Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
February 2016

Akiba Mkononi Mobile Savings Account

Akiba Mkononi is a Virtual Savings Account by Airtel in partnership with United Bank of Africa (UBA Bank) comparable to Safaricom and CBA’s M-Shwari which enables its users open a bank account, borrow and save from as low as Ksh.5 to as much as Ksh.140,000 daily via their from their Airtel Money accounts. To access the service, users simply dial […]

Retail innovations
January 2016

Mobile Decisioning (MoDe)

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, MoDe provides instant nano-credit for pre-paid mobile phone users across Africa. The company MoDe gives loans of between $0.06 and $22 to mobile phone users, initially in the form of airtime, but have since moved onto a lot more in terms of facilities or utilities such as electricity bills, water bills and television subscriptions, […]

Retail innovations
January 2016


This is National Bank of Kenya’s partnership with Airtel Kenya to deliver mobile banking services through the Airtel money service. Through this mobile banking service, Airtel Kenya customers will be able to access their National Bank accounts with minimal charges. The service is accessible by simply dialing *625# on any Airtel Kenya line. Customers can view their accounts, […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Airtel Insurance

Airtel Kenya has partnered with Pan Africa Life Assurance Limited and MicroEnsure to launch a free insurance product which will offer Airtel customers in Kenya life, accident and hospitalization insurance with increasing benefits based on their monthly airtime usage. The product, which is tagged Airtel Insurance is packaged to deliver affordable insurance services and encourage insurance culture among Kenyans. The […]