Mastercard Appoints Folasade Femi-Lawal as the New Country Manager for West Africa

Mastercard, a leading company in digital payments and technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Folasade Femi-Lawal as the new Country Manager and Area Business Head for West Africa. With over 25 years of multifaceted experience spanning financial services, management consulting, telecommunications, and business advisory services, Folasade brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise

SA stands to win big from open banking – with the right attitude – Network International

The benefits of open banking have been spoken about within the global banking sector for some years now. While some local banks have already made concerted efforts to embrace the innovation opportunities that come with open banking, global payments as a service (PaaS) specialist, Network International, believes there is room for a more collaborative mindset

Payhippo Appoints Dami Olawoye as New CEO

Payhippo, a leading AI-powered lender for SMEs in Nigeria, today announced the appointment of Dami Olawoye as its new CEO. Olawoye, who previously served as Payhippo’s CFO, will succeed Zach Bijesse, who is transitioning to a role on the company’s board of directors. Under Bijesse’s leadership, Payhippo achieved remarkable milestones, including disbursing over 36,000 SME

enza group and Wema Bank Join Forces to Boost Ecommerce Payment Acceptance

enza’s innovative Payment Orchestration will enable Wema Bank to provide secure and reliable payment options at a reduced cost enza, the acclaimed new disruptor in the African payments market today announced its strategic partnership with Nigeria’s most innovative bank, Wema Bank. Through this partnership, enza will engineer its innovative payment orchestration solution to expand Wema’s

FirstBank Introduces the First Humanoid Robot, Reinforces Its Commitment to Providing Innovative Financial Solutions for Customers

FirstBank has launched an industry first Humanoid Robot at its Adetokunbo Ademola VI, Lagos Digital Experience Centre (DXC) Branch The robot is among the phased configuration of the bank’s state-of-the-art digitally led self-service branch The Humanoid Robot is equipped with Video Banking and Artificial Intelligence (AI), taking on the role of a friendly branch staff

PalmPay Unveils New Savings Feature with up to 20% Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

PalmPay, a leading Nigerian financial platform, has unveiled its latest product – a high yield savings feature which offers its customers the opportunity to earn up to 20% annual interest rate Flexible and fixed-term savings are now available on the PalmPay app, enabling its customers to earn up to 20% annual interest rate; the company

GCB Bank Posts Strong Performance in 2022 Despite DDEP and is Poised For Growth in 2023 and Beyond

GCB Bank PLC (GCB) has announced its full-year (FY) 2022 financial results highlighting the Bank’s strong performance despite the impact of the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP). Total Operating Revenue grew by 24 percent to GHS 3.0 billion. This was underpinned by broad based growth across all the key revenue lines. Net interest income was

FirstBank Wins Financial Institution of the Year at the Afrexim Bank Pan-African Business and Development Awards

The award was bestowed on FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s role in promoting trade and investment endeavours across the continent. With its subsidiaries across the FirstBank Group, FirstBank has continued to play a leading role in boosting cross-border businesses, including trade and investment opportunities, essential to enhancing trade relations amongst countries. In 2021, the

Leadership and FirstBank’s Successful Transitioning to “Click” Banking

In December 2015, the share price of First Bank of Nigeria Limited was trading around N4.8 band. About seven years later, precisely last December, the value held tightly to N15, growing by over threefold amid general asset and economic doldrums. The steep rise in the valuation of the financial institution deviates remarkably from the average

How Can Nigeria Build on the Payment Evolution Brought About by the Naira Shortage – Baxi

By Mxolisi Msutwana – Chief Operating Officer at Baxi All around the world, governments are trying to encourage cashless payments. Their reasons for doing so are multiple, including expanded financial inclusion and transparency, wanting to formalise the informal economy, and to drive economic growth and innovation. Nigeria is no exception. By the end of 2022,