Mastercard and Nclude Partner to Accelerate Egypt’s Fintech Ecosystem and Boost Financial Inclusion

Investments will support early-and-growth-stage fintechs tackling financial inclusion in Egypt The partnership supports the Central Bank of Egypt’s vision to establish Egypt as the Innovation Hub for fintechs across the Middle East and Africa region Mastercard has announced a strategic investment in Nclude, a fintech focused VC investment platform launched in partnership with Egypt’s leading

Leading Digital Payment Solutions Provider Network International Reports a Strong Strategic Execution with Q3 Revenue up 28% Year on Year

Network is a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East & Africa, focused on helping businesses and economies prosper by simplifying commerce and payments  The company, which operates across Africa and the Middle East, has seen another quarter of financial and strategic delivery, underpinning full year expectations; Figures include positive licensing updates to

Mastercard Powers Launch of Telda’s Cobranded Prepaid Card

Unbanked Egyptians can now get a prepaid Mastercard with a seamless onboarding process The launch is a step towards creating a ripple-effect for providing financial access to millions of Egyptians Mastercard powers the launch of Telda prepaid cards, jointly issued by one of the major banks in Egypt and a fintech. The innovative payment solution

Network International Reports Strong H1 2022 Results with Revenue Up 31% and Profit Increasing 113% Reflecting Strong Trading and Strategic Delivery

Network International’s offering includes acquiring and processing services, and an ever-evolving range of value-added services The company, which operates across Africa and the Middle East, has seen financial outcomes that reflect solid trading and strategic delivery, driving strong cashflow generation; Figures include new financial institution wins and merchant signups; accelerated transaction growth; cross-selling and launching

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 Payment Index 2022: Consumers in Egypt Embrace Digital Payments

88% of consumers in Egypt have used at least one emerging payment method in the last year, with usage expected to further increase Adoption of 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 to

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

Network International & Infobip to offer WhatsApp for Business Banking Services to Financial Institution Clients across Africa

Collaboration with global cloud communication service provider Infobip enables banks to use globally-trusted WhatsApp platform to communicate and engage with customers 24/7 using the latest technology Leading digital payment solutions provider Network International ( has announced it will bring WhatsApp for Business banking services to financial institutions across Africa through a landmark collaboration with Infobip.

Mastercard and OPay Announce Strategic Partnership to Grow Cashless Ecosystem and Advance Digital Financial Inclusion for Millions

Partnership will enable OPay customers to pay on global online platforms backed by Mastercard’s secure Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to the OPay wallet OPay consumers will enjoy a superior digital experience for multiple lifestyle services and new digital commerce opportunities for, with or without a bank account In addition to digital commerce enablement, the

Network International Delivers on High Growth Strategy with 2021 Revenue Growth of 24% and Underlying EBITDA Growth of 27%

Reported net profit for the year was USD 56.6 million, a significant increase on USD 5.6 million recorded in 2020 Revenue increased 23.7% year on year to USD 352.2 million in 2021 with Middle East revenue increasing 25.0% year on year; Underlying EBITDA[1,2] increased by 27.5% to USD 143.5 million reflecting strong revenue performance and prudent