Mastercard’s Community Pass Customer Summit Paves the Way for Mastercard’s Digital and Financial Inclusion

Mastercard’s second annual Community Pass Customer Summit in Kampala, Uganda gathered more than 90 public and private sector partners, featured 20+ thought leaders dedicated to crafting sustainable solutions for digital and financial inclusion across Africa and beyond. This year’s summit showcased over 10 cutting-edge technologies and financial institutions, each presenting their digital solutions designed to

Mastercard and hatua.net Join Forces to Equip Kenya’s Disadvantaged Youth With Essential Professional Skills

Mastercard and Hatua.net – an independent UK and US registered charity working to promote education and employment among youth in Kenya and Uganda – have joined hands to empower young people with the essential skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive job market. Primary school in Kenya and Uganda is free but secondary school fees,

Mastercard and Equity Bank to Work Together to Foster Financial Inclusion in Uganda

Mastercard and Equity Bank Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding today aimed at improving financial inclusion for digitally excluded individuals, communities, and businesses in Uganda. Equity Bank intends to leverage Mastercard’s Community Pass solution to: • Issue financial inclusion cards that will serve as an online and offline store of value, enabling individuals to securely

Stanbic Uganda Chooses IBM to Offer Secure and Integrated Banking Experiences to Customers

• Stanbic Uganda selects IBM to help build banking-as-a-platform services. • The shift enables Stanbic Uganda to meet growing customer expectations in line with global trends. Stanbic Bank Uganda Holdings Limited (Stanbic Bank Uganda), Uganda’s largest commercial bank by assets with over three decades of serving the market, has selected IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Cloud Pak

Unifi’s Winning Formula: A Milestone in Fostering Financial Inclusion Across Sub-Saharan Africa

As a fast-growing provider of innovative, unsecured lending solutions to underserved markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, Unifi is thrilled to announce that it has opened its fiftieth branch in Africa. This marks an exciting milestone as Unifi moves closer to its mission of bringing simple, affordable credit to one million customers by 2025. “This milestone launch

Ukheshe Takes a Fresh, Dynamic Approach to its African Growth

The adage ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ is apt for enterprises considering expansion into new African markets. Anthony Karingi, Vice President of Business Development – East Africa at leading fintech enablement partner Ukheshe, says the company is taking a collaborative approach to its regional expansion strategy – and is already reaping the benefits.

Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV)

Global Alliance for Banking on Values ED Commends Ugandan financial institutions for adopting transformative financial solutions. Martin Rohner the Executive Director, Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), has commended Centenary Bank for adopting transformative solutions that will aide in creating a sustainable finance eco system. In conjunction with the GABV ED Martin Rohner, Fabian

SC Ventures Partners with Yabx to Expand Access to Financial Services in Africa

‘Purpose-driven loans’ centred around inclusion, education, skill development and gender are the main products being developed for African markets This collaborative partnership leverages the expertise and global best-practices from the financial services industry with the disruption and nimbleness of a fintech to address the need for responsible consumer finance in Africa. SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s

Leaf Wallet App Rebranded to BOSS Money as Part of Expansion Across Africa

BOSS Money Customers across Africa will be able to Receive Money Transfers Directly into their Boss Money Wallet from Family and Friends in the U.S.  IDT Corporation, a global provider of fintech, cloud communications, and traditional communications services, announced today that it is rebranding its Africa-based Leaf Wallet app to IDT’s flagship financial services brand,

Equity Group Appoints Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO)

Samuel Kirubi, has been promoted to the position of GCOO from his current role of Managing Director of Equity Bank Uganda In his seven years of duty in Uganda, he turned around the entity from No 16 to the 5th most profitable bank in Uganda and the 6th largest bank in deposits and assets He