Bill Endorsed in Parliament to Reform Tanzania Postal Bank

Parliament passed the Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) (Repeal and Transitional Provisions) Act, 2015 which paves the way for the bank to transform and reclaim its former glory. Deputy Minister for Finance, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, told the House that the Act seeks to incorporate the bank under the Companies Act in line with the Banking and

Age of “Big Data” Beginning to Filter Through into the Banking Environment

In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models and information gathering techniques. So, just, what is Big Data? The term refers to

Kopo Kopo Launches Money Transfer Services

Kenyan startup Kopo Kopo has launched external bank transfers, giving their clients another option of withdrawing funds aside from through their Kopo Kopo account to a bank account or M-Pesa wallet. “It should now be easier for you to pay suppliers, landlords, utility providers – you name it! At your request, we’ll transfer the amount

South Africa’s FNB Has The Most Popular Banking Website In Africa

In its most recent survey of web users, Alexa ( noted that FNB was the only banking website in the top 10 sites in Africa and was the most popular banking website on the continent. Typically, national or regional news-based websites dominate the top 10. As a specialised banking site primarily aimed at the bank’s

Equity Bank Grows Profit Before Tax By 22 Percent and Customer Base To Over 8m


Equity Bank Group’s profits after tax jumped 22 percent to Kshs 3.21 billion from Kshs 2.63 billion posted within the same period last year. Despite a challenging business environment characterized by uncertainty from the recent general elections and falling interest rates, prudent cost and risk management saw Equity Bank’s total income rise by 13 percent

Centenary Bank Unveils Mobile Banking Services for Its 1.3m Customers

Centenary Bank

Centenary Bank of Uganda has unveiled CenteMobile, a mobile banking service for its customers. The service supports funds transfers, account and statement queries as well as airtime purchases and bill payments. It can be  accessed on all mobile networks including MTN, Airtel, Warid, Orange and Uganda Telecom. The service is supported for both simple and smart phones.

FNB Mozambique Wins Award for Personal Banking Excellence

FNB Mozambique has been awarded the PMR.Africa Golden Arrow award 2013 for Personal Banking Excellence. The awards were conferred by PMR Africa (Performance Management Review), a research consultancy, at an awards ceremony held in Maputo yesterday. Rated by over 150 CEOs, MDs, business owners, company directors, and Government officials based in Mozambique, the award recognizes

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks In Africa

Global Finance

Global Finance magazine, in their yearly exclusive survey, has just announced the World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks for 2013. Winners are assessed and selected by Global Finance editors, industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. Decisions are based on growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products. Included in this report are the