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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

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February 09th 2017:Fintech and MPESA- What Mobile Money Means

MPESA, the Swahili word for money, is Kenya's mobile money system developed by Safaricom. It has literally transformed the ability for people to work, save, pay for everything from groceries, bills, rents, and everything else. Kenya reports that use of MPESA has helped to lift 186,000 families out of poverty. That is nearly 2% of the entire population. And it has helped wealth grow across the board, helping to develop a stronger middle class. Today, we tell the story of MPESA, and how it came to partner with banks, particularly KCB, to give all people access to banking services, to e

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Joshua Oigara

Joshua Nyamweya Oigara is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank Group.[1][2] At age 37, his appointment in November 2012 to replace the outgoing CEO Martin Oduor-Otieno made him the youngest CEO of a publicly traded bank at the NSE.[3] Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between January 12, 2012 and January 2013. He also served as Group Chief Financial Officer at KCB Bank Group for East Africa. He joined the Bank in November 2011 from Bamburi Cement where he served as Group Financial Director and Chief Financial Officer for the East Africa region.[4][5] Oigara holds a Bachelor of Commerc
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Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore (born 1958) is a Guyanan-born British businessman currently living and working in Kenya.[1] He is currently the chief executive officer of Safaricom, a multinational telecommunications company.[2][1]
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Patrick Njoroge

Patrick Ngugi Njoroge PhD, is a Kenyan economist and banker and the governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.
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Aaron Fu

Aaron has more than 10 years of experience in financial services and technology across Europe, Asia and Africa with Standard Chartered and Société Générale. He has led global, regional and local product and service launches, large-scale change projects and sustainable community impact initiatives. Driven by a passion for crafting experiences and growing start-ups, Aaron has also co-founded, invested in and advised businesses spanning industries including transport, hospitality, F&B and consulting. He joins Nest to extend its startup eco-system and accelerator programs to the rapidly emerging innovation hubs in Africa.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech 14/12/2017 12:00 14/12/2017 01:00 Breaking Banks Fintech https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech MPESA, the Swahili word for money, is Kenya's mobile money system developed by Safaricom. It has literally transformed the ability for people to work, save, pay for everything from groceries, bills, rents, and everything else. Kenya reports that use of MPESA has helped to lift 186,000 families out of poverty. That is nearly 2% of the entire population. And it has helped wealth grow across the board, helping to develop a stronger middle class. Today, we tell the story of MPESA, and how it came to partner with banks, particularly KCB, to give all people access to banking services, to easy movement of their money, increasing their ability to save and build wealth in their lives. Featuring: Josua Oigara, CEO of KCB Eddie Ndichu Bob Collymore, CEO of SafariCom Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Aaron Fu, Managing Partner of Nest Ideas VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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