• Adulting is Hard but does it have to be?

    May 25, 2021

    Adulting is hard. Have you tried to buy curtains of late? Better yet, have you tried figuring out what happens to a thousand bob every time you leave the house? Or, how your water bill seems like you are running a carwash in your home, being charged for ten units as a single guy or...

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  • Money and how to manage it, an evolution story

    May 4, 2021

    The way we handle money has got to be one of the key changes that have happened in the past few years. To be honest, ten years ago, we could not imagine a day when you could go cashless for a day, yet this is the reality of the world today. Money was handled physically...

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  • Adolescence, Volkswagens & The Importance Of Discipline

    March 20, 2021

    I’m a late developer. Not “slow” late, no. More like Didier Drogba late. Olivier Giroud late. You know, like, late to the party the way Jesus and his premium wine was. Perhaps there is more good that comes out of arriving well after you’re expected to. I say this because I remember when I first...

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  • What’s in an Acronym?

    April 4, 2019

    There are two ways to carry money. If you work in the matatu business, you could roll them into many small balls and stuff them in your pocket. If you are a normal bloke, you can carry them in a wallet, hopefully not one of those wallets that are branded Nike. There is no excuse...

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  • Things have changed – But it’s not too late

    November 19, 2018 By: BIKO ZULU

    You grow up and instead of independence, you find bills. Lots of bills. And you think about these bills in traffic and when you are lathering your back in the bathroom. End of the month comes and you are not filled with triumph and celebratory glee because all you do is think of what needs...

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  • One App, One Phone – How Loop Is Simplifying Bill Payments

    November 19, 2018 By: KELLIE MURUNGI

    Usually, bill payments are a multi-step process for me. Let us say I want to pay my internet access bill to Zuku, which happens every month. The first step is usually a reminder text from Zuku, at the most inopportune time, for example on a Tuesday at 10 am, while I am in a meeting....

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  • The Fishmonger with a Camera

    November 19, 2018 By: OWAAHH

    The first person I knew who had two jobs was both a fishmonger and a bearded photographer. His name was Maina. During the week, he ran a ramshackle fish joint opposite my school. He got raw supplies in the morning, rolled them into balls by mid-morning, and begun frying by midday. By the time the...

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  • You can’t sign

    November 19, 2018 By: BIKO ZULU

    “You have to sign again.” The bank teller tells me from behind the glass screen. So I sign again. She looks at the bank withdrawal slip for a while and looks up at me with a smile. “Will you please give me a moment?” I want to say, “No, you can’t have a moment. I...

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  • Why New Year Money Resolutions Fail and A More Thoughtful Approach To Goal Setting

    January 21, 2019 By: KELLIE MURUNGI

    According to Statistica, saving money topped in 2018 new year’s resolutions. At least 53% of those polled said that they wanted to save more in the new year. I do not expect that it is any different in 2019. Even if you are not into new year resolutions, the clean slate of the new year...

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  • Cement Twitter

    January 21, 2019

    I’m at that age where, whenever I meet my father, he asks when I plan to start building. I try to avoid answering the question every time, but he sneaks in such statements as “Start small, buy a lorry of stones. Just start.” Then he’ll go off, repeatedly, on how he wishes he started building...

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  • How to Save: An Incomplete Manual

    November 19, 2018 By: OWAAHH

    I don’t save well. I actually don’t save. A friend helps me with it. It’s partly because of who I am, and also because I am in jua kali. You know the process. No next cheque is promised, even if the work was done months ago and the Finance guy has been on leave ever...

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  • Money grows money

    September 6, 2018 By: Biko Zulu

    Three boys – graphic designer, animator and some guy who knows how to get people to give business – one day quit their jobs. They worked for a sour man who ran a multimedia agency in the lower parts of town, around Tom Mboya street. They had been planning it for almost a year. The...

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  • How to deposit money into your NCBA Loop account

    September 10, 2018

    Welcome to the rewarding world of Loop, the digital banking service that will change the way you bank. Once you have registered on Loop, you can load money inro your account via NCBA Loop’s M-Pesa paybill number, 714777. The Procedure for depositing money via M-Pesa to your Loop account is as follows Go to M-Pesa...

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  • Can we really have it all?

    May 30, 2017 By: Kellie Murungi.

    Someone said, living a  fun life and good financial management are like water and oil they do not mix. I think about this quite often, especially when I meet people who from reading my articles online seem to think certain things about my attitude and approach to personal finance. “It must be nice to be...

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  • The Sweet Wrapper Markets

    May 30, 2017 By: Owaahh

    There was a time one confectionery paid kids back for saving sweet wrappers for recycling. It wasn’t a lot of money, just a fifth of what the sweet itself cost. But it didn’t matter. It wasn’t our money that bought the sweets, but it was ours when it came back. The problem is, I misunderstood...

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  • Banking for the Millenial: Something to do not somewhere you go

    May 30, 2017 By: Waceke Nduati Omanga

    I was recently invited to a bank product launch and it struck me how banking has evolved. Let’s look at two scenarios. Lucy is 48 years old.  Her introduction to banking was when she got her first job.  She physically went to the bank, filled in copious amounts of paper work and signed onto many...

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  • Unbanking with Loop is the Coolest Thing in 2017

    May 23, 2017

    Achieving our passions and dreams can often be difficult and time-consuming if we are forced to deal with the red tape, long queues and numerous hurdles of traditional banking. Sure, mobile banking has come up and has made our lives easier, but we still have to deal with the horrific bureaucracy synonymous with banking. But...

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  • What Is Loop?

    May 23, 2017

    A new and edgy money management tool targeted at individual consumers and entrepreneurs. It is a full banking service delivered through a mobile and web application that allows you to be in complete control of your finances. The service is about delivering experiences through all customer touchpoints, both electronically and physically. It allows for financial...

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  • Loop Send Money

    May 23, 2017

    Loop Send Money presents to the user an option to send money to either Mobile or to Bank using the following channels: Send To Mobile Via Loop Via Pesa Link Via Mobile Money Send to Bank: Via Loop Via Pesa Link EFT RTGS

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  • How to join Loop

    May 23, 2017

    Download the Loop App on either Google play or Appstore for IOS. You may also choose to register on the website Complete your application and order for your Loop card Collect your Loop card from any of our swanky Loop Stores Load value into your App through either MPESA paybill 714777 Transfer from another Loop...

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