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Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique

2 days ago

Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years

20 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa

14 Jun 2017

Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals

Seedstars has selected three startups to advance to the Seedstars South Africa grand final. In addition, the 12 startups to pitch at Seedstars Mozambique have been announced

13 Jun 2017

Social media and its role in investor relations

Few companies realise the impact social media has on shaping investors' views

By Noah Greenhill 12 Jun 2017

Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies

12 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round

12 Jun 2017

Chad settles tax dispute with foreign oil firms

N'DJAMENA - Chad, one of the African countries hit hardest by the drop in oil prices, announced that it had reached an accord with a group of foreign energy companies ending a tax dispute

12 Jun 2017

Cape fires, storms may cost insurers R4bn

Losses caused by Western Cape fires and storms could cost the insurance industry in excess of R3bn to R4bn

12 Jun 2017

AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmers

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers

9 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Looking for African solutions to the SME financing gap

Unrealised growth potential and positive demographics continue to make Africa an attractive long-term investment destination, despite the SME funding gap

By St John Bungey 7 Jun 2017

Powering up Africa with technology

Technology and the impact it will inevitably have on the sector is at the forefront of all the conversations in the African utilities space

5 Jun 2017

Sustainable forestry: Striking the right balance for investors and the man on the street

For us to know that we are doing the right thing by investing in timber plantations, we needed to have an assurance that the initiative is sustainable and, most importantly, commercially viable - without long-term state support

By Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais 2 Jun 2017

Put you in Youth Month

To coincide with Youth Month and CSI Month we're publishing a two-month Content Highlight burst aiming to provide our 464,000 local and global readers with a comprehensive snapshot of the state of CSI projects and programmes in our region

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jun 2017

Six trends in retail payments

Payments technology plays a critical role for retailers, ensuring a fast and smooth shopping experience for consumers, as they transact billions of rand every month

1 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders

1 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

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International

Three tips for applying for a personal loan

If you need to get money for an important purchase quickly, applying for a personal loan is usually the fastest way to make this possible. You can use these loans for a number of different reasons, but ultimately they are there to help meet your financial needs.

Issued by Monetary Library 23 hours ago

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

3 days ago

Understanding what increases and decreases your credit

Surprising things can affect your credit

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jun 2017

How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

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