FSB Middle East and North Africa Group Discusses Regional Financial Stability Issues and Cross-Border Payments

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group for the Middle East and North Africa (RCG MENA) met today in virtual format. The group discussed global and regional macroeconomic and financial stability developments. Spillovers from bank failures in the US and Europe in March have been muted. However, geopolitical factors are weighing on the outlook

Stanbic Commits to Local Business Growth

Stanbic Bank says it is committed to focus on the growth of local businesses and is well positioned to offer fit for purpose banking services to local businesses in the country. Speaking during his country visit to Zambia, Standard Bank Chief Executive Officer for Business & Commercial Banking, Mr Bill Blackie said that Standard Bank,

Ecobank Wins Coveted Euromoney Award as Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs

Ecobank, the leading pan-African Banking Group, has been named Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) by the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence for the second year running, having also won the accolade in 2022. Jeremy Awori, Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group, said: “This award reflects Ecobank’s absolute commitment to supporting African SMEs

Domestic Networks Retain a Small But Stable Share of Global Card Spending – RBR

Domestic networks continue to drive financial inclusion worldwide but face an ongoing challenge to stay up-to-date on card functionality and flexibility 2% of all card expenditure is through local payment networks RBR’s Global Cards Data and Forecasts to 2027 study found that the share of spending made on domestic network cards was unchanged at 2%

Mastercard Partners With NAPS to Drive Innovation Across Morocco’s Digital Payments Landscape

As Mastercard’s partner, NAPS benefits from access to its extensive network, expertise and wide-ranging portfolio of products and services Mastercard and NAPS, a leading Moroccan fintech company, have initiated a collaboration to develop innovative payment solutions for individuals and businesses. The partnership consolidates the strong historical relationship between the two entities. NAPS is on a

Fawry Partners With Infobip to Enhance Electronic Payment Services.

Fawry partners with Infobip to utilize their omnichannel solutions to create new and exciting ways for merchants to process payments using their different communication channels including SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook messenger and other META channels Fawry, the leading payments and fintech company in Egypt, has partnered with Infobip, a global cloud communications platform, to enable payments

Building Trust in Digital Payments in Africa

While cash and mobile money remain the dominant payment methods in Africa, they come with significant challenges. Cash is inefficient, insecure, and expensive, while mobile money services often lack the necessary regulatory support to operate independently. However, key emerging trends in the sector are helping to drive meaningful financial inclusion across the continent, notes Mark

Etisalat by e& Egypt and Mastercard Partnership Will Redefine Digital Experience and Commerce for Millions in Egypt

Following the region wide partnership between e& group and Mastercard, Etisalat by e& Egypt and Mastercard partner to enable Etisalat Cash customers to pay online anywhere in the world Mastercard’s technology will create new digital commerce opportunities and drive deeper engagement through its loyalty platforms for millions in Egypt The partnership will further drive financial

Mastercard Reinforces Commitment to Egypt with New Leadership Appointment

Mastercard strengthens its leadership team in North Africa through the appointment of Inji Borai as Vice President and Country Manager for Egypt. Egyptian born Inji has been growing through the Mastercard regional ranks over the past 3 years. In her new role, Inji will be responsible for leading Mastercard’s strategy and operations to drive value

Mastercard Extends its Partnership with the National Bank of Egypt to Bring Next Level Digitization into the Egyptian Economy

The partnership aims at bringing more unbanked and underbanked Egyptians into the formal economy Mastercard’s collaboration with NBE will focus on expanding the suite of digital payments in Egypt The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Mastercard have announced a new strategic partnership to bring next level digitization into the Egyptian economy. Through this collaboration,