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FINCA Accelerating Financial Inclusion Through FinTech Innovation in Tanzania

According to the 2014–2016 Tanzania National Financial Inclusion Framework the level of formal financial access in the rural areas of Tanzania is 8.5% compared to 23% in the urban areas Read More →

Findings from the Cyber Intelligence Research Group Cause Doubt

The South African banking industry is aware that the findings of research conducted by the Cyber Intelligence Research Group and specifically the Cyber Exposure Index may cause unnecessary fear, Read More →

Identity Verification Platform ThisIsMe Wins African Fintech Awards

ThisIsMe won top spot at the African Fintech Awards hosted at the Finance Indaba last week. The business tied with Easy Equities after two days of intense pitching battles and Read More →

Smartphones are the New Hub From Which Consumers Run their Financial Lives

Smartphones are the new hub from which tech-savvy consumers run their financial lives. In the developed world, bank branches are closing at an accelerated rate due to a decline in the Read More →

SASSA Says Expiry of Cards Will Not Affect Beneficiaries

The issues of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) expiry card has brought a lot of uncertainty among social grant beneficiaries who are now living in fear of what Read More →

UnionPay Works Closely with Banque Populaire to Improve Cardholders’ Experience in Morocco

UnionPay International has recently concluded a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Banque Populaire, the second largest bank in Morocco. Mr Chen Zhi, Vice Chairman of China UnionPay was delighted to attend Read More →

UnionPay Cards Will be Fully Accepted at the ATMs of the Largest Commercial Bank in Morocco

UnionPay International and Attijariwafa, the largest commercial bank in Morocco, jointly announced the launch of ATM acceptance in Casablanca, with which all their 2,000 ATMs will soon be enabled to Read More →

Central Bank of Kenya Receives Acquisition Offer for Chase Bank Limited

Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation have announced that they have received a non binding offer from SBM Holdings Limited with respect to Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited, as Read More →

Encouraging Trends Emerging In The Short Term Loan Market

The short term loan or micro-finance market landscape has changed quite dramatically over the past five to ten years due to some interesting influencing factors. These include stricter regulations relating to Read More →

Digital Payments Could Save Ghana Over GHS 1 billion Within Next Four Years

At an event bringing together key government and business players, the Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a report documenting the country’s progress in creating Read More →
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