IBM Report: Identity Comes Under Attack in Middle East and Africa, Straining Enterprises’ Recovery Time From Breaches

IBM released the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index highlighting an emerging global identity crisis as cybercriminals double down on exploiting user identities to compromise enterprises worldwide. This global trend is also reflected in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), with the use of valid local accounts and valid cloud accounts, making up the primary

Shaping the Future of Banking in Africa With EFT Corporation

Last year, the World Economic Forum called Africa the “world leader” in digital and mobile banking. There’s no doubt that banking in Africa has undergone significant changes in the last few years and that it will continue to change and grow in the coming years. How can business leaders prepare for this? How has the

Only a Quarter of Payment Issuers and Acquirers Have Made Significant Progress on Their Shift to the Cloud, New Research From HPS

HPS, the leading global provider of payment solutions and services, has launched a new eBook, in partnership with OMDIA, on the unique opportunity presented by cloud-based payment platforms for financial institutions and merchants across the world. The eBook, Seamless Evolution: Transforming Financial Institutions with Cloud-Powered Digital-First Strategies for Enhanced Customer Experiences, canvasses the views of

Banking-As-A-Service Platform Revenue to Reach $94 Billion Globally by 2028, as API Deployment Unlocks Fintech Innovation – Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research, the foremost experts in fintech markets, forecasts that global BaaS (Banking-as-a-Service) platform revenue generated from account/card issuing and transaction fees will grow by 158% to 2028; up from $36.4 billion this year. This expansion primarily comes from API deployment across eCommerce and freelance platforms, by connecting consumers to innovative

African Development Bank, Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Africa Through New Project

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The African Development Bank and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) on Thursday officially launched a three-year support project to combat money laundering and terrorism financing in their member countries. The project, titled “Capacity Development for Anti-Money Laundering

Banks Must Embrace Next-Generation Solutions to Meet Customers’ Demands for a Data-Driven Journey – BFSI from Infobip

By Dean Baker, Squad Lead, BFSI from Infobip South African banks have weathered rough seas during the past year, with many of their customers coming under severe pressure from a stagnant economy, rising cost of living and high interest rates. Despite these storms, the financial services industry is still delivering good profits and growth, but

Interswitch and eMaisha Pay Partner to Digitize Payments in the Agricultural Value Chain

Interswitch, one of Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce companies and eMaisha Pay have announced a partnership which will digitize payments in Uganda’s agriculture sector to address several challenges encountered by farmers as well as businesses throughout the value chain. To tackle issues such as limited access to credit, absence of appropriate saving tools,

Mastercard and Onafriq Collaborate to Increase Accessibility to Financial Services Across Africa’s Payment Ecosystem

Mastercard and Onafriq (previously MFS Africa), a pan-African payments company, have collaborated to bring secure, cost-effective, and innovative payment options to consumers, as well as small and medium enterprises (SME) across the continent. Africa’s mobile money sector is one of the most established and fastest-growing fintech industries in the world. According to The State of

Comviva Unveils Innovative Low-Code/No-Code Platform for Digital Payments and Banking

Comviva, the global leader in customer experience and data monetization solutions, today announced the launch of its transformative Low-Code/No-Code Platform. Comviva’s Low-Code/No-Code composable platform is an extension of its existing mobiquity® platform and shall enable Financial Institutions, including Banks, FinTechs, and Digital Wallet providers to revolutionize the development landscape. The new platform will help Financial

Only a Quarter of Payment Issuers and Acquirers Have Made Significant Progress on Their Shift to the Cloud, New Research From HPS

HPS, the leading global provider of payment solutions and services, has launched a new eBook, in partnership with OMDIA, on the unique opportunity presented by cloud-based payment platforms for financial institutions and merchants across the world. The eBook, Seamless Evolution: Transforming Financial Institutions with Cloud-Powered Digital-First Strategies for Enhanced Customer Experiences, canvasses the views of