Safaricom to compete with banks. The company will launch M-PESA Visa Virtual Card for international online payments and a junior product for children „who may have access to mobile phones”.

13 mai 2022

At the reveal of Safaricom’s FY 2022 results (ended March 30), CEO Peter Ndegwa has announced that the operator will launch M-PESA GlobalPay powered by Visa Virtual Cards for international online payments. The card should be here before the end of June 2022, according to TechWeez.

With support from our regional regulators and partners, we are working together to deliver innovative products in a new year such as Visa Virtual Card by M-PESA GlobalPay to support international online payments,” says CEO Peter Ndegwa.

M-PESA, which marked its 15th anniversary this year, hit the 30 million active customer mark in Kenya. A significant sign of M-PESA’s progress was the 63.4% growth of Lipa na M-PESA merchants to just below 500,000. M-PESA now has over 3.2 million businesses accepting payments under its portfolio, while the M-PESA business app has about 100,000 active businesses.

Besides Visa virtual card to support international online payments, additional products in the pipeline include the M-PESA junior product for children who may have access to mobile phones.

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Mihai Draghici – CEO PayByFace

„Dupa ce oamenii creeaza un cont PayByFace si au adaugat cardul, selfi-ul si PIN-ul, si au avut un pic de curaj sa se duca sa incerce, daca au incercat o data plata prin recunoastere faciala nu mai folosesc altceva (n.r. ca modalitate de plata). 80% dintre ei numai asta folosesc. Le place la nebunie.” 

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?