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How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia

1 day ago

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG

8 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category

25 Jul 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

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Standard brings business together in West Africa

Standard Bank's ambition to position itself as the go-to bank for businesses in Africa was underscored at the group's intra-Africa business conference in Ghana on Tuesday - the second meeting of its kind in 2016

6 Oct 2016

UnionPay International signs strategic memorandum of understanding with GIM-UEMOA

A partnership between UnionPay International and GIM-UEMOA will see GIM-UEMOA become an UPI acquirer and processing service provider to financial institutions in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, UEMOA zone

Issued by UnionPay International 21 Jul 2016

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48%

10 Feb 2016

Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016

MTN Cote d'Ivoire secures local mobile services

MTN Cote d'Ivoire has announced partial payment of the country's new telecommunications operators unified license cost to the Government of Cote d'Ivoire

28 Dec 2015

Nigeria triples investment in 2016 budget

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled on Tuesday, 22 December, a budget that triples investment spending in a bid to stimulate growth and lower the dependence of Africa's largest economy on oil

24 Dec 2015

Nigeria to host RemitAfrica2015

MobileMoneyAfrica will host the RemitAfrica conference in Nigeria, Africa's largest remittance nation, from 4-5 November 2015

26 Aug 2015

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners

24 Jul 2015

Nomanini scales West African footprint

Nomanini has announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Transactions Solutions Ghana Limited to substantially scale numbers of its cloud-based PoS terminals in Ghana.

23 Jun 2015

Nigeria's new president faces uphill task of making economic growth benefit all

The Nigerian economy grew at an average of 6.8% a year over the past decade, placing it among the fastest growing countries globally. But only about 25% of Nigerians have benefited from this growth

By Stephen Onyeiwu 1 Jun 2015

Accurate financial reporting is critical for Nigeria's growth

Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has expanded 5.94% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013

26 May 2015

Burkina Faso bank chief arrested for embezzlement

OUAGADOUGOU: The head of one of Burkina Faso's largest banks has been arrested on suspicion of having embezzled billions CFA francs, a source close to the investigation said.

11 May 2015

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