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Stripe, Visa Join $8 Million Series A Round in African Payments Startup Paystack

Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup providing payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Stripe, and includes Visa, follow-on funding Read More →

Mobile Banking Platform Sim Korpor Launched in Sierra Leone

Rokel Commercial Bank is bringing greater financial inclusion and convenience to participants in Sierra Leone’s economy by launching the mobile banking platform, Sim Korpor. Starting in Freetown, customers with an Read More →

Truecaller Partners with Paystack to Enable More African Businesses to Accept Online Payments

We’ve partnered with Paystack to allow more merchants across Africa to accept payments online in a frictionless and secure manner by leveraging Truecaller’s mobile identity product, Truecaller SDK. Paystack is one Read More →

FirstBank Partners with World Remit for Digital Money Transfers in Nigeria

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) for instant money transfers directly to FirstBank accounts in Nigeria. The new strategic partnership considerably expands Read More →

OROBO and OpenWay to Power Cross-Border Money Transfers to West Africa

OROBO, the newly-launched money transfer platform from Saana Holdings, is opening up cross-border remittance and bill-payments into Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Serria-Leone and supporting financial inclusion in West Africa. The WAY4 Read More →

Launch of Mobile Money Interoperability in Ghana

The use of mobile money has witnessed exponential growth over the past 9 years; with a year on year increase in the number of mobile money accounts as well as Read More →

Standard Chartered Bank Launches its First-Ever Digital Bank in Africa

Standard Chartered Bank has announced the official launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. This marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Read More →

Zenith Bank Partners Facebook and Mastercard to Pioneer QR Payments on Facebook Messenger

Zenith Bank has confirmed that it is in a strategic partnership with Facebook and Twitter to launch a Masterpass QR bot for Facebook messenger, that will enable Nigerian businesses set Read More →

Lagos State Partners with Interswitch to Provide Omni-channel Digital Payment Solutions

As part of the Lagos State Government’s strategic vision to embrace a digital future through the adoption of innovative technology and processes across all spheres of governance and public-sector service Read More →

FirstBank ATMs Account for 37 Percent of Bill Payments on ATMs in Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand has again validated its leadership position with the efficiency and creativity of the Bank’s Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) as it Read More →

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