Leading Digital Payment Solutions Provider Network International Reports Strong Strategic Delivery and Record Merchant Wins with Q4 2022 Revenue Up 13% y/y

The company, which operates across Africa and the Middle East, has seen strong underlying growth in payment transactions with an increase in merchant solutions growth acceleration vs pre-pandemic during Q4 2022. Successfully launched direct-to-merchant services in Egypt, with the first Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) merchants onboarded and transacting through Network’s point-of-sale terminals. Figures include

Network International Appoints Sandeep Chouhan, a Global Leader in Banking and Payments, as its Group Chief Business Transformation and Technology Officer

Sandeep most recently served as Group Chief Operating Officer of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)  Network International (Network) (www.Network.ae), the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, has announced the appointment of Sandeep Chouhan as Group Chief Business Transformation and Technology Officer. Bringing global experience in spearheading Business and

Paysend Introduces 50 New Receiving Countries to its Global Payments Network

Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 7 million customers, today announces that 50 new receiving countries have been introduced to its global payments network since the start of 2022. These additional payments corridors mean that Paysend customers can now send money to over 170 countries worldwide. Notable additional countries supported by Paysend include: Antigua and

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group Expands to EMEA, Launches Banking Operations in Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

The UBA branch in the DIFC will service corporate & financial Institutions and customers across the Middle East with a core focus on correspondent banking, relationship management and advisory services The United Bank for Africa (UBA) (www.UBAGroup.com), Africa’s global bank has been in operation for over seven decades. Today, the group is present in 20

Ukheshe Technologies Leading the race to Perfect Chat Commerce

Chat commerce is undoubtedly the way of the future, according to Pieter de Wet, President Business Development: International Markets at leading pan-African fintech enablement partner Ukheshe Technologies. “Ukheshe’s own Eclipse Chat Commerce solution offers everything a business needs – not only now, but also as an organisation grows.” Consumers are making a rapidly increasing portion

Cellulant Recognised as the Best Digital Payment Solutions Provider in Africa at the World Business Outlook Awards 2022

Cellulant and its One-Stop Shop Payments Platform, Tingg, have been recognised as leading payments brands in Africa, providing online and offline payments solutions to businesses, banks and consumers Leading Pan-African Payments Company Cellulant (Cellulant.io) and it’s all-in-one Payments gateway Tingg (Tingg.Africa), have won 4 awards in the just-concluded World Business Outlook Awards; Leading Digital Payment

Equity Group Ranked the 5th Strongest Banking Brand in the World

Equity’s Brand Strength Index (BSI) of 90.8, is only 3.2 basis points away from the strongest banking brand in the world Equity has been assigned a Brand Strength Rating (BSR) of AAA+ on par with the strongest banking brand in the world The Bank is the only new entrant among the top 10 strongest banking

Standard Chartered Appoints Bongiwe Gangeni to Lead Consumer, Private and Business Banking for Africa, Middle East, Europe Region

Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022 Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) has appointed Bongiwe Gangeni as Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking (CPBB), Africa & Middle East, and Europe (AME/E), subject to regulatory approval. Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022. Bongiwe

Dubai First Partners with Mastercard to Launch the First Personalized Mobile Banking Experience in MEA

Mastercard’s experiential customer engagement platform is introduced for the first time in the region with Dubai First The unique program draws from Mastercard’s contextual marketing global capability, adding a gamification component where Dubai First customers can set cashback savings goals towards a future purchase and monitor progress The solution delivers personalized recommendations and allows customers

Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index: 74% of SMEs in Construction and Manufacturing Across Middle East and Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

74% of the region’s small and medium businesses in construction and manufacturing are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index SME confidence levels were highest among businesses in retail, while construction and manufacturing had most businesses forecasting increases to steady revenues Research identified key areas with the greatest potential