Tag Archives: M-Pesa

Safaricom-led consortium to introduce mobile money service in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has cleared the path for Safaricom-led consortium to launch its popular M-Pesa in the Ethiopian market after deciding to include the mobile phone-based financial services in the telcos license offered in May. According to the Business Daily Africa website, the Ethiopian authorities have stated that the license making the consortium the first new [...]

Safaricom introduce M-Pesa Super App

Safaricom announced the launch its Super App which comes with offline mode and a mini-app functionality. The app had a soft launch last September and Safaricom has been testing the app with over 1 million customers in Kenya. With the M-Pesa Super App, customers can use the M-Pesa service and complete transactions by sending and [...]

Vodacom M-Pesa goes global

Vodacom M-Pesa in Tanzania has announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio. Vodacom M-Pesa Tanzania going global is our way of adding efficiencies to our customers remittance ecosystems. Our customers can now send and/or receive money from 200 countries through their M-Pesa account from the comfort of their homes, announced Hisham Hendi, [...]

Safaricom and Visa joint forces for M-Pesa customers

Safaricom and Visa have announced a new partnership by developing products to support digital payments for M-PESA customers. The partnership will cover more than 24 million M-PESA customers, over 173,000 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants from Safaricom and 61 million merchant locations throughout Visas global network. We are delighted to partner with Visa in exploring products [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

Safaricom and Vodacom want to take over M-Pesa

Vodacom and Safaricom are in negotiation for acquiring the brand M-Pesa, from its parent company, Vodafone. The deal is reportedly worth over $13 million. According to ITWeb, Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub confirmed the plans through a joint agreement with Safaricom, has done a deal with Vodafone to “take over M-Pesa completely”. “So, Safaricom and [...]