Safaricom opens up M-PESA API to other fintech applications

Safaricom, the mobile network operator behind M-PESA has released an Application Programming Interface (API) for all developers who want to create solutions tied directly into their payment systems.

M-PESA is Kenya’s largest mobile money service and world’s most successful to date. About 43 percent of Kenya’s GDP flows through the service and close to 70% of Kenya’s adult population has an account for the service.

Safaricom’s website reads: “The new M-PESA platform dubbed G2 (for M-PESA 2nd generation platform) offers versatile integration capabilities that our development partners can take advantage of, to create excellent M-PESA journeys across the different industries they serve.”

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