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[Column] Maxim Fetisov: Mobile Lending – Non-traditional data in credit decision making
20-02-2020 | 05:18:00
Retail lending in Kenya has taken a unique path. It has skipped some stages typical for developed markets and climbed to heights that can be admired and envied.
[South Africa] School payment app, Karri, removes millions of Rands from school grounds
19-02-2020 | 09:56:00
Karri, the pioneer of the cash-free school movement, has already removed millions of Rands from the school environment.
[South Africa] Financial fraud solutions must beat the best criminal minds and match the rate of digital change
19-02-2020 | 03:18:28
The escalation of financial crime is not far behind the double-digit growth of digital payments.
IFC helps Egypt's microfinance company build capacity, boost outreach
14-02-2020 | 13:27:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with Egypt’s largest microfinance organization Tanmeyah, to help increase its sustainability and boost its outreach to underserved groups across the country.
[Kenya] Wapi Pay raises capital to scale operations across Africa
14-02-2020 | 06:33:16
Singapore and Kenyan based Fintech startup ‘Wapi Pay’ has raised seed capital through the accelerator Future Hub making it its first Fintech Investment in Africa.
Intra African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, WorldRemit predicts
13-02-2020 | 05:54:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.
[Nigeria] Aella raises $10 million debt finacing to deepen financing to underbanked in West Africa
12-02-2020 | 06:06:00
Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group to bolster the company’s commitment to serve the underbanked population in West Africa.
EBRD and Crédit du Maroc boost green economy and value chains in Morocco
11-02-2020 | 14:26:00
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco will benefit from an EBRD credit line of up to €20 million to Crédit du Maroc dedicated to green investment and the development of value chains.
IFC, Netherlands launch private sector development program in the MENA region
10-02-2020 | 14:48:00
IFC and the government of the Netherlands launched a pioneering multi-sector program in Jordan and the Middle East and North Africa to help create a stronger private sector, unlock new markets, support entrepreneurship, and create jobs.
African female fund managers to receive major boost through launch of multi-million dollar fund
10-02-2020 | 14:07:44
African leaders are putting women front and center of efforts to drive the continent’s economic growth through a game-changing fund that invests in women fund managers and also provides technical assistance.
Absa Group completes renaming its African subsidiaries
10-02-2020 | 09:39:00
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
USAID, UBA partner to advance two-way trade, investment goals for Prosper Africa
10-02-2020 | 06:52:00
The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.
[Nigeria] NSE appointed Executive Committee Member of the Financial and Information Services Association
10-02-2020 | 06:40:00
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) announces its appointment as Executive Committee (EC) member of the Financial and Information Services Association (FISD), a division of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).
Digital financial inclusion for MSMEs project is key, COMESA Business Council
07-02-2020 | 16:21:00
The COMESA Business Council (CBC) has implored MSMES to embrace digital finance in their day to day running of business transactions as this will ease trade facilitation.
EBRD, QNB Alahli boost green investments and small firms in Egypt
07-02-2020 | 14:55:00
The EBRD is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a US$ 82 million financial package to QNB Alahli, one of the country’s largest commercial banks, for on-lending to local enterprises.
[Egypt] CIB named a constituent of the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
04-02-2020 | 14:44:00
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s leading private sector bank, has been included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI).
NSE Growth Board to support fast-growing companies in Nigeria
31-01-2020 | 09:39:00
In line with its drive to deepen the Nigerian capital market, the new NSE Growth Board will encourage Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in their growth phase to seize the opportunity of raising long term capital.
AfDB approves $22 million to expand leasing financing to corporates, SMEs in Egypt
30-01-2020 | 11:26:00
The African Development Bank ((AfDB) approved a $22 million Senior Loan to help Egypt’s Corporate Leasing Company, Corplease, expand its operations in the North African country.