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[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Africa still lagging behing when it comes to Digital Rights and Inclusion
26-05-2022 | 15:37:13
Digital Rights and Inclusion have been an area of concern for most countries across Africa. At the recently-concluded Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2022 organized by Paradigm Initiative and a host of country partners across
Nigerian Fintech Startup Grey Partners with Payments Company Cellulant for East Africa Expansion
26-05-2022 | 15:06:00
Nigerian fintech startup Grey has announced the launch of its service to East Africa starting with Kenya in partnership with Cellulant
[Column] Nick Durrant: Changing the fintech landscape
26-05-2022 | 13:04:00
Modern tech-savvy consumers are opting for financial service providers that can help them better understand their financial position and manage it accordingly across any platform, any time.
Health Platform Esaal Raises $1.7M for Expansion
26-05-2022 | 12:48:00
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round.
AfricInvest FIVE joins mobility fintech Moove’s latest US$105m Series A2 funding round
26-05-2022 | 10:29:00
AfricInvest, a leading investment platform in Africa, is joining mobility fintech Moove’s latest US$105 million Series A2 equity and debt financing round through its Inclusion Vehicle (AfricInvest FIVE).
Banking has the most valuable brands in Africa, followed by telecom and retail, report
25-05-2022 | 13:59:10
The growth of African banks in the ranking is facilitated by focusing on digital payments and online banking.
Mastercard and HyperPay sign a strategic partnership
25-05-2022 | 11:59:03
Mastercard has announced a strategic partnership Saudi Arabia-based HyperPay to drive the adoption of digital payment solutions across the region.
Mastercard, One Global and i2c partner to launch integrated wallet in Middle East and North Africa
25-05-2022 | 10:49:00
Mastercard, One Global™ and i2c have announced a partnership to provide tailored financial solutions that will enable the issuance of digital mobile wallets in the region.
[Column] Ashley Olson Onyango: GSMA improves Women’s Digital Safety with Mobile Tokenisation
23-05-2022 | 12:52:00
One of the primary ways that women can feel unsafe when using mobile technology is through mobile-related harassment, including unsolicited phones calls and text message.
Le japonais AAIC Investment a lancé un second fonds dédié aux start-up en Afrique
23-05-2022 | 12:33:00
Dédié aux HealthTech, le nouveau fonds de ''AAIC Investment'' est ouvert aux souscriptions jusqu'à l’atteinte de son objectif de mobiliser 150 millions $.
Le Tchad et le Niger bénéficieront de l’expertise du Maroc dans la protection des données personnelles
23-05-2022 | 11:16:00
La semaine dernière, la Commission nationale de contrôle de la protection des données à caractère personnel (CNDP) du Maroc a accepté de partager son expertise avec ses consoeurs du Tchad et du Niger.
[Column] Anton van der Merwe: Counting the real cost of cash in South Africa
23-05-2022 | 10:43:00
As digital payments become more convenient, cheaper, more prevalent, and ultimately, the preferred way to trade, any perceived benefits of cash will soon be outweighed by the growing number of disadvantages.
Apis Partners investit dans la plateforme de micropaiements numériques DT One
23-05-2022 | 10:28:02
Près d’un mois après la cession partielle de ses actions dans la société d’énergie Sun King, le britannique Apis Partners s’engage aux côtés d’une entreprise de services numériques, de connectivité et paiements transfrontaliers, desservant plusieurs marchés émergents, y compris en Afrique.
Airtel launches Nigeria payment service bank unit SmartCash PSB
23-05-2022 | 09:07:14
SmartCash PSB joins 9PSB, the payments subsidiary of telecom firm Etisalat, as the second telco-run PSB to launch in Africa’s largest economy.
Skaleet and Mobiblanc announce partnership for a cutting-edge technology to serve banks across Africa
20-05-2022 | 12:38:54
Skaleet has partnered with Mobiblanc to offer turnkey solutions to financial institutions across Africa.
IFC, Acelera Angola partner to boost startup ecosystem in Angola
20-05-2022 | 10:13:00
To support the growth of Angola's entrepreneurial ecosystem, IFC partnered with Acelera Angola to help the company expand, support innovative tech startups, and drive inclusive economic growth in the country.
Fintech startup MooveBeta merges with blockchain company ImpalaPay to provide a connected economy for Africa 
19-05-2022 | 14:11:00
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.
Vodacom targets enterprise, fintech growth with Egypt purchase
19-05-2022 | 12:13:20
Vodacom sees huge growth opportunity in both mobile financial services and the enterprise market in adding Egypt to its portfolio through acquisition of a controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt.
Mastercard and OPay announce strategic partnership to advance digital financial inclusion in Africa
19-05-2022 | 11:24:00
Mastercard and OPay today announced a strategic partnership, which marks a significant boost for wider financial inclusion and economic prosperity by opening up digital commerce to millions of people across Middle East and Africa.
World Economic Forum announces 100 new Start-ups joining its Technology Pioneers Community
19-05-2022 | 10:13:27
The World Economic Forum welcomes 100 innovative tech firms to its Technology Pioneers community. Full of young and growing tech companies, the 2022 cohort is forging new paths in healthcare, food production and more with cutting-edge technologies.
Orange Egypt’s NAC data center set to be delivered in June
19-05-2022 | 09:47:00
Egypt wants to leverage digital tools for its socio-economic development. For that purpose, it can rely on its multiple foreign partners, who will help build the infrastructure required.
Naspers Foundry leads R83 million equity round in agritech company Nile
19-05-2022 | 09:33:00
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, announced a R40 million ($2.5 million) investment in Nile, an agritech company that connects farmers to buyers of fresh produce.
Pan-African fintech app Bamba raises $3.2m seed funding
19-05-2022 | 08:22:00
Kenyan fintech startup Bamba has secured $3.2m in seed funding to scale its app and build out its team. Venture capital firm 468 Capital led the round.
[Kenya] Fintech startup Hisa joins NVIDIA Inception Programme
19-05-2022 | 07:47:57
Hisa App, a Kenyan mobile investment platform that allows anyone in Kenya to invest in  U.S. stocks and ETFs using mobile money has been selected to join NVIDIA Inception programme.
Ghana's BigPay goes live with Azentio's Amlock Financial Crime Detection and Management Solution
18-05-2022 | 10:00:00
Azentio Software (Azentio), a Singapore-headquartered technology firm, announced that BigPay, a Ghana-based global digital payment solutions company, has gone live with Amlock, Azentio's Financial Crime Detection and Management Solution.
Credo to host Africa’s first social payment Hackathon
16-05-2022 | 11:40:00
Credo, Africa’s pioneer social payment platform will be hosting a social payment hackathon, the first of its kind in Nigeria,16th May – 21st May 2022.
Les inscriptions de Orange Summer Challenge 2022 sont ouvertes en Tunisie
16-05-2022 | 11:16:27
Orange Digital Center, Google et Ernst & Young Tunisie partenaires pour accompagner les projets des étudiants sur la thématique Tech4Good ont lance sa 12ème édition en Tunisie.
Interswitch received the fund to support financial inclusion and the fintech ecosystem across Africa
16-05-2022 | 10:01:46
LeapFrog Investments and Tana Africa Capital invest in Interswitch to support financial inclusion and the fintech ecosystem across Africa.
TINGO and MICT announce execution of definitive merger agreement
16-05-2022 | 09:37:59
The merger would create an over $900 million annual revenue and highly profitable Nasdaq-listed Fintech and Agri-Fintech company serving the African and Asian markets.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches funding for consumers through VodaLend Compare
13-05-2022 | 08:45:00
Vodacom Financial Services has launched VodaLend Compare, a financial services marketplace aimed at offering unsecured personal loans for customers.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh.107.69 Billion
12-05-2022 | 15:53:00
According to Safaricom's Full Year 2021/2022 results released this week, M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion making it one of the biggest contributors to Safaricom's net profits. 
Creditinfo to open Angola’s first licenced credit bureau
12-05-2022 | 13:42:00
Global service provider for credit information and risk management solutions Creditinfo Group has announced plans to open Angola’s first licenced credit bureau, with Bureau Central Privada de Informação de Crédito SA (Bureau).
[Kenya] Safaricom's M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh 107.69 Billion
12-05-2022 | 13:20:00
Safaricom M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion. This is according to the telco’s Full Year 2021/2022 results released on Thursday.
Central bank BCEAO sets up fintech promotion bureau
12-05-2022 | 09:05:10
A few days ago, the central bank issued the first e-money issuance license to a fintech, Wave notably. With the creation of the support bureau, analysts expect incentive guidelines for fintech startups active in West Africa.
Cloud Kitchen Softwares a solution to MENA Restaurants
12-05-2022 | 07:38:33
Cloud Kitchen Softwares are helping MENA restaurants optimize costs, expand and reach.
CE-Creates merges with hatch & boost in MENA's first venture-builder merger for startups
11-05-2022 | 09:20:00
CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of startups with hatch & boost, an Abu Dhabi-based venture-builder dedicated to ‘hatching’ startup ideas.
Oikocredit invests in Bankingly to support digital financial services in emerging markets
09-05-2022 | 14:35:38
Social impact investor and global cooperative Oikocredit has become a minority shareholder in Bankingly, a software provider enabling the digitisation of cooperatives, microfinance institutions and small and medium banks.
EUR 27 million EIB backing for Cameroon business investment
09-05-2022 | 12:25:53
The European Investment Bank formally agreed to provide EUR 27 million of new long-term financing to support investment by entrepreneurs and businesses across Cameroon and strengthen economic resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.
[South Africa] Customers twice as likely to recommend buy now pay later than banks, survey
09-05-2022 | 11:31:00
South African customers who have used buy now, pay later to purchase goods would overwhelmingly recommend it as a payment method. his emerged in a survey of over 7,300 customers of BNPL fintech Payflex,
MYFIG wins at Innolab Insuretech Accelerator Programme
09-05-2022 | 11:25:07
Figtech Limited has built an innovative Customer First Life Insurance APP (MYFIG) by integrating innovative technology with traditional methods within the sector.
Rapid shift to digital banking accelerating erosion in consumer trust, Accenture report
09-05-2022 | 10:07:43
The replacement of in-person branch interactions with impersonal digital transactions through online and mobile channels during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the ongoing erosion of consumer trust in banks.
Mediterrania Capital Partners exits Morocco's Cash Plus
09-05-2022 | 10:06:33
Mediterrania Capital Partners announced the sale of its remaining stake in Cash Plus, the largest independent money transfer company in Morocco.
Kenya-based Software Group partners with BRAC Uganda Bank to unveil agency banking digital platform
09-05-2022 | 10:06:31
Software Group, a global software company with its regional head office in Nairobi, has won a new contract for its latest Agency Banking platform with BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd, a prominent financial institution in Uganda.
Ovamba and Singularity Finance launch TradeTech partnership in Egypt
09-05-2022 | 10:06:20
TradeTech innovator, Ovamba Solutions and financial services provider, Singularity Finance have partnered to deliver financial inclusion and growth capital to small and growing businesses in Egypt.
FSD Africa Investments commits $4.5m to support MSMEs in sub-Saharan Africa
09-05-2022 | 10:06:10
FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), the investment arm of FSD Africa, announced a $4.5 million commitment to Funds set up by Lendable, to boost the capacity of alternative financial service providers in sub-Saharan Africa .
Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Thunes unveil a global money transfer solution
09-05-2022 | 10:06:06
Co-operative Bank of Kenya has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment provider, to launch an alternative global money transfer solution: Co-opRemit©.
LBank and Adanian Labs Kickstarts a ‘Crypto Accelerator Program’ in Kenya
09-05-2022 | 09:55:00
LBank has set up shop in various locations across Africa as pioneers of the next generation of crypto and blockchain users, collaborating with other African ventures such as Adanian Labs who share a similar desire to help these countries realise their full potential.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Data security and privacy laws develop across Africa
05-05-2022 | 15:44:00
This week, lawyers across Africa commented on the continent’s urgent need for data privacy and security laws among other top stories of the week.
[South Africa] Fintech Hello Pay launches new mPOS device for SMEs
05-05-2022 | 11:02:00
South African fintech firm Hello Pay has launched a new high-end Android Mobile point-of-sale solutions (mPOS) for local merchants and SMEs.
[Kenya] Power and Turaco partner to provide affordable insurance for gig workers across Africa
05-05-2022 | 07:06:00
Fintech startup Power Financial Wellness has joined forces with insurtech firm Turaco to offer affordable health insurance products to its customers.
[Interview] Gerald Begumisa, Managing Director, Yo Uganda Limited
03-05-2022 | 13:09:00
Yo Uganda Limited is a fintech company that is revolutionizing the payment landscape in East Africa.
Digital Payment Solutions Provider Network International Q1 Revenue Up 33% Year on Year
02-05-2022 | 12:55:00
Digital Payment Solutions Provider Network International has announced a 33% increase in year on year revenue for Q1 2022.
[Tanzania] NALA partners with Cellulant for diaspora remittance
02-05-2022 | 10:32:00
Tanzania-based fintech startup NALA has partnered with Pan-African payments company, Cellulant to power payments from the United Kingdom and the United States to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana.
Cellulant partners with NALA to power low-cost cross-border payments from the UK and USA into Africa
29-04-2022 | 07:51:00
Cellulant, a Pan-African payments company,  has teamed up with NALA, a Tanzania based fintech company, to power remittance payments from the United Kingdom and United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
28-04-2022 | 13:22:00
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
[Rwanda] CcHUB and Google unveil 9 Startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme
28-04-2022 | 07:32:00
CcHUB in collaboration with Google, Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda, and Mojaloop Foundation has announced the nine startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme. 
We-Fi announces $15m funding round to support women entrepreneurs in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria
27-04-2022 | 07:57:00
We-Fi announced a new round of funding of $15 million to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria.
Skaleet partners with Thunes to expand cross border payments capabilities for customers worldwide
26-04-2022 | 11:08:00
Skaleet, an international fintech providing a next-generation Core Banking Platform (CBP), announced a partnership with Thunes, a global cross border payments provider, to offer an instant, global payment service to both B2B and B2C customers.
Mastercard launches next-gen identity technology with Microsoft to enhance safe online shopping
26-04-2022 | 10:57:00
Mastercard announced the launch of an enhanced identity solution designed to improve the online shopping experience and tackle digital fraud in a new collaboration with Microsoft Corp.
iSON partners with CSS to bring business process outsourcing solutions to Africa
26-04-2022 | 10:49:30
iSON Xperiences, and financial recovery service provider, Credit Solutions Services (CSS), have partnered to bring tailormade business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to Africa and across the globe.
DPO Group enables USSD payment option in Nigeria
25-04-2022 | 14:03:00
African digital payments company DPO Group has added a new form of payment that will allow merchants in Nigeria to get paid by their customers via a USSD code.
CBE approves OPay to issue prepaid cards to help digital finance reform in Egypt
22-04-2022 | 13:01:00
Emerging market fintech unicorn OPay received preliminary approval from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), to partner with Masria Digital Payments (MDP), Egypt's largest card provider, to issue prepaid cards in Egypt.
[Column] Ashley Olson Onyango: Unlocking the transformative power of mobile money
21-04-2022 | 09:29:00
During the last decade, rapid digitisation has revolutionised the financial industry globally, through the advent of innovative services such as mobile banking apps or seamless transfer options.
[Kenya] Banks tipped on healthy competition with FinTechs
21-04-2022 | 07:43:00
If banks are to adequately compete and address the challenge posed by the growing influence of fintechs into their space, they will need to modernize their systems to exceed the services offered by these financial technology players. 
[Nigeria] Kudi, Africa’s Financial Technology Company, Changes Name to Nomba
18-04-2022 | 08:58:00
African Financial Technology Company Kudi has changed its name to Nomba as it transitions into an omni-channel payment platform providing tools to enable businesses to grow.
Sasai Remit and Qoki Zindlovukazi partner to introduce cross border payment channel from UK to South Africa and Zimbabwe
11-04-2022 | 14:43:20
The partnership has enabled both organisations to empower thousands of Zimbabweans to use a safe and secure fintech platform to seamlessly transfer funds to family and friends in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
[Kenya] Mastercard and PesaLink sign MoU to Drive Digital Transformation of the Payments Sector
11-04-2022 | 11:42:00
Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL) which runs the PesaLink payments ecosystem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to transform the digital payments sector in Kenya. 
[Kenya] Telkom, Safaricom and Airtel integrate Mobile Money Services
11-04-2022 | 04:13:00
Telkom, Safaricom, and Airtel announced the interoperability of their mobile money service platforms that will see Kenyans from any of the three networks make these payments.
[Kenya] Lipa Later appoints Tom Gong, Co-founder AliExpress as new CTO
08-04-2022 | 14:34:00
Lipa Later, the first of its kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer.
[Column] Tullah Stephen: Influencer marketing can unlock opportunities for fintechs
07-04-2022 | 07:41:46
With a vast array of digital-savvy audiences who consume copious levels of information online that fragments their attention, a critical component of fintech brands in their marketing arsenal is influencer marketing.
Visa Opens its first African Innovation Hub in Kenya
07-04-2022 | 07:36:00
The new centre has been designed to support Visa partners in the region with access to develop solutions that strengthen their capabilities to develop fintech products.
[Nigeria] ZirooPay raises $11.4m to scale up its mobile POS solutions for retailers
05-04-2022 | 11:29:00
The number of POS terminals in Nigeria grew from 150,000 in 2017 to 543,000 in April 2021, according to Statista.
[South Africa] SmartWage raises $2m to bridge gap between enterprises and frontline employees
05-04-2022 | 09:22:00
SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology startup, raised $2 million oversubscribed seed funding round to support its vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion.
COFINA taps Oracle financial services to enhance digital capabilities for SMEs in Côte d'Ivoire
05-04-2022 | 09:10:00
Compagnie Financiere Africaine (COFINA), an Africa-based financial group in Côte d'Ivoire, has tapped Oracle Financial Services to enhance its banking systems.
[Column] Ryan Mer: Payment fraud - Steps to take if your business gets scammed
04-04-2022 | 10:53:03
Payment fraud is a nightmare scenario for any business. Irrespective of size, companies face substantial financial and reputational harm resulting from fraudulent activity.
[Nigeria] Fintech startup Credrails Partners with Access Bank to foster the future of finance in Africa
04-04-2022 | 07:33:00
Access Bank has partnered with financial infrastructure startup Credrails to develop open finance rails that will dramatically improve the experience of banking customers across the continent. 
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Microsoft continues its massive investments in Africa
31-03-2022 | 15:28:00
Microsoft has been all over the news in Africa over the last few weeks. The tech giant continues to make massive investments in the continent and last week.
[Kenya] Equity's EazzyNet transactions up by 598%
31-03-2022 | 10:43:42
Equity Digital Banking Continues to Overtake Legacy Banking in Volumes in FY 2021 with EazzyNet transactions up by 598%.
[Kenya] Safaricom and Gulf African Bank launch Shari’ah-compliant mobile financing solution
31-03-2022 | 08:15:00
Safaricom has partnered with Gulf African Bank to launch Halal Pesa, the first Sharia-compliant mobile and digital financial product.
i2c partners with Visa for fintech processing in the MENA region
30-03-2022 | 16:25:00
i2c, the provider of digital payment and banking technology, announced its partnership with Visa, the world's leader in digital payments, as fintech processor in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
[Column] Amaka Yvonne Onyemenam: Africa’s digital payments economy; enabling true disruptive innovation
30-03-2022 | 15:07:00
Harvard professor Clayton Christensen felt that disruption was both devastating and inventive. It makes sense. It begins when a firm targets overlooked – typically low-profitability – segments of a market, or creates a new market where none existed.
Mastercard, Network International and NBS Bank Plc partner to accelerate digital payments adoption in Malawi
30-03-2022 | 09:50:38
This will be the first implementation of an innovative digital payment’s platform launched by Mastercard and Network International last year.
Mastercard, Network International and NBS Bank partner to accelerate digital payments adoption in Malawi
30-03-2022 | 09:45:00
Mastercard and Network International re-affirmed their shared commitment to drive the adoption of digital payments and support emerging markets’ transition to a cashless economy by announcing a strategic partnership with NBS Bank in Malawi.
OpenWay scales up Its partner network in East Africa
30-03-2022 | 09:36:00
These new additions to OpenWay’s partner network will allow its clients to reduce time-to-market for innovative digital payments solutions in East Africa and beyond.
Kenyan BNPL company Lipa Later on boards Hotpoint Appliances as new electronics partner
29-03-2022 | 12:28:00
Lipa Later, a payment option that allows customers to purchase commodities through affordable monthly instalments has on-boarded Hotpoint as a new retail partner.
Vehicle financing startup Moove partners with Swvl for EV buses across the MENAP region
28-03-2022 | 13:59:00
Egypt’s on-demand bus-hailing company Swvl has announced a new partnership with African fintech mobility startup Moove to scale Moove’s revenue-based vehicle financing model across the MENAP region.
Pan-African fintech DPO Group announces three new partnerships
28-03-2022 | 09:25:00
Payment service provider DPO Group has announced three partnerships with companies in the digital payments sector including Mastercard. 
Nigerian B2B startup Kwik closes $2 million Series A Round to digitize informal African trade 
25-03-2022 | 15:09:13
French-Nigerian B2B startup Kwik, a fast-growing provider of SaaS logistics services to social vendors and e-commerce platforms in Africa, has announced that it successfully closed its $2 million Series A round. 
African fintech Flutterwave goes live in Tanzania
25-03-2022 | 11:02:00
African fintech Flutterwave announced it has gained approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to launch its payment service in the country.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures
24-03-2022 | 14:13:00
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
10 African fintech startups selected for CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa Special Dubai Edition
24-03-2022 | 06:53:00
The LHoFT Foundation has announced the 10 African fintech startups that will take part in the special edition of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa which will be held in Dubai, UAE. 
Ecobank’s leadership in Treasury and Cash Management recognised at the Global Finance Awards
23-03-2022 | 14:35:00
Ecobank has won five prestigious awards at the Global Finance Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2022, including Africa’s Best Bank for Cash Management and Africa’s Best Provider of Short-Term Investments/Money Market Funds
[Egypt] Fintech startup Lucky raises $25m Series A funding round
22-03-2022 | 10:28:00
Lucky, Egypt’s leading app for credit products, offers, and cashback rewards, has announced its $25 million fund Series A raise.
57 percent of Africans do not hold any kind of bank account, BPC fintech report
21-03-2022 | 06:51:00
57 per cent of Africans do not hold any kind of bank account, including mobile money accounts. This is according to a new report released by leading fintech BPC last week.
Lipa Later appoints Flutterwave Olugbenga Agboola as a member of its advisory board
18-03-2022 | 11:37:00
A highly regarded serial entrepreneur with two successful exits under his belt, Mr. Agboola is a software engineer with an MBA and a Master's degree in Information Technology Security and Behavioural Engineering.
Google and Tony Elumelu Foundation support 1 mln more African entrepreneurs
18-03-2022 | 10:22:46
Google and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have announced an inaugural Google.org Fellowship to provide 1 million more people in Africa with access to TEFConnect, as part of TEF's mission to support young entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries.
IFC supports Egypt's fintech sector with investment in disruptech ventures fund
18-03-2022 | 07:32:28
IFC announced an investment in a new venture capital fund from Disruptech Ventures to support development in Egypt's fintech sector and help expand access to financial services in the country.
United Bank for Africa partners with Cellulant to expand its reach in 19 markets across Africa
18-03-2022 | 06:04:38
Africa's global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and Pan-African Payments Company Cellulant have announced a partnership that will extend payment services for merchants and consumers across 19 key African countries in which UBA operates. 
Mercy Corps launches $1million fund to test blockchain solutions for financial inclusion
17-03-2022 | 11:11:05
Mercy Corps is launching a new Crypto for Good Fund of $1 million to test and support blockchain-based solutions for people who are currently low-income and/or unbanked. 
Crypto exchange platform Luno launches investment arm to support fintech and crypto startups
17-03-2022 | 05:56:24
Cryptocurrency exchange platform Luno, a  subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (“DCG”), has launched Luno Expeditions, an early-stage investment arm to support fintech and crypto/web3 startups from around the world.