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Ecobank Opens an Affiliate in South Sudan

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated , the pan-African banking group announced the opening of its South Sudan banking affiliate. This new banking affiliate, the 34th on the African continent, Read More →

Equity Bank’s Focus on Innovation Boosts First Half Year 2013 Profit

Regional banking group, Equity Bank's reduction of interest rates by 700 bps from 25% to 18% has paid off by growing its loan book by Kshs 11 billion to Kshs Read More →

Ethiopia to Stage Regional Banking and ICT conference

Ethiopia has emerged as one of the continent’s most exciting new markets, boasting the fastest growing non-energy-based economy in Africa, growing at an average annual rate of 11 percent GDP Read More →

Air Uganda Unveils New Revamped Booking and Online Payments

Air Uganda launched a new revamped booking engine, with improved functionality. The new engine which is now live on the Air Uganda Website was unveiled to the press by the Read More →

Kenyan University Partners with MasterCard & Equity Bank to Launch Alumni Card

Kenyatta University has unveiled a new prepaid, PayPass™-enabled card for its alumni body. The KU Alumni Card allows alumni to enjoy discounts with selected partners, ranging from hotels, bookshops and Read More →

MMU Case Study: Econet Zimbabwe’s Big Mobile Money Ambitions

Econet Wireless’ mobile money service, EcoCash, has jumped off the starting blocks registering 31% of Zimbabwe’s adult population in just 18 months. EcoCash accounts already outnumber all of Zimbabwe’s bank Read More →

ATM Security Takes Centre Stage At Diebold Conference in Kenya

The rising threat of automated teller machine (ATM) fraud, and the innovative technology solutions that financial institutions could adopt to address security challenges, will dominate discussion at tomorrow’s conference in Read More →

Launch of SpotCash to Facilitate Money Transfers to M-Pesa

Tangazoletu Limited recently launched one of its products 'Spot Cash' at the Hotel Starbucks in Karatina town of Central province, Kenya. Speaking during the event, the company's Technical Director Chris Gathingu, Read More →

Kipochi launches first Bitcoin wallet in Africa with M-Pesa integration

Kipochi Ltd has launched a groundbreaking solution that allows people to send/receive BitCoin and convert it to and from an M-Pesa balance. This enables Kenyans to receive money transfers from the Read More →

MoneyGram Signs Money Transfer Agreements with Tanzania and Uganda Post

MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer company, announced that it has signed agreements with Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda), and Tanzania Posts Corporation (Posta Tanzania), the most extensive providers of Read More →
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