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Mastercard and Selcom Help Shift Tanzania Towards a Cashless Economy

Mastercard and Selcom have expanded their collaboration by signing a seven year strategic partnership agreement to introduce a variety of payment solutions in the country, thus supporting Tanzania’s goal of Read More →

Tigo Pesa Masterpass QR Payments Solution Goes Live in Tanzania

Mastercard and Tigo have announced that Tanzanian’s can now use their Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR. The interoperable QR (Quick Response) solution Read More →

Tigo Tanzania Achieves Global Mobile Money Certification

Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent, reliable and more resilient services that promote consumer Read More →

Mastercard Partners with Selcom to Expand Financial Inclusion in Tanzania

Mastercard’s partnership with Selcom, a leading East African fintech, will enable the global technology leader to expand its mobile payments solution, Masterpass QR, in Tanzania. The partnership will provide Mastercard access Read More →

FINCA Trailblazes Digital Financial Inclusion Drive in Tanzania

Efforts to bolster digital financial inclusion in Tanzania and indeed other countries in Africa have received a shot-in-the-arm following a productive conference organized by FINCA Micro-Finance Bank Tanzania in partnership Read More →

Tigo Pesa to Offer Masterpass QR in Tanzania

With over 40 million mobile users in Tanzania, there is a real opportunity to use technology to financially connect those not yet included. Tigo Tanzania, Mastercard and leading local fintech Selcom have partnered to introduce Read More →

Barclays Africa Group and Frontclear Partner to Develop Africa’s Interbank Markets

Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) has signed a 2-year agreement to provide financial support to the Frontclear Technical Assistance Programme (FTAP) through the latter’s Partnership Facility. The contribution reflects the Read More →

FINCA Accelerating Financial Inclusion Through FinTech Innovation in Tanzania

According to the 2014–2016 Tanzania National Financial Inclusion Framework the level of formal financial access in the rural areas of Tanzania is 8.5% compared to 23% in the urban areas Read More →

SWIFT’s Messaging Traffic Grows by 20.1% in East Africa

Data from SWIFT shows that FIN traffic growth in East Africa has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally. In the year to date, total message traffic volumes grew by Read More →

Direct Pay Online Gains Security Certification in 12 Countries Across Africa

Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) is the first payment service provider (PSP) in Africa to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 certification in 12 Read More →

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