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 ( 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

Adumo Partners with TymeBank to Enable MoreTyme at SMEs Across South Africa

Fintech and payments provider Adumo has partnered with TymeBank to extend the newly-launched MoreTyme payment offering to small and medium enterprises in South Africa. MoreTyme is a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) payment service that offers consumers a three-instalment, interest-free payment option at the point of sale. Paul Kent, CEO at Adumo, says South African businesses and consumers

SA’s Number 1 Fuel and Convenience Retailer Leads the Way in Payment Technology

Recognising the key role that digitisation is playing in the financial lives of more and more of its customers, South Africa’s leading fuel and convenience retailer Engen is prioritising electronic payment solutions at the core of its customer offering. With over 3.4 billion litres of fuel pumped from Engen forecourts in 2020, or approximately 25%

Mukuru Expands in SA with Pargo Card Collection and WICODE Enabled Remittance Collections at all Shoprite, Checkers and Usave Stores

The fintech partners with Pargo for Mukuru Card collection and extends remittance reach to include all Shoprite, Checkers and Usave stores African fintech Mukuru, leader in remittances and a host of other financial services including the Mukuru Card, funeral cover, staff payments and products to send groceries and distribute aid, has extended its partnership with

FNB Wins Best SME Bank in South Africa and Africa

FNB has been announced as the Best SME Bank in South Africa and Africa at Global Finance’s inaugural SME Bank Awards. The criteria for Best SME Bank is based on knowledge of SME markets and needs, breadth of products and services, market standing, and innovation. FNB was recognised as the bank that best meets the

Cassava Smartech and Comviva Win Silver in Two Categories at Emerging Payments Awards

Cassava Smartech and Comviva won the silver for the Green financial inclusion initiative by mobile money platform EcoCash Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe, trading as EcoCash Holdings Zimbabwe Limited, together with its long-term technology partner Comviva, has won two silver awards at this year’s Emerging Payments Awards. Cassava Smartech and Comviva won the silver for the Green

BankservAfrica and TymeBank Leverage APIs

BankservAfrica went live with an Application Programming Interface (API) for its Real-Time Clearing (RTC) payments solution. The first financial transactions on RTC were processed on 20 October 2021, after the API development was completed successfully by BankservAfrica and TymeBank. TymeBank is the first South African bank to leverage this modern and agile connectivity to BankservAfrica’s

iVeri Integrates Halo Dot, Driving Innovation in the Mobile Point of Sale

iVeri has announced that it has completed integration with software and consulting company Synthesis Software Technologies to increase the opportunities available to businesses using software-based Point of Sale (SoftPOS) across Africa and the Middle East. Synthesis became the first Tap on Phone solution provider in Africa when it launched Halo Dot with Nedbank in June 2020. This launch was

Barko to Launch a Digital Bank for Low-Income South Africans on The Temenos Banking Cloud

Temenos’ open banking platform will enable Barko to offer affordable, accessible banking services to unbanked South Africans Temenos (, the banking software company, has announced that Barko, a leading microfinance company, plans to enter the retail banking market in South Africa with a new digital bank built on Temenos Transact and powered by The Temenos