Digital Payments: A Crucial Step in the Financial Inclusion Endgame

By: Andy Jury, Group CEO of Mukuru In years gone by, pages such as these have been awash with articles and opinions about fintechs and their potential to drive financial inclusion and improve the lives of millions of unbanked and underserved communities. While these opinions have been crucial in raising awareness, the discussion should now

African Markets Build Resilience in a Challenging Environment

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index shows improving market infrastructure in majority of countries in the region African countries have responded positively to the need to develop domestic financial markets to protect economies from external shocks, OMFIF’s 2022 Absa Africa Financial Markets Index reveals. Even as challenging market conditions weighed on performance in the index, 19

FMBcapital Holdings Group records Robust Growth and Performance

FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH) announced further positive performance in the first half of the 2022 financial year, with a very strong growth in profit after tax (93% growth to US$25.2m on 2021 first half). The interim period of 2022 followed through strongly on concerted efforts from 2021, and saw the Group’s banking operations in Botswana,

Paysend Introduces 50 New Receiving Countries to its Global Payments Network

Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 7 million customers, today announces that 50 new receiving countries have been introduced to its global payments network since the start of 2022. These additional payments corridors mean that Paysend customers can now send money to over 170 countries worldwide. Notable additional countries supported by Paysend include: Antigua and

Colombia Real-Time Payment Platform Replicates Latin America Success in Africa

Established Colombian fintech firm Minka has announced that it plans to repeat the success of its Latin America-based real-time payments system across Africa, accelerating and easing the movement of money across the continent and improving financial inclusion. Minka is a seamless payment network that enables organisations to move money in real-time. It simplifies the movement

Mukuru Expands Services and Unlocks Value for Africans with New Campaign

The campaign recognises Africa’s rising global stature in both fintech and sport Mukuru (www.Mukuru.com), a leading next generation financial services platform in Southern Africa, launched a new campaign following the announcement of a series of sponsorships, including English Premier League side Crystal Palace and Springbok legend Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira. The ad campaign features Crystal

Mama Money Accelerates Global Expansion and Appoints New CEO

Cape Town-based fintech Mama Money is growing fast as it expands globally. This year, its cross-border money transfer volumes have more than doubled compared to the previous quarter with the company aiming to double its market share by developing new services as it enters new regions. From 2018 to 2021, the company’s volume increased by

Divestiture of Standard Chartered Bank Group’s Interest in Zimbabwe

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) wishes to advise the public that, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited has formally advised that the Standard Chartered Bank Group has made a decision to divest of its business interest in Zimbabwe. Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited has advised that the divestiture from some countries in the Middle

Suspension of Metbank Zimbabwe from Operating as an Authorised Dealer

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) wishes to advise the public that it has, with immediate effect, suspended Metbank Limited from operating as an authorised dealer pending full investigations for breach of Exchange Control regulations relating to trading in foreign currency. Metbank Limited will not be permitted to deal in foreign currency, that is

Carrick adds Zambia to growing Suite of African Offices

Carrick Wealth has received its investment license to operate in Zambia, a development which will bring positive benefits to the region. This marks the company’s fifth African country in its growing suite of offices, with presence already established in South Africa, Mauritius, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and shows that Carrick’s bold African expansion plans are taking