More mini apps are coming to the M-PESA app, including customized statement requests

As published on techmoran.com on June 23rd 2021

The new M-PESA app is now available for download.

The app’s development began several months ago, and testing began in 2020. The app has so far proven to be one of the carrier’s success stories, having been downloaded over 1.3 million times, effectively making it one of Kenya’s most popular apps.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa and Acting Chief Financial Services Officer Sitoyo Lopokoiyit introduced the app this morning. The presentation covered any features that we have discussed in the months leading up to 2020.

Sitoyo, for example, praised the M-PESA app’s biometrics, which secures the app with a fingerprint or face for individuals who prefer not to write their PIN code. When you first start the app and when you complete a transaction, biometrics are required.

You can also generate statements via the app, although unlike M-Ledger, which was long defunct, you can only generate statements from 2021 forward. The statements are immediately downloaded.

Safaricom is also collaborating with the financial sector to expand the M-PESA app’s mini apps. Pro Gas, MTICKETS, Minet, Madaraka Express, E-BIMA, CPF, GiftPesa, and BuuPass are among the mini-apps available in the app’s Discover section, with seven so far: Pro Gas, MTICKETS, Minet, Madaraka Express, E-BIMA, CPF, GiftPesa, and BuuPass.

Safaricom is also collaborating with the financial sector to expand the M-PESA app’s mini apps. Pro Gas, MTICKETS, Minet, Madaraka Express, E-BIMA, CPF, GiftPesa, and BuuPass are among the mini-apps available in the app’s Discover section, with seven so far: Pro Gas, MTICKETS, Minet, Madaraka Express, E-BIMA, CPF, GiftPesa, and BuuPass.

The small apps can also be found on the M-PESA business app. More than 100,000 people have downloaded the business app.

Smartphones have increasingly become popular as they connect customers to more opportunities empowering them to achieve more at work, in their business, when learning, and even for entertainment. In response, we have designed the M-PESA Super App to enhance our customers’ experience every time they use the service, providing them with a simple, fun, secure, and convenient digital solution – CEO Peter Ndegwa.

Finally, every 10th new M-PESA app subscriber will earn KES 500 on their M-PESA wallet over the following three days, and first-time customers will receive 500 MBs of free data.

Aon Tanzania Rebranded

As published by the Daily News on June 25th2018

AON Tanzania has formally rebranded to JH Minet Tanzania, following the acquisition of its shareholding by Minet Holdings Africa and local partners Shashikrant and Rajendra B Dave.

The new company will now be a part of Minet Holdings Africa, the African insurance brokerage company. It was formed by Capitalworks to operate as the parent company for all of the operations acquire from Aon across Africa.

Chief Executive Officer of Minet Holdings Africa, Mr Joseph Onsando said at the launch of the new brand name in Dar es Salaam over the weekend that, Aon’s local shareholding was transferred to Capitalworks and the local partners, Shashikrant and Rajendra B Dave. “JH Minet is benefitting name for Tanzania operations. It is a name that is widely respected and recognised across Africa, particularly within East Africa Region,” he said. Furthermore, he said the new group will trade as Minet, the brand based in Africa will become Aon’s largest Global Network Correspondent. According to him, the company’s products and service offerings will remain unchanged and will continue to include risk management solutions for a wide range of industries, including the agricultural, mining, retail and telecommunications sectors as well as risk specific solutions such its cyber-security offering that spans all sectors.

Chief Executive Officer of the new JH Minet Tanzania, Mr Raju Dave has assured to continue offering the same exceptional service that has been accustomed. “Combining our products and service offering with innovative technologies will enable us to reduce the costs of serving our clients, tailor-make products that address market specific requirements and streamline internal process. By embracing agility in our strategy, we aim to expand market penetration” said Mr Dave.

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