‘Mobile Money’

Ericsson Partners with Vodafone M-Pesa on water payments in Africa

Ericsson announced that it has partnered with Vodafone’s M-Pesa in an effort to simplify mobile money payments and cash collection between M-Pesa and businesses, according to a press release. The first deployment under the deal will connect M-Pesa with the growing network of Grundfos safe water kiosks throughout Kenya and Tanzania, with other countries to follow. “Vodafone is […]

Standard Bank: Many Africans will not be using plastic or cash in 10 years time

A significant percentage of clients are not likely to be using plastic or cash in certain circumstances within the next decade as online and mobile payment solutions increasingly change buying patterns, according to Wendy Pienaar, head of emerging payments at Standard Bank. More consumers are seeking online solutions, with over 460 million financial transactions processed […]

GSMA: Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money

This is the first of a series of blogs that provide a deep-dive into different mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This blog series builds upon the recently released report ‘Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money’. This blog […]

New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems

Today, GSMA has released a new infographic on how mobile money has contributed to the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems, fostering financial inclusion and the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the country. This infographic builds on a previous version released last year, updated with new data and insights on market development, innovation and […]