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CBK ushers in new chapter in FinTech regulation

Regulator issues ten licences to providers of digital lending services.
Vincent Matinde
2:10
19 Sep

Kenya tightens grip on digital credit industry

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) looks to crack down on high interest rates, abuse of personal private information and unethical debt collection services.
1:50
Jul 28, 2022

Kenya says Flutterwave, Chipper Cash not licensed to operate

Central bank singles out companies for allegedly flouting regulations.
2:00
Feb 10, 2022

Kenya devises blueprint to adopt CBDC

Consideration to introduce a CBDC in the payments system in Kenya would be earmarked at “cost reduction, interoperability and enhancing cross border” payments.
2:10
Oct 29, 2021

Kenya: Mobile Pay Limited falls foul of regulator

Situation reflects increased pressure on smaller operators to continue to compete in country’s mobile money services market.
2:10
Apr 16, 2020

Kenya’s unregulated digital lenders must go it alone

Central Bank bans service providers from engaging with Credit Reference Bureaus.
1:30
Jul 16, 2019

Kenya's Central Bank looks to rein in mobile money lenders

Authorities concerned over risk of money laundering and financial support for terrorism.
1:50
Aug 28, 2018

Mobile digital lenders flood Kenya's finance market

Senior executive from African Guarantee Fund says there is a US$155 billion funding gap for SMEs in Africa.
2:10
Apr 13, 2018

Kenya's Central Bank gives mobile money interoperability thumbs up

Interoperability is expected to be in place this week after a successful pilot project undertaken by Safaricom's M-Pesa and Airtel Money in January.
2:00
Nov 14, 2017

Central Bank of Kenya issues cyber security ultimatum

Local financial institutions have until 30 November to submit relevant strategies, policies and framework.
2:20
Dec 17, 2015

Bitcoin looks to further disrupt East Africa's mobile money market

Central Bank of Kenya comments on cryptocurrency, while legal wrangling involving BitPesa, Safaricom, M-Pesa and Lipisha continues.
1:20
Jun 15, 2015

Kenya: govt to launch mobile investment solution

Locals could soon invest in govt bonds, securities via their mobile phones.