Fintech Startup Azimo Launches New Instant Money Transfer Service to Eight New Countries in West Africa

Azimo, the online money transfer service, announced that customers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael Kent, CEO of Azimo, explains that: “Together these 8 countries have a combined population of over

MTN and Ecobank Partner to Improve Access to Mobile Financial Services

MTN Mobile Money users, who are also Ecobank customers in 12 African countries, will soon be able to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs. They will also be able to transfer money between their Mobile Money and Ecobank accounts. The service was piloted in Ghana last month, and will soon be launched in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory

MasterCard Enters Seven New Markets in Africa

MasterCard has announced its expansion into seven new markets across Central and West Africa, increasing its acceptance footprint across the continent and securing a number of strategic agreements. The addition of Chad, Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and The Gambia to the MasterCard network extends the company’s presence to 48 of the