Standard Chartered Appoints Bongiwe Gangeni to Lead Consumer, Private and Business Banking for Africa, Middle East, Europe Region

Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022 Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) has appointed Bongiwe Gangeni as Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking (CPBB), Africa & Middle East, and Europe (AME/E), subject to regulatory approval. Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022. Bongiwe

Dubai First Partners with Mastercard to Launch the First Personalized Mobile Banking Experience in MEA

Mastercard’s experiential customer engagement platform is introduced for the first time in the region with Dubai First The unique program draws from Mastercard’s contextual marketing global capability, adding a gamification component where Dubai First customers can set cashback savings goals towards a future purchase and monitor progress The solution delivers personalized recommendations and allows customers

Mastercard and Paycode Partner to Increase Access to Financial Services and Government Assistance for Remote Communities Across Africa

Mastercard’s Community Pass platform will be added to Paycode’s biometric identity and offline payments solution to unlock services for the underserved and unbanked in Africa     Partnership enables offline real-time functionality for effective government disbursements and access to digital financial services in remote communities An estimated 57 percent of the population in Sub Saharan Africa remains

Atlas Mara Provides Audited Results for the 14-month Period Ended 28 February 2021

Atlas Mara Limited (“Atlas Mara” or the “Company,” and including its subsidiaries, the “Group”), the sub-Saharan African financial services group, releases its summary financial highlights for the 14-month period ended 28 February 2021.  This represents an extract from the audited financial statements. The full audited financial statements will be released shortly and published on our website.

Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index: 74% of SMEs in Construction and Manufacturing Across Middle East and Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

74% of the region’s small and medium businesses in construction and manufacturing are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index SME confidence levels were highest among businesses in retail, while construction and manufacturing had most businesses forecasting increases to steady revenues Research identified key areas with the greatest potential

Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index: 76% of SMEs in Food, Beverage, Entertainment across Middle East and Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

76% of the region’s small and medium businesses in food, beverage, and entertainment are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index SME confidence levels in the region were highest among businesses in retail, closely followed by food, beverage, and entertainment sector Research identified key areas with the greatest potential

Penny Software Signs Partnership to Launch Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service in Saudi Arabia and the MENA Region

The collaboration will enhance the region’s B2B electronic payment ecosystem Penny Software, the digital procurement software has signed a partnership agreement with technology leader Mastercard to provide its customers with an enhanced business-to-business payment experience via Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service. The collaboration will pilot Mastercard Track in Saudi Arabia and the greater MENA region. Mastercard Track facilitates secure and efficient

Visa Highlights Key Innovation Capabilities that will Drive Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Collaboration and co-creation accelerating digital payments uptake and financial inclusion in Africa Visa, the world leader in digital payments, showcased key innovation capabilities that will accelerate financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hosting industry stakeholders at an event focused on innovation, the company highlighted co-creation as an essential component in developing market-ready payment solutions to accelerate

Mastercard Appoints Victor Ndlovu as Director, Country Business Development Lead, East Africa

Mastercard has announced the appointment of Victor Ndlovu as Director, Country Business Development Lead, East Africa. Victor is a seasoned business leader with close to three decades of solid experience in the fintech, banking and payments industry. He joins Mastercard from Ukheshe, based in South Africa, where he spearheaded the Fintech’s presence in Africa with

West Africa’s Challenger Bank, the Vista Bank Group, Selects Paytech Provider Radar Payments By BPC to Drive its Digital Payment Strategy

BPC is proud to announce that the Vista Bank Group (Vista) has selected its paytech provider Radar Payments to drive its global payment processing activities. Vista is a Pan-African financial services company, which aims to contribute to economic growth and financial inclusion across Africa. It has an ambitious agenda to challenge the status quo and deliver a superior experience