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Telkom Kenya is Planning a Loan Product on T-Kash

Image sourced from News24 Telkom Kenya is reportedly planning on introducing a credit product called T-Kash Loan. According to Techweez, the product has not been activated yet but the company has indicated on the T-Kash app that it is “coming soon.” T-Kash is a mobile payment solution owned by Telkom, a telecommunication provider with a presence in more than 38 African countries. The new product will be taking on Safaricom’s M-PESA, one of the leading mobile money services in Africa, which currently owns 99 percent of the market share in the country. This product will also be the first of its kind for Telkom while Safaricom offers this product in three ways through the M-PESA mobile money service, which includes Fuliza, KCB M-Pesa, and M-Shwari. It is not clear yet whether the telco will b...

Minors Won’t Get Access to Loan Services in M-Pesa Junior Accounts

Image sourced from Kansas Discovery. Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, confirmed that minors will not get access to loan services like M-Shwari and Fuliza. The Kenyan telco announced on Friday that it is introducing M-PESA Junior Accounts for individuals between the age of 10 and 18 years old. The company said that the minors will have access to the network via SIM cards registered under their guardians or parents. “We plan to soon launch an M-PESA Junior Product for our children who may have access to mobile phones,” Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said. According to Techweez, M-Pesa makes the most money for the company, hence it wants to expand the scope of its M-Pesa services. It recorded a 30.3% YoY growth to KES 107.69 billion ($926.2-million). The total M-PESA transaction...