Unlocking the Power of Hyper-Personalisation to Build More Relevant Banks

Real-time data and AI have made it possible to deliver curated content, services and products designed for individual customers, but many banks are unable or unwilling to embrace the opportunity offered by hyper-personalisation. There is no doubt that hyper-personalisation is effective. A Deloitte report on the topic points out that Amazon and Netflix have respectively

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

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

A Mobile-led Risk-based Approach is Crucial to Achieving Financial Inclusion in Africa

By, Sandy Rheeder CIO of Mukuru Fintechs that are innovating, operating and growing throughout Africa have moved on from the broad academic concept of financial inclusion to the practical onboarding and walking hand in hand with underserved people along a financial journey. The first port of call is understanding that serving the underserved is not

Stanchion Appoints New Non-Executive Director

Sandy Baker brings a wealth of experience in financial services, fintech, biotech and impact investing in emerging markets Stanchion Payment Solutions, a leading provider of global payment application solutions and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandy Baker as an independent non-executive director of the company. Sandy brings significant gravitas to the board

ACI Worldwide Recognized as 2022 Microsoft Financial Services Partner of the Year Finalist

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), the global leader in mission-critical, real-time payments software, today announced it has been named a 2022 Microsoft Financial Services Partner of the Year Award finalist. ACI was among a global field of top Microsoft partners honored for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “This

Pass to Greater Prosperity: Advancing Financial Security and Well-Being Across Africa Through Digital Inclusion

The COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into disarray, but in Africa, life continues: Farmers farm, merchants sell, people apply for capital to create jobs and improve livelihoods, and a heightened need for access to healthcare underpins it all. But on a continent with widespread inequality, where over half of the population is still excluded from