Standard Bank | 5 Advantages of an International Debit Card

Written by Head: SA Distribution for International Personal Banking at Standard Bank Spending in another currency can get expensive and complicated. Not all South African cards are accepted abroad, and those that Read More →

Platform Technology a Big Boost for the Democratisation of Payments

The concept of platforms is nothing new. Our railways, phone networks and even our shipping industry are all examples of networks which operate under agreed universal standards and can be Read More →

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited Signs a USD 20M Term Loan Facility with Bank of Kigali Plc to Support its Strategic Growth Objectives

The loan proceeds will be used mostly to fund their general corporate projects A USD 20M loan has been successfully signed between The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) ( and Bank Read More →

Invest Africa and Standard Chartered Private Bank Announce Strategic Partnership

The new one-year partnership provides further opportunity for the bank to demonstrate its commitment to private clients in Africa Invest Africa (, the leading business and investment platform for African markets, Read More →

Transforming B2B Payments Could Help Africa’s Local Businesses Grow

By Clara Wanjiku Odero The World Bank estimates remittances to the Middle East and North Africa region rose by 2.3 percent to about $56 billion in 2020. However, global businesses that Read More →

Architecting Card Systems for a Digital-First World

Written by N Sathish, Dy Chief Product Officer @ FSS Cards are the most frequent interactions that financial institutions have with their account holders. Each transaction presents an opportunity to create Read More →

Cellulant Gets Approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider (PSSP)

In a bid to expand its Payments Platform, Cellulant Tanzania becomes one of the 5 Payments Solution Service Provider in the Country The Bank of Tanzania (BOT) has issued an approval Read More →

New Payments System Set to Shake Up SA’s Banking Industry

A major change is coming to South Africa’s banking and payments sector. Known as the Rapid Payment Programme (RPP), this evolutionary banking concept aims to create a simpler, safer instant Read More →

ATMIA Publishes 2nd Edition of its Next Gen Business Case Matrix

The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) has published the 2nd edition of its Next Gen Business Case Matrix, increasing the number of opportunities presented by the Next Gen ATM ecosystem for either Read More →

CDC Group Announces US$50m Trade Finance Facility with Ecobank as Part of its COVID-19 Response

  • Provides systemic liquidity and supports vital supply chains across Africa’s markets
  • Sustains and increases access to goods and services during the pandemic
  • Bolsters economic opportunities and inclusive growth, in Read More →

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