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Stanchion Partners with Retailers to Make Payments Seamless

Easy and seamless payments are one of the key concerns for large retailers. As new technologies emerge, and the payments ecosystem evolves, retailers must stay ahead of customer expectations around Read More →

Western Union Powers Safaricom’s M-PESA Mobile Wallet to Send Money Globally

Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile network operator and provider of M-PESA, a leading mobile wallet, and the Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, have joined forces Read More →

Visa Appoints Aida Diarra as Senior Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa Group Country Manager

Visa Inc. has announced that Aida Diarra has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for Visa SSA, effective 1 November 2018. Diarra will oversee all Read More →

SWIFT Introduces New Services to Help Banks Block Suspicious Payments

At its flagship event in Sydney, Sibos, SWIFT introduced several new products and services that will help its customers defend themselves against cyber fraud. Payment Controls, an intelligent new in-network solution Read More →

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Drives Future Growth with ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), the country’s largest commercial bank, is utilizing ACI’s UP Read More →

FNB Connects More Branches to WiFi for Customers to Bank Digitally

603 First National Bank branches are now connected to Wi-Fi as a part of a drive to allow customers to bank digitally The number of Wi-Fi connected branches has increased from Read More →

First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell Drive Financial Inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp

First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp. This capability enables FirstBank’s customers to manage their banking needs within Read More →

Bank Zero Starts First Trial Runs

The Government Gazette of 7 September officially announced that Bank Zero had been registered as a mutual bank effective 17 August 2018. Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairperson of Bank Zero, Read More →

Kaspersky Lab Helps Build Skilled Capacity with SABRIC

Kaspersky Lab has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) in October 2017 and plans to renew the MOU for a Read More →

African Fintech Unconference 2018: Driving Industry Collaboration & Progress

Late last month, innovators and industry leaders gathered at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch for the second annual African Fintech Unconference (AFU18). The groundbreaking industry event was co-convened by Read More →

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