Publications

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Publications -
March 2016

Implications, insights and guidance on use of Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) by financial services providers in emerging economies

While Safaricom’s M-PESA platform stole the spotlight for being one of the world’s most transformative financial services, a somewhat hushed storm is infusing in the world of API’s in Kenya since Safaricom’s September-2015 announcement   that they have opened up their APIs to the public.  APIs are the set of procedures, rules, and tools that stipulate how […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

e-Kit app

The Savings Group (SG) e-kit is an android-based application that has electronic training materials on the SG methodology and operation. It contains five lessons in the form of interactive videos, each with an accompanying quiz on the key concepts covered.  The five lessons should be sufficient to allow group formation and operation without the need […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

e-Recording app

The Savings Group (SG) e-Recording app is an android-based application built to improve the quality and speed of data capture for SGs while enhancing transparency and security of the data, and providing a convenient and reliable solution to SG recording. It is used to record all the transactions of a savings group. It also captures […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

The KRA M-Service

The KRA M-Service is a mobile phone-based platform that the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) uses to provide improved services to its clients, taxpayers. The KRA M-Service has two service components: 1. SMS and USSD Informational Services The SMS and USSD informational services used by taxpayers to access specific information held in KRA by making simple queries on […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

Sema Doc

Sema Doc is a mobile application through which M-Pesa and M-Shwari subscribers can access medical facilities (e.g. such as hospitals, pharmacies and clinics) and health loans using their mobile phones; in a partnership between Safaricom, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and m-health service provider Hello Doctor. The mobile app’s health account dubbed Sema Doc Health Account acts as the digital […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

bima247

Bima247 is a proprietary, internet-based, fully integrated insurance rating and payment system allowing Kenyans to buy insurance online without the need for intermediaries. It is a white label ‘plug-and-play’ system.For insurance companies and brokerages, the core system allows them to take advantage of a new distribution and delivery channel – that makes products and services […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

M-Ledger

M-Ledger is an application that transforms your phone into a financial journal from your MPESA transactions. In addition to the free version that only allows you to view transactions on your phone, M-Ledger has a premium service that allows subscribers to view transactions from their PC or Tablet. Users can also analyze trends as seen […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

Chamasoft

Chamasoft is a simple to use web and mobile application which helps investment groups and chamas to manage all their group activities and communications. Chamasoft allows groups to automate and monitor their financial records. It performs the following functions: Membership Management. Bank Account Management Financial Management Loan Management Expense Management Project Management Reports One time […]