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Ubank Lending a Helping Hand to Customers to Ease the Impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is increasing at an alarming rate, with South Africa’s infection cases close to one thousand seven hundred and eleven fatalities as of 6 April 2020. Read More →

Sasfin Reports Profit Growth in a Tough Environment

Sasfin posted a 5.67% increase in earnings per share for the half-year ended 31 December 2019. Headlines earnings for the six month is down 2.27% due to adjustments in the 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 →

Jini Guru Partners with Azilen Technologies to Build Advanced Payment and Banking Solutions

Local cloud platform builder, Jini Guru, has partnered with Azilen Technologies, a product engineering company, to build innovative fintech solutions for emerging markets. Mike Smits, co-founder, Jini Guru, says that Read More →

FNB Delivers Solid Interim Results in a Tough Market

Against the backdrop of an increasingly tough economic climate, FNB has once again delivered solid interim results for the six months to 31 December 2019. FNB key insights:

Standard Bank Reports Resilient Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2019

Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank Group CEO says: “Standard Bank Group’s results for the 2019 financial year (FY19) are underpinned by the growth and resilience of its core operations. The constrained Read More →

Ecobank Group Announces 2020 Edition of Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group (Ecobank.com), 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 →

Standard Bank Issues Inaugural Green Bond

Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (“SBSA”) has issued its first ever green bond, via private placement with IFC, a development finance institution focused on the private sector, part of Read More →

AYO, Volt.Africa and Loot.co.za Collaborate to Create Digital Marketplace to Boost SA’s Economy

An innovative partnership between three of South Africa’s digital forces that will create an online marketplace to help small to medium enterprises (SMMEs) access the rapidly growing digital retail sector Read More →

SWIFT to Host Open API Hackathon to Foster Innovation in Cross-Border Payments in Africa

  • Hackathon open to all developers and engineers working in financial sector in Africa
  • Hackathon to identify new solutions to for cross-border payments into and across  Africa
SWIFT will hold an Read More →

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