Crossfin Technology Holdings acquired by a Consortium of Investors in a ZAR1.5bn deal

Fintech company Crossfin Technology Holdings (“Crossfin”) acquired by a consortium of investors in a ZAR1.5bn transaction (the “Transaction”). Crossfin, a leading player in the South African fintech industry, announced today it is being acquired by a consortium of investors (“Consortium”). The Transaction is considered a landmark deal in the fintech industry and will see Crossfin

Visa Completes Acquisition of Currencycloud

Visa has announced it has completed the acquisition of Currencycloud, a global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition will empower Visa and Currencycloud clients and partners to provide greater transparency, flexibility and control for consumers and businesses when making international payments or doing business

Market Insight Report: Digital Wallets – The Future of Payments

Digital Wallets: The Future of Payments Market Insight: IBS Intelligence report, in collaboration with CR2, looks at the accelerated growth in digital wallets as contactless payments pave the way for the future. The onset of COVID-19 has accelerated change in the payments sector and due to guidelines and restrictions to deter the spread of COVID-19,

Mastercard, Thales and Providus Bank Launch a Tokenisation and Digitisation Initiative in Nigeria

COVID-19 has led to more consumers and in-store employees avoiding physical contact and embracing social distancing. Mastercard and Providus Bank are extending the “contactless” payment solution alongside the growth of a low-touch environment, especially as more and more people are seeking safer and more secure ways to transact. Mastercard, Thales and Providus Bank have partnered to bring

The Ecobank Group Partners with Insurance Companies to Offer Bancassurance to SMEs

The Bancassurance service will be rolled out in phases, starting with Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda Ecobank Group’s (www.Ecobank.com) Commercial Banking business has partnered with five insurance companies (OLD MUTUAL, ALLIANZ, SUNU, SANLAM & NSIA) to offer a range of Bancassurance solutions to

SA Fintech Entersekt Attracts Investment from US Private Equity Firm

Entersekt, a global payment security company headquartered in Cape Town, today announced a strategic investment from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The investment will enable Entersekt to accelerate its roadmap and fuel expansion into new markets. Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (JSE: RMI) through AlphaCode, RMI’s incubator for fintech entrepreneurs has led two previous

Mastercard and ProgressSoft Partner to Simplify Remittance Solutions across Middle East and North Africa

Collaboration to simplify and speed up cross-border remittances for consumers Enables banks to onboard Mastercard Cross-Border Services within half the time as compared to before  Mastercard has entered into a strategic partnership with the real-time payment solutions company, ProgressSoft, to ease the integration of Mastercard Cross-Border Services and accelerate cross-border remittances across the Middle East

Cassava Technologies and Mitsui Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Accelerate Digital Transformation in Africa

Partnership will further development of digital infrastructure and services in Africa Cassava Technologies, Africa’s first integrated tech company of continental scale, has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsui & Co., Ltd, one of Japan’s largest global conglomerates. Cassava Technologies and Mitsui share a common vision of facilitating digital

Centenary Bank Partners with Mastercard to Enhance Customer Experience

Centenary Bank, Uganda’s leading commercial microfinance bank has unveiled the new Mastercard Platinum Debit Card targeting all customers who want to enjoy a smart convenience lifestyle, especially its those in the high net worth category who shop online and travel frequently. While addressing the media, Centenary Bank’s Managing Director Mr. Fabian Kasi revealed that the

Workpay Partners with Kwara to Offer Streamlined HR & Payroll Services to SACCOs in Kenya

The partnership will enable SACCOs to efficiently manage their Human Resource operations in one platform. Digital banking fintech startup Kwara has partnered with Workpay to offer Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOs) in Kenya with human resource management and payroll processing solutions.The partnership will enable SACCOs to automate their Human Resource (HR) processes as a