GCB Bank Overtakes Stanbic and Controls 16.74% of the Market in Ghana

GCB Bank has now overtaken Stanbic Bank with significant investments on the Ghana Stock Exchange Fixed Income Market (GFIM) in the first half of this year. The second biggest bank in the country held 16.74% of the debt market, after acquiring ¢3.7 billion worth of debt instruments. The indigenous bank traded more volumes of debt

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 (www.Network.ae) has announced it will bring WhatsApp for Business banking services to financial institutions across Africa through a landmark collaboration with Infobip.

Bank of Ghana Rolls Out Mobile Wallet – GhanaPay

Bank of Ghana’s launch of GhanaPay mobile wallet for banks, savings and loan companies and rural and community banks, marks yet another milestone in digitisation of the financial system. Banks in Ghana are re-inventing themselves and have continued to respond positively to the competitive nature of the payment systems, characterised by increased consumer preferences for

“SMEs Are the Game Changers for Ghana’s Economy’’ – GCB Bank MD

The Development Bank Ghana (DBG) was officially launched by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday 14th June, 2022. The DBG, which received its license from the Bank of Ghana in November last year, will help provide long-term, competitively priced loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in industry sectors that have the potential to transform the economy

MD of GCB Bank Awarded CEO of The Year, Banking

The Managing Director of GCB Bank PLC, Mr Kofi Adomakoh, has been adjudged CEO of the Year, Banking, for 2021. The award was presented to him at the 6th CEO Summit held at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, Accra, on Monday, May 30 2022, for his sterling performance in the banking sector. The summit

Crossfin takes Stake in VantagePay in Pre-Series A Capital Raise

Vantage Africa Limited, trading as “VantagePay”, a payments and technology company, has announced that Crossfin Holdings (Proprietary) Limited (“Crossfin”) has acquired a meaningful stake for an undisclosed sum. Barry Lobel, VantagePay’s CEO and co-founder welcomed Crossfin’s investment. “VantagePay has developed a leading cloud-based payments platform to address the massive latent demand for access to trusted

Equity Group Returns to Growth

As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Equity Group has eased its defensive strategy that had been deployed during the economic uncertainty and returned to its growth strategy. The defensive strategy involved internally generated cash being retained, while forgoing dividend payouts for two consecutive years to build capital buffers. This

Cellulant has Partnered with NALA to Power Low-Cost Cross-Border Payments from the UK and USA into Africa

NALA provides an app for Africans living in the United Kingdom and the United States to send money to the continent seamlessly. NALA, a Tanzania based Fintech company, has teamed up with Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io), a Pan-African Payments Company, to power remittance payments from the United Kingdom and United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and

West Africa Set to Unlock the Power of Small Businesses – Standard Bank

Standard Bank’s BCC division driving Africa’s growth one small business at a time Standard Bank’s recently established Business & Commercial Clients (BCC) division is deliberately focused on building a capability ecosystem to support small traders, agribusinesses, emerging manufacturers and entrepreneurs to grow into formal enterprises – or even become national corporates or cross-border multinationals. In

Visa, Bantu Collaborate to Foster Financial Inclusion in Africa, Other Economies

Visa, the world leader in digital payments, is collaborating with the Bantu Blockchain Foundation (Bantu), custodians of the Bantu Blockchain Network infrastructure, to connect its digital asset-linked Visa cards to the Bantu Network Token (XBN), a utility token developed by Bantu to facilitate fast and secure transactions on the Bantu blockchain. This integration is expected to directly