Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon is Co-Founder of Kopo Kopo, a software company whose “Business OS” suite enables banks and mobile network operators to acquire, manage and grow a profitable merchant network. To learn more, visit

By Ben Lyon


5 Keys to Addressing the Needs of API Consumers

Learn about five steps digital financial services providers can take to design open API products that appeal to third-party developers in their markets.

How to Drive Merchant Payments? Build Solutions Merchants Want

When value-added services are added to merchant payment solutions, does usage increase?

Responsible Digital Finance for Kenyan Merchants: Five Priorities

Kopo Kopo enables more than 10,000 merchants to accept mobile payments from their customers. As Kopo Kopo considers consumer protection risk areas, they identified key concerns and questions in each which they are working on addressing.

Apple Pay in Afghanistan: Could US M-Payments Work Abroad?

Mobile payments are a prime example of "reverse innovation," where Western companies draw inspiration from hundreds of mobile money deployments overseas in developing markets.