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Top 7 App Permissions Requested By Most Money Lending Apps

by Von Umpiantu

We live in a digital world where online systems are fast replacing conventional modes of interaction like communication, reading, dating, entertainment, health & fitness, shopping, banking, sports etc

In every situation, there always seems to be an ‘app for that’. This is further strengthened by the ever increasing number of new apps in the various mobile app stores like Google Play store and Apple store.

Despite offering simplicity to their end users, these apps usually require background access to particular functions of your device which may at times raise privacy concerns.

This is why in this article, we will highlight some of the top 7 app permissions requested by most money lending apps.

1. CONTACTS- Read your contacts & Find accounts on the device.
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Berry
– Loan Bee
– Mkey
– Okash
– Saida ( besides the above, it can also modify your contacts )
– Timiza
– Ubapesa
– Zenka
– Opesa
– Stawika
– Haraka

2. SMS- Read your text messages ( SMS or MMS ) & receive text messages ( SMS ).
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Berry
– Okash
– Loan Bee
– Saida
– Ubapesa
– Opesa
– Haraka

3. LOCATION- Access your precise location ( GPS & network based ) & Access approximate location ( network-based ).
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Berry
– Loan Bee
– Mkey
– Okash
– Saida
– Timiza
– Ubapesa
– Zenka
– Opesa
– Haraka

4. CAMERA- Take pictures & videos.
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Bayes
– Berry
– Mkey
– Timiza

5. PHONE-Read phone status & identity.
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Bayes
– Berry
– Loan Bee
– Mkey
– Okash
– Saida
– Timiza
– Zenka
– Opesa
– Stawika
– Haraka

6. STORAGE- Modify/delete your SD card contents & Read the contents of your SD card.
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi
– Branch
– Bayes
– Berry
– Mkey
– Okash
– Saida
– Timiza
– Opesa
– Stawika

7. CALENDAR- Read calendar events & details.
– Tala ( formerly Mkopo Rahisi )
– Branch
– Okash- besides the above, it also adds/modifies calendar events & send email to guests without the user’s knowledge.
– Opesa- besides the above, it also adds/modifies calendar events & send email to guests without the user’s knowledge.

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