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Global Transactions Get Easier with FirstBank’s Card Offerings

As in many developing countries, cash has been the most prevalent mode of payment in Nigeria until 2012 when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced the cashless policy Read More →

GCB Awarded Best Bank in Africa for Compliance

GCB Bank Limited, after being voted the Best Bank in Ghana in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance, has now emerged as Africa’s Best Bank in Compliance. GCB was rated the best among Read More →

FirstBank Spotlighting Opportunities in the Agriculture Value Chain

In 2017, the Nigerian agriculture sector witnessed a revolutionary discourse on the economic benefits of sustainable agriculture value-chain as an alternative source of economic development and foreign exchange with the Read More →

Revolutionizing the West African Financial Sector with Finnovex

Over 63% of the population of West Africa is unbanked and has a high mobile usage of 83%, thus suggesting the scope of successful digital transformation of banking and fiscal Read More →

Conducting Business and Investing in Other Countries

Many businesses are now part of a global marketplace. Even companies that primarily serve a local community cannot afford to ignore the wider world. Such businesses are likely to be Read More →

Seamless West Africa

The payments, banking and financial sectors are currently at the height of change, defined by innovation and development in technology and regulation. Seamless West Africa is a multi-brand event, with 500+ Read More →

SWIFT Message Traffic Grows 4.4% in Africa

Figures released at SWIFT’s 26th African Regional Conference show much stronger growth in particular regions, including in West Africa at 29%

Data released at the SWIFT African Regional Conference Read More →

Allied Wallet Africa will Introduce the Region to a New Level of Economical Growth

Allied Wallet Africa will introduce the region to a new level of economical growth

Allied Wallet, a globally leading provider of mainstream online payment processing, and its CEO Andy Read More →

FirstBank Reinforces Financial Inclusion Drive with Market Activations

As a part of efforts to deepen Financial Inclusion in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited extended the Agent Banking campaign to 14 major markets and business points across Bayelsa, Read More →

Interoperability: The Next Phase of Mobile Money

This is the last of a three-part series on the importance of interoperability in the payments space. In the first article we looked at the early history of electronic payments Read More →

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