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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 →

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo Announce Collaboration in Kenya

PayPal and Safaricom announced a revolutionary collaboration that enables Kenyans to seamlessly move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service eliminates significant barriers that have hindered consumers Read More →

NIC Bank Becomes First in East Africa to Implement Modern NCR Interactive ATMs

NIC Bank Kenya has partnered with NCR Corporation a global provider of omni-channel solutions, to launch NCR Interactive Teller, an innovative ATM-based technology that not only lets people talk to Read More →

I&M Bank and Visa Kenya Partner for New Card Offering

I&M Bank has partnered with Visa Kenya to launch the I&M Bank Visa Infinite Credit Card and the I&M Visa Platinum Debit Card in Kenya for its Premium clients. Both cards Read More →

Mastercard Partners with Selcom to Expand Financial Inclusion in Tanzania

Mastercard’s partnership with Selcom, a leading East African fintech, will enable the global technology leader to expand its mobile payments solution, Masterpass QR, in Tanzania. The partnership will provide Mastercard access Read More →

FINCA Trailblazes Digital Financial Inclusion Drive in Tanzania

Efforts to bolster digital financial inclusion in Tanzania and indeed other countries in Africa have received a shot-in-the-arm following a productive conference organized by FINCA Micro-Finance Bank Tanzania in partnership Read More →

Digital Credit Scoring is Paving the Way to More Affordable Microloans in East Africa

More than 2.5 billion people around the world – many of them in Africa – lack formal identification that enables them to access to financial and government services, according to the Read More →

Mastercard and M-KOPA Unveil Payment Technology to Extend pay-as-you-go Solar Program in Africa

Mastercard and M-KOPA have entered into a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe Read More →

AFRRI 2017 Financial Services in Africa: Disruption vs Leapfrogging

The 2017 African Financial Retail Readiness (AFRRI) Report looks at the relationship between technology and financial retail services in Africa. Produced by Calleo, a South African based marketing consultancy, in consultation Read More →

UnionPay QRC Product Debuts in Africa Region

UnionPay and KCB jointly announced that they are bringing QRC Payments to the people of Kenya. UnionPay International is accelerating the promotion of UnionPay QR code payment in markets outside Read More →

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