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Safaricom launches Electronic receipts MPesa Bill Manager for businesses

Safaricom launches Electronic receipts MPesa Bill Manager for businesses

Safaricom has announced the launch of an MPesa Bill Management service for MPesa customers offering electronic receipts. The new service provides MPesa customers with a single point where they can view all their bills, receive reminders and automate payment of bills. The innovation targets schools, landlords, utilities and other businesses with repeat payments, offering a […]
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Free money transfer service Taptap Send launches in Kenya

Free money transfer service Taptap Send launches in Kenya

Venture-backed startup, Taptap Send which allows immigrants to send money home to emerging markets instantly has launched in Kenya. Taptap Send’s app-based solution which is also live  Ghana, Madagascar, Senegal, Mali, Zambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Bangladesh allow users to send money at no fee. The new service will allow users to send money […]
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Kenyan mobile digital bank Umba raises $2m seed funding

Kenyan mobile digital bank Umba raises $2m seed funding

Kenya-based digital bank for emerging markets Umba has raised a US$2 million seed funding round to help it expand product capabilities. The startup with currently operates in Kenya and Nigeria raised from new investors including Lachy Groom, ex-Head of Issuing at Stripe; Ludlow Ventures; Frontline Ventures and Act Venture Capital. Umba says it provides an […]
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