The role of financial services in achieving financial inclusion in Rwanda and beyond – Network International and I&M Bank (Rwanda) Plc

By Dr. Reda Helal, Group Managing Director – Processing, Africa and Co-Head Group Processing, Network International and Benjamin Mutimura, CEO, I&M Bank (Rwanda) Plc. The momentum of financial inclusion programmes is progressively strengthened as financial institutions, businesses and consumers embrace cashless convenience and digital payments that are secure and seamless. Technology development broadens the scope

Accel-KKR Welcomes Tim Sherwin to Entersekt Board of Directors

Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Tim Sherwin, former CEO and Co-founder of Cardinal Commerce, to portfolio company Entersekt’s board of directors. Entersekt, the financial authentication company, provides financial institutions around the world with digital banking fraud prevention and payment security solutions. As former CEO and Co-founder of Cardinal Commerce,

PayU GPO Lauded as Best Payment Solution at Absa Awards, Broadening Financial Inclusion and Innovation

PayU GPO, a leading South African financial services and payment service provider, is proud to announce its Absa Award win in the category: Best Payment Solution. The prestigious award showcases PayU GPO’s market leading and comprehensive suite of payment solutions tailored for the South African market and beyond. The category celebrates the Fintech company that

iiDENTIFii Announces Strategic Channel Partnership

South African face biometrics leader iiDENTIFii has announced that local cybersecurity provider CYBER1 Solutions, will represent their award-winning solution in South Africa. CEO of iiDENTIFii, Gur Geva, says, “We’re thrilled about the increased momentum our platform is gaining in the region through this strategic move. Collaboratively, we aim to provide a greater number of businesses

The Cyber-Resilient CFO: Protecting Your Finances From Cybercrime – Eftsure

Data is the new gold in today’s hyperconnected market, and the threat landscape for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) is evolving faster than ever. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their deviance, employing a dizzying array of tactics to infiltrate and exploit vulnerabilities within financial systems. To navigate this minefield of financial fraud and protect their

IBM Report: Identity Comes Under Attack in Middle East and Africa, Straining Enterprises’ Recovery Time From Breaches

IBM released the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index highlighting an emerging global identity crisis as cybercriminals double down on exploiting user identities to compromise enterprises worldwide. This global trend is also reflected in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), with the use of valid local accounts and valid cloud accounts, making up the primary

Interswitch and eMaisha Pay Partner to Digitize Payments in the Agricultural Value Chain

Interswitch, one of Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce companies and eMaisha Pay have announced a partnership which will digitize payments in Uganda’s agriculture sector to address several challenges encountered by farmers as well as businesses throughout the value chain. To tackle issues such as limited access to credit, absence of appropriate saving tools,

Visa’s Growing Services Business Infused with New AI-Powered Products

Visa, a leader in digital payments, announced continued expansion of its global value-added services business with the addition of three new AI-powered risk and fraud prevention solutions. The new products, part of the end-to-end Visa Protect suite, are designed to reduce fraud across immediate account-to-account and card not present (CNP) payments, as well as transactions

Purpose-Driven Banking: How Meaningful Financial Inclusion Can Unlock Sustainable Growth – Ecentric

By Rory Bosman, Executive for Sales & Marketing at Ecentric Tough economic conditions may well force financial institutions into a type of survival mode where the priority and focus is on retaining and growing market share, which is crucial, of course, but purpose-driven banking is not only possible in difficult times, it should form the

Proactive Strategies for SA Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Payment Fraud in 2024 – eftsure Africa

Amid a spate of high-profile payment fraud cases in South Africa, the need for robust fraud payment prevention measures has never been more apparent, says Ryan Mer, CEO of eftsure Africa, a Know Your Payee™ (KYP) and payment fraud prevention platform provider. In April 2023, three former bank employees received jail sentences of 15 years