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Ghana Hosts Central Bank Governors Meeting

The 29th   meeting of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks of the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ) has taken place in Accra. The meeting provides a regular platform to review Read More →

Access Bank, Intercontinental Merger Adjudged Africa`s Top M&A Deal

Access Bank’s merger deal with the defunct Intercontinental Bank has been judged Africa’s top merger and acquisition (M&A) deal by the Banker Magazine. The Banker Magazine, a member of the Financial Read More →

Orange Launches Mobile-to-Mobile Money Transfers in Western African Countries

Orange is launching a quick and easy international money transfer service at a competitive price called "Orange Money International Transfer". The offer is available between Mali, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire. Every Read More →

Wincor Nixdorf Opens Office in Nigeria to Exploit ATM Growth Opportunity

Wincor Nixdorf is opening a new representative office in Lagos, the largest city in the western African country of Nigeria. The company is extending its involvement in Nigeria as part Read More →

Going Cashless: UBA Launches “All About U” Debit Card

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced a personalised debit card called the UBA “All About U” Card which allows Customers carry around their fond memories while using their Read More →

Nigerian Metropolitan Transport to Upgrade to e-Ticketing System

The many hiccups in the use of paper tickets on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) will be eliminated with the soon-to-be-deployed e-ticketing system, Dr. Dayo Read More →

Interswitch Signs Strategic Alliance with UnionPay

Interswitch Transnational, a leading pan-African integrated payments company with operations in Nigeria and a growing presence in West and East Africa, announces that its Switching and Processing division (“Interswitch S Read More →

Nigeria’s Access Bank To Focus On Retail Business

Nigeria's Access Bank aims to grow its customer base to 15-20 million across its African markets by 2018, from around 6 million now, as it shifts its focus to retail Read More →

National Payments Strategy Workshop Opens In Accra

Mr Seth Terkper, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana, has stressed the need to improve confidence in electronic payments systems and infrastructure and to encourage the patronage of Read More →

Silvertree Capital Invests in Nigerian E-Commerce Retail Companies

Cape Town based Silvertree Capital an Africa-focused business builder and venture capital investor, has recently invested in two of Nigeria’s largest e-commerce sites, Sunglasses.com.ng and Glamour.com.ng. Both of these leading e-commerce Read More →
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