Northern Africa

Cloud-Computing Solutions Can Help Significantly to Reduce Banking Costs in Africa

More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost Read More →

2020 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report

Connected customers expect a hyper-personalised, effortless experience but organisations are slow to respond. Only 9% of organisations say customers rate brand experiences as fully satisfactory, with satisfaction around AI and robotics Read More →

Mastercard Champions Safe and Secure Payment Transactions in Middle East & Africa with Increase to Contactless Payment Limits

This initiative comes as global and regional health officials and governments recommend social distancing and encourage the use of contactless payments over cash transactions

Mastercard announced today that it Read More →

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Announces New Appointments and Changes on its Board

Dr. Georges Agyekum Nana Donkor has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to replace Mr. Bashir Mamman Ifo as the representative of Ecowas Bank for Investment & Development (EBID). Ecobank Transnational Read More →

Orange Launches Orange Money in Morocco

After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco announces the launch of Orange Money in the kingdom. This service will allow Moroccans to make mobile payments Read More →

Ecobank Group Announces 2020 Edition of Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group (, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity Read More →

Ecobank & Alipay Partner to Bring More Inclusive Financial Services to Users

The leading pan-African bank, Ecobank, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing Read More →

The Future of Payments in SA and Africa will be Based on Pragmatism

As we enter the next decade, local and African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it. Read More →

SWIFT African Regional Conference 2020

We are delighted to announce that the SWIFT African Regional Conference (ARC) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 21-23 April 2020. ARC is an annual event bringing together Read More →

Mama Money Improves Financial Control with Duco Reconciliation Platform

Duco’s automated matching process provides the capacity of two full time employees. Having gone live in 24h, costs are now capped, enabling rapid and controlled scaling. Duco, the global leader of Read More →

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