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IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa

“Financial inclusion is one of Africa’s great success stories of this decade. Mobile money solutions and agent banking now offer affordable, instant, and reliable transactions, savings, credit, and even insurance Read More →

Launch of Mobile Money Interoperability in Ghana

The use of mobile money has witnessed exponential growth over the past 9 years; with a year on year increase in the number of mobile money accounts as well as Read More →

Airtel Tanzania and Comviva Jointly Win Award for Mobile Money Interoperability Service

Airtel and Comviva have emerged as the joint winners at The RemTECH Awards 2018 in the “Remittance Synergies” category for Airtel Money Domestic Mobile Money Interoperability service. The award was Read More →

Alipay Introduces Two New Money Market Funds to Yu’e Bao Platform

Alipay, the world’s largest online, mobile payment and lifestyle platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has announced the addition of two new money market funds to Yu’e Bao, the spare cash Read More →

TransferTo Hails Record Growth in Cross-border Mobile Top-ups with Over 18 Million Transactions

TransferTo, a leading global cross-border mobile payments network for emerging markets, is announcing record growth across its International Mobile Airtime Top-up business, having processed 18.6 million transactions in the first Read More →

Gemalto Enables Digitization of Hong Kong’s Octopus Card into Samsung Pay

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) is enabling the secure digitization of Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Read More →

Wirecard’s Boon Mobile Payment Solution Now Available on Fitbit Pay

Wirecard, the leading specialist for digital financial technology, has partnered with Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, to offer contactless payments using Fitbit Pay. In the coming weeks, all Fitbit Read More →

FNB Unveils a Mobile Bank Account for Unbanked, Underbanked Consumers

First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South African consumers to use a feature phone or a smartphone Read More →

Tigo Tanzania Achieves Global Mobile Money Certification

Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent, reliable and more resilient services that promote consumer Read More →

$1 Billion in Transactions Processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa

The groundbreaking Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months Read More →

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