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Western Union Powers Safaricom’s M-PESA Mobile Wallet to Send Money Globally

Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile network operator and provider of M-PESA, a leading mobile wallet, and the Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, have joined forces Read More →

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Drives Future Growth with ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), the country’s largest commercial bank, is utilizing ACI’s UP Read More →

First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell Drive Financial Inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp

First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp. This capability enables FirstBank’s customers to manage their banking needs within Read More →

Bank Zero Starts First Trial Runs

The Government Gazette of 7 September officially announced that Bank Zero had been registered as a mutual bank effective 17 August 2018. Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairperson of Bank Zero, Read More →

Kaspersky Lab Helps Build Skilled Capacity with SABRIC

Kaspersky Lab has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) in October 2017 and plans to renew the MOU for a Read More →

UnionPay Maintains its Position as the World’s Largest Card Scheme

Brand new research from RBR reveals that the number of payment cards in circulation worldwide reached 15 billion at the end of 2017, with UnionPay continuing to hold Read More →

Mobile App Launched by Fiskl Targets Africa’s SME Sector

UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76. Looking to significantly strengthen its presence across Africa, Fiskl is launching a mobile Read More →

Mastercard, Centenary Bank and M-KOPA Solar Roll-Out Pay-As-You-Go Energy Solution in Uganda

Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power Read More →

Mastercard Reinforces Commitment to Drive Digital Transformation Agenda in Zimbabwe

Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard’s strong support for the country’s drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth. Read More →

SWIFT Launches gpi Observer Analytics Tool

Following a successful pilot with 17 banks, SWIFT has launched the gpi Observer Analytics tool, a new resource for gpi banks to gain more comprehensive business insights into their gpi Read More →

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