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Standard Bank | After a Cautious Start, Africa’s Policymakers Should Accelerate the Implementation and Adoption of AfCFTA

By: Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group Africa’s policymakers need to ensure that the momentum behind the African Continental Free-trade Area (AfCFTA) is not lost following the trading Read More →

Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service Welcomes HSBC UAE as Part of Mission to Help Modernise the Middle East and Africa’s B2B Payment Ecosystem

HSBC launches Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service for commercial customers in the UAE
Technology leader Mastercard continues to deliver on its promise to modernise business payments worldwide and across the Middle East Read More →

PASA | How Did South Africa Manage to End the Use of Cheques?

31 December 2020 marked the end of Cheques, one of the oldest recognized payment instruments in South Africa. For the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA), the legal and operational Read More →

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Appoints Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank. He joined Ecobank in Read More →

Affordable Digital Banking to Revolutionise Price-sensitive East African Payments Market

In a region still dominated by cash and mobile money options, like M-Pesa, new collaborations between fintechs are looking to capture the price-sensitive market with innovative, open-loop digital payment solutions Read More →

Standard Bank | Africa 2021: Emerging from the COVID-19 Abyss

Hari Chaitanya, Head of Investor Services, Product Management at Standard Bank  A year ago, investors finally accepted the gravity of the looming COVID-19 crisis. In March 2020, major equity markets collapsed Read More →

Samsung and Standard Bank Partner to Offer 0% Interest on Samsung Products

These days we all are in search of devices and products that make life better, whether at work, home or play. Samsung’s range of products are designed to achieve this Read More →

The Minister of Finance Approves Access Bank’s Acquisition of Grobank

The Minister of Finance, on the recommendation of the Prudential Authority (PA), has approved the proposed acquisition of the controlling interest in Grobank by Access Bank Plc (Access Bank). Access Read More →

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Appoints Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate & Investment Banking

He joined Ecobank in 2017 as the Executive Director for Corporate Bank in Nigeria, and prior to his new appointment was Group Head, Corporate Banking for the Ecobank Group Ecobank Transnational Read More →

Standard Bank Group Appoints New Chief Executive for Africa Regions

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has appointed Yinka Sanni as its new Chief Executive for Africa Regions and a member of the Group Leadership Council. Read More →

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