Safaricom – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:47:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png Safaricom – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Safaricom to launch messaging service that leverages M-Pesa for payments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/05/01/356943/safaricom-to-launch-messaging-service-that-leverages-m-pesa-for-payments/ Tue, 01 May 2018 08:00:51 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56943 “The messaging service, known as Bonga (which means “to chat” in colloquial Swahili), was partially launched on April 26, in closed beta testing for select users on Android devices, according to documents seen by Quartz. The app will allow users to review their balance on M-Pesa, besides letting customers transact money without leaving the platform.”

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Safaricom adds NFC payments to M-Pesa mobile money service https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/12/19/355952/safaricom-adds-nfc-payments-m-pesa-mobile-money-service/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:13:36 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=55952 “Safaricom’s mobile application, dubbed mySafaricom, is receiving a huge update… Smartphones with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology should be in a position to transact using M-Pesa 1 Tap, the latest upgrade to M-Pesa that lets users pay for items at retail outlets and elsewhere via a single ‘tap’, much like Android Pay and Samsung Pay […]

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M-Pesa rolls out contactless tags and wristbands for faster mobile money transactions in stores https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/10/04/354946/m-pesa-contactless-mobile-money/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:54:09 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=54946 “Following successful trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has today announced the availability of M-Pesa 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri… To make a payment, a merchant will key in the payment amount into their device, tap the customer tag, and the customer will then key in their pin on […]

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M-Pesa founder shares lessons learned from ten years of mobile money https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/08/14/354300/m-pesa-founder-lessons-learned-mobile-money/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:20:46 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=54300 M-Pesa pioneer Michael Joseph, founding CEO of Safaricom and now director of mobile money at Vodafone Group, explains how the service works and the lessons learned from building and deploying one of the world’s most successful mobile money services in an in-depth Q&A that is now available to download free of charge from the NFC […]

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What’s New in Payments 2: Special report sets out the latest thinking on the future of payments — free of charge https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/07/10/353802/whats-new-in-payments-2-free-download/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:40:01 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=53802 Payments experts from the European Banking Authority, Yandex, Vodafone, Orange, Dejamobile and Wirecard are among eight contributors to What’s New in Payments: Volume Two, a 76-page special report on the future of payments which is now available to download free of charge from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. This special report includes in-depth articles, thought […]

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Safaricom to upgrade M-Pesa to new platform https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/06/30/353722/safaricom-upgrade-m-pesa-new-platform/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:05:59 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=53722 Safaricom — “Following the upgrade, M-Pesa customers are set to benefit from an increase in the number of partners offering their services on the enhanced M-Pesa platform. This will be made possible through a new set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that will simplify the process of integration into M-Pesa, cutting down the time it […]

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Safaricom, Vodacom deal clears the path for M-Pesa growth https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/05/17/352444/safaricom-vodacom-deal-clears-path-m-pesa-growth/ Wed, 17 May 2017 14:33:24 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=52444 Business Daily Africa — “The African subsidiary of British multinational Vodafone is set to take over 35 per cent ownership of Safaricom in a share swap deal that could pave the way for a more rapid spread of M-Pesa across the continent.”

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Safaricom’s NFC powered M-Pesa 1 Tap payments solution is now official https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/05/10/352246/safaricoms-nfc-powered-m-pesa-1-tap-payments-solution-now-official/ Wed, 10 May 2017 11:13:56 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=52246 Techweez — “Payment has been simplified because you will only need to have a card or the NFC sticker on your phone or the wristband. So far, M-Pesa 1 Tap already has over 13,000 customers who were signed up within a week in Nakuru.”

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More than 150,000 Kenyan merchants to get mobile payments with Masterpass QR https://www.nfcworld.com/2017/02/14/350153/150000-kenyan-merchants-get-mobile-payments-masterpass-qr/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:58:53 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=50153 More than 150,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya will be able to accept in-store mobile payments using QR code technology in 2017, using Mastercard’s Masterpass QR platform. The service is set to be introduced through “various financial institutions and other partners” from this month. “The regional commitment to impact over 150,000 MSMEs […]

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University students test M-Pesa NFC cards https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/11/03/348235/university-students-test-m-pesa-nfc-cards/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:05:32 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=48235 Kenyan carrier Safaricom is trialling an NFC card with university students that enables them to make payments with a tap at any contactless terminal using their M-Pesa mobile money accounts. The cards, called Blaze M-Pesa, are being issued free of charge to “thousands of students,” Business Daily Africa reports. “The students can already make payments […]

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