Browsing: Digital lending platforms in Kenya

  • M-Shwari accounts for 29% of the local market share, followed by KCB M-Pesa at 12%, then Equity Eazzy, Tala and MCo-op Cash at 4%, 1.8% and 1.3%, respectively
  • 55 of every 100  people acquire loans from digital lending applications
  • Most Kenyans prefer digital lending platforms due to convenience, easy access and fast loan remittance
Kenya has experienced massive digital credit lending services growth since the launch of M-Shwari in 2012.
Digital lending apps have additionally been fueled by increased food prices and unemployment rates, forcing citizens to run to almost anything that can put food on their table. Currently, the country boasts of over 40 digital credit providers.
M-Shwari accounts for 29% of the local market share, followed by KCB M-Pesa at 12%, then Equity Eazzy, Tala and MCo-op Cash at 4%, 1.8% and 1.3%, respectively.
The State of Digital Lending Report 2021 released by Reel Analytics, showed that