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Tag: M-PESA

Safaricom announces disruption of M-pesa services

Safaricom has this evening announced another M-Pesa service interruption that will start from 2359hrs to 0500 hrs in routine maintenance of their systems. The disruptions will affect all M-Pesa services including airtime purchase. “In this regard, our M-Pesa services shall be undergoing planned maintenance tonight Thursday 2nd of July 2020, ...

Safaricom announces five hours of M-Pesa outage

Safaricom has announced a five-hour M-Pesa services outage tomorrow June 18th as from 0000hours to 0500ahours in routine maintenance. The M-Pesa services under maintenance include all M-Pesa services including airtime purchase. “Our M-Pesa services shall be undergoing planned maintenance on the morning of Thursday 18th June 2020, between 0000 hrs ...

Safaricom reports M-Pesa interruptions on App and Mshwari

Safaricom has reported M-Pesa outages for customers who access M-Pesa through My Safaricom App, KCB M-Pesa, and Mshwari. Customers have since been advised to be patient as they work on a solution to restore the service. "Please note that M-Pesa services on MYSafaricom App, Mshwari, and KCB M-Pesa are currently ...

How to get Showmax for a year for only Ksh 1,000

All it takes is a simple hacking of the Safaricom Ksh250 deal. Showmax, a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform run by South Africa’s giant firm Naspers, offers subscribers the opportunity to get three months of the service for only Ksh250. That’s significantly cheaper than any competitors in the SVOD space, including ...

Mobile money transactions in Kenya hit Ksh 1.2 trillion

Mobile money services continue to soar in popularity among Kenyans as evidenced by the latest numbers where Kenyans have made transactions worth Ksh 1.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year. According to the Communications Authority Sector Statistics report for 4th Quarter 2016/2017 (PDF), the Ksh. 1.2 trillion ...

UPDATE: M-PESA won’t be offline Saturday morning

As part of the transition of Safaricom from a telco to an enabler platform, the company has been working on new changes to its MPESA platform. These change will mark the third major update to the platform since transferring its servers from Germany to Kenya. Due to this upcoming update, ...

Safaricom finally announces M-Pesa app for iOS & Android

Safaricom has today announced availability of M-PESA functionality in the mySafaricom App, which will see the more than 24 million M-PESA customers and especially the 8m smartphone owners enjoy the convenience of transacting from their Android and iOS smartphones. The app show M-Pesa menu with send money services, withdraw from ...

Benefits of transitioning from cash to digital payments

United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance releases a report showing  the importance of digital payment and why governments and companies need to ditch the cash-dominant economy and embrace digitization of payments. The new report comes just as McKinsey Global Institute released projections that digital finance could lead to a $3.7 trillion GDP boost by 2025, ...

MobiCash launches in South Africa as M-Pesa takes flight

Mobile payment firm MobiCash (not related to Kenya's MobiKash) has partnered with cellphone payments company Boloro to launch in South Africa allowing townships and spaza shops to accept mobile payments days after Vodacom announced that it’s shutting down its M-Pesa business in the country. Though the exit of M-Pesa can't ...

M-PESA takes the crown as Kenya’s leading Superbrand

According to the London-based Centre for Brand Analysis, Mobile payment service M-PESA has become Kenya’s leading Superbrand, beating its parent firm and last year's top superbrand Safaricom and several others in the race. Stephen Cheliotis, Chief Executive of The Centre for Brand Analysis said, “we have surveyed both informed experts ...

Kenya’s MyRCPT Wants to be Your Mpesa Receipting Buddy

A new application available on the Safaricom store dubbed MyRCPT aims to help users generate PDF receipts from their Lipa Na Mpesa and Mpesa Paybill text messages and as well help them file all their payments, rent, utility bills among others for accountability. Developed by a local startup Disruptive Technologies ...

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