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Mastercard and Selcom Help Shift Tanzania Towards a Cashless Economy

Mastercard and Selcom have expanded their collaboration by signing a seven year strategic partnership agreement to introduce a variety of payment solutions in the country, thus supporting Tanzania’s goal of Read More →

EcoCash Launches Dedicated Wallet for Business Payments

Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money service EcoCash unveiled a dedicated wallet for business payments. The business wallet, which represents the first time in Africa that an enterprise transactions service has been integrated Read More →

BankservAfrica Hosts National Payments Workshop at SWIFT Arc 2018

BankservAfrica will host a National Payments Systems (NPS) workshop on Thursday, 21 June at the SWIFT African Regional Conference (SWIFT ARC) in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss the region’s progress over Read More →

Digitizing Uganda’s Education Sector with Mobile Payment Platform

A new payment platform launched by Mastercard, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education in Uganda is gaining traction, reaching over 130,000 registered students in just one year. The mobile app Read More →

Ingenico Group Supports Roll-out of Secure Biometric Solution in Zambia

Ingenico Group supported the roll-out of a secure biometric solution in Zambia in partnership with Paycode. This program allowed the distribution of 22 million dollars subsidies in rural Zambia within Read More →

UnionPay Cards to be Issued by Post Bank Uganda

UnionPay International (UPI) and Post Bank Uganda (PBU) have entered into a cooperation agreement. As a result of the partnership, EMV-compliant UnionPay debit cards will be issued in the Uganda Read More →

Mastercard and Unilever Target Micro Entrepreneurs with New Digital Lending Platform

Mastercard and Unilever have announced that they will expand their strategic partnership to help micro entrepreneurs in Africa and other regions overcome the cash constraints that limit their ability to Read More →

Kenya Bankers Association Partners with Tech Companies to Champion Online Safety Campaign

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has partnered with financial service providers to create awareness on safety measures in conducting transactions while using ATM cards, mobile phones, and online platforms. The month-long 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 →

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 →

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