safaricom, M-Pesa, payments, AliExpress.com, China, Kenya, Alibaba

Western Union powers M-PESA mobile wallet for global money transfers

News | Payments General | 06 Nov 2018

Safaricom and Western Union have teamed up to unlock global money transfers for more than 28 million mobile wallet holders, by leveraging Western Union money movement platform.

Western Union, Safaricom, M-PESA, mobile wallet, money transfer, Africa

Mastercard, Vodacom partner to introduce online cards in Tanzania

News | Cards | 14 Sep 2018

Mastercard has teamed up with Vodacom to introduce the first online card in Tanzania, the M-Pesa virtual card.

Mastercard, Vodacom, partnership, online card, Tanzania, M-Pesa, virtual card, mobile wallet, cards

Deutsche Bank acquires equity stake in ModoPayments

News | Online Payments | 24 Aug 2018

Deutsche Bank has announced the acquirement of an equity stake in ModoPayments, thus expanding towards non-bank payment platforms.

Deutsche Bank, US, ModoPayments, retail banking, transaction baking, payments, Alipay, Paypal, M-Pesa, We Chat

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo to streamline money transfers in Kenya

News | Online Payments | 10 Apr 2018

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo have partnered to enable Kenyans to move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts.

PayPal, Safaricom, TransferTo, money transfers, Kenya, payments, M-PESA, merchant