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Malawi Joins Better Than Cash Alliance

The Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements. Malawi’s primary goals in shifting to e-money Read More →

Zimbabwe’s Cattle Bank Takes Live Deposits

An innovative new banking idea is taking hold in Zimbabwe. At Zimbabwe’s first Cattle Bank you can deposit animals as collateral against cash loans. A large portion of rural Zimbabwe is Read More →

Standard Bank Group Named Financial Times’ Sustainable Bank of the Year

Standard Bank Group has been acknowledged by the Financial Times as the Sustainable Bank of the Year award for Africa and Middle East. The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, now in their Read More →

Banking on Satellites in Africa

Satellites are making it possible to transfer money between remote locations in sub-Saharan African countries that are otherwise unconnected to the outside world. An ESA (European Space Agency) project looking at Read More →

ABA Releases Report for Policymakers on Rapidly Evolving US Payments System

The American Bankers Association released a report for policymakers on the rapidly evolving payments marketplace. The report, developed by ABA’s Emerging Payments Advisory Group, identifies three key areas for consideration: Read More →

German American Bancorp Selects ACI Worldwide to Power New Online Banking Initiative

ACI Worldwide a leading international provider of banking and payment systems, announced today that German American Bancorp, a growing regional bank headquartered in Jasper, IN, has chosen to partner with Read More →

Standard Bank South Africa Launches Customer Rewards Programme

Standard Bank South Africa has launched a rewards programme. From 10 June 2013, Standard Bank South Africa customers can join UCount Rewards, a programme offering rewards for using their Standard Read More →

ABSA Unveils ‘Futuristic Branch’

Imagine a branch where long queues are a thing of the past, even during traditionally busy periods, where innovation not only drives convenience, but also has tremendous environmental benefits; and Read More →

FNB Zambia to open three new branches across Zambia in 2013

First National Bank will open five new branches this year including in Chipata, Solwezi and Chingola as it continues to extend its services in to the unbanked population. And FNB Read More →

National Bank of Kenya Rebrands, Unveils New Growth Strategy

National Bank of Kenya has re-branded itself as part of a new strategy aimed at transforming it into one of the top tier banks in the country in the next Read More →
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