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Agent lines banned by RBZ as “they no longer serve any legitimate purpose”

Earlier today, the RBZ published the Monetary Policy Statement and there are a number of pretty shocking declarations. One of which is that agents lines are officially a thing of the past. The same document also outlines that mobile money wallets will now be limited to one per individual. RIP agents (2011-2020) Agents have been […]

Econet’s Yo Mix Calling On Subscribers To Act As Agents And Get Paid 50c/New User

Econet knows a thing or two about using agents to get you to use their services and the company is taking the model a step further and giving customers the opportunity to be agents on the basis that they (the customers, that is) can also get paid for signing people up. I received a message […]

Econet Aggressively Pushing Us To Install Their Apps. Beneficial?

Over the past few months, Econet has been aggressively moving into a number of different fields; health, transport, and media. The respective launches of Maisha (or Ada), Kwese iflix, Vaya and Yo Mix all have some similarity. All these services are app-based which means unlike EcoFarmer or EcoCash which are predominantly USSD services, Econet is […]

The EcoCash ecosystem by the numbers; 6M subscribers, 26k agents, 20k merchants

Picture: EcoCash’s Eddie Chibi presents We attended the Agent Banking & Digital Financial Services  conference today where mobile money service providers presented on the impact the services they have rolled out. Presenting for Ecocash, Business Development lead, Eddie Chibi, shared the statistics of the EcoCash ecosystem. Most of this is not new ofcourse but we thought having it […]

Telecel announces 63% increase in Telecash agents & merchants since launch

We’ve just received a press release from Telecel on the developments of their now  almost two months old mobile money service Telecash. In the press release Telecel is basically saying that despite the challenges signing up agents (remember the agent war) they are actually fairing very well. In the sense they have added 1,000 more […]