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Nigeria Selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as Tech Partners for National Financial Inclusion Program

Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics, in partnership with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), are now part of the Financial Inclusion Strategy in Nigeria. This program aims to enroll 70 million Read More →

Visa and Vivo Energy Partner to Enhance Digital Payments Across 15 African Markets

Visa, the global payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital Read More →

NASCU and Mastercard Announce Landmark Agreement to Drive Financial Inclusion in Zambia

The National Association of Savings and Credit Unions (NASCU), the apex organisation for all financial cooperatives in Zambia, and global payments technology company Mastercard have announced a landmark agreement to Read More →

Discovery Introduces The World’s First Behavioural Bank

Financial services company, Discovery, has announced details of its new banking offering. Described as the world’s first behavioural bank, the fully digital bank leverages Discovery’s Shared-Value model, and can be Read More →

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 →

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