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FirstBank Drives Accessibility through Lifestyle-Driven Banking Offerings

As the most valuable banking brand in Nigeria, with over 120 years of banking heritage, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been on a journey of strength and dynamism committed Read More →

World Bank Makes Progress to Support Remittance Flows to Somalia

The World Bank and the Federal Government of Somalia are working together to help support the flow of remittances to Somalia, to ensure they continue to reach people who depend Read More →

DRC Modernise Payments With New Interbank Card Switch

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has taken a massive leap towards payments modernisation with the implementation of an interbank switch called Multipay. Multipay is an initiative of the interbank Read More →

Algerian Post Office Relies on Wincor Nixdorf

With some 18 million customers, Algérie Poste is the market leader for financial services in the North African country of Algeria. The postal company has now concluded a contract with Read More →

Emerging Markets Payments Partners with Premier Bank, its First Customer in Somalia

Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, is pleased to announce that it is now working with Premier Bank, its first Read More →

HPS Announces Global Partnership with Gemalto for Tokenization

HPS, the market-leading provider of mission-critical solutions to the cards and payments industry, has announced a new global partnership with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. Tokenization is the process Read More →

Africa is the Continent That Will See the Largest Increase in Electronic Payments Between Now and 2016

Visa, an international electronic payment company, sponsored the Prepaid Summit Middle East event for the sixth consecutive year in 2015. The event was held in Dubai. Uniting over 150 leading Read More →

Afreximbank Lauded for Support to African Financial Institutions

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has received strong commendation for its strategy of providing support to African financial institutions to improve the trade finance services they offer to African businesses. John Read More →

HelloCash Mobile Money Service Goes Live in Ethiopia

Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with BelCash Technology Solution PLC launched the official pilot of the HelloCash mobile money services. BelCash Technology Solution PLC is an Ethiopian Read More →

Egyptian Government and MasterCard sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Government of Egypt, represented by The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and MasterCard signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic collaboration that will help drive Read More →
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