Hello Pay Champions SME Growth in South Africa with Competitive Access to Funding

On the back of two major interest rate hikes in the first half of 2022 alone and rapidly rising costs, business owners across the country are keeping a close eye on budgets and cash flow where every cent counts. As champions of financial inclusion and SME growth in South Africa, local fintech Hello Pay is

Paysend Introduces 50 New Receiving Countries to its Global Payments Network

Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 7 million customers, today announces that 50 new receiving countries have been introduced to its global payments network since the start of 2022. These additional payments corridors mean that Paysend customers can now send money to over 170 countries worldwide. Notable additional countries supported by Paysend include: Antigua and

Mastercard New Payments Index 2022: Consumers in Morocco Embrace Digital Payments

75% of consumers in Morocco have used at least one emerging payment method in the last year, with usage expected to increase further Adoption of biometrics, Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), open banking and account-to-account payments are anticipated to continue accelerating Gen Z and Millennials are leveraging more digital payment methods and are more open

Firstmonie Agents Transact over 1 Billion Transactions, Reinforces FirstBank’s Leading Role in Promoting Financial Inclusion in Nigeria 

The Bank’s Firstmonie Agents play a critical role in promoting financial inclusion in the country   The Bank currently has over 180,000 Firstmonie Agents spread across 772 Local Government Areas in Nigeria Since 2020, FirstBank has economically empowered thousands of its Firstmonie Agents with over 100 billion naira credit facilit First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s

IFC and Absa Bank Partner to Increase Affordable Housing Finance in South Africa

To increase access to affordable housing in South Africa, IFC and Absa Bank Limited, one of the leading providers of residential mortgages in the country, have partnered to support the expansion of housing finance targeting lower-to-middle income households in South Africa. IFC’s local currency loan of up to 2 billion South African rand (roughly $128

Colombia Real-Time Payment Platform Replicates Latin America Success in Africa

Established Colombian fintech firm Minka has announced that it plans to repeat the success of its Latin America-based real-time payments system across Africa, accelerating and easing the movement of money across the continent and improving financial inclusion. Minka is a seamless payment network that enables organisations to move money in real-time. It simplifies the movement

Paysend Partners with Damane Cash to Enable Transfers to Morocco

Paysend, the UK-based FinTech with over 7 million customers, today announces a partnership with Damane Cash, a payments institution and subsidiary of Bank of Africa, to enable money transfers to Morocco. With features such as low fixed fees, upfront exchange rates, faster transfer speeds and the ability to make instant, digital end-to-end international payments, this

GCB Bank Overtakes Stanbic and Controls 16.74% of the Market in Ghana

GCB Bank has now overtaken Stanbic Bank with significant investments on the Ghana Stock Exchange Fixed Income Market (GFIM) in the first half of this year. The second biggest bank in the country held 16.74% of the debt market, after acquiring ¢3.7 billion worth of debt instruments. The indigenous bank traded more volumes of debt

Ecobank Nigeria Extends Remittance Services to its Business Account Holders

The launch of the service follows the implementation of a seamless account opening procedure for customers who do not have domiciliary accounts with Ecobank Nigeria Ecobank Nigeria (www.Ecobank.com/ng/), an affiliate of the leading Pan-African banking Group, Ecobank Group, has extended its innovative remittance services to its business account holders. Under the new plan, business customers

Nigeria’s Economy Reaps Benefits of Real-Time Payments and Digital Banking Transformation – US$6 Billion of Additional GDP Growth Forecast by 2026 – ACI Worldwide Report

Nigeria is Africa’s undisputed real-time payments and digital payments leader, recording 3.7 billion real-time transactions in 2021 and ranking sixth in the league table of the world’s most developed real-time payments markets, according to the third edition of ACI’s Prime Time for Real-Time report The widespread uptake of new digital and real-time payment services helped