Ecobank Group to Accelerate Electronic Payments Adoption in 32 Sub-Saharan African Countries

Leading pan-African banking group Ecobank Transnational Inc. (“Ecobank”) signed a landmark multi-country agreement with global payments technology company MasterCard to bring MasterCard’s payment solutions to more than 32 sub-Saharan African markets. It is a move that is expected to increase the acceptance and adoption of electronic payments in Africa. A culmination of the multi-country licensing

Orange and Ecobank Launch Money Transfer Service in Africa

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger,

Ecobank Group Gets Nod to Open Investment Bank in Kenya

EBI Investment Corporation Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Ecobank Capital has been granted an investment bank license by the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya. Ecobank Capital (registered as Ecobank Development Corporation) is the investment banking arm of the Ecobank Group, with operating offices currently in Abidjan, Accra, Lagos and Douala, including dealing membership of five

Ecobank Releases Results of AGM

At the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, held at the Group headquarters in Lomé, all the ordinary resolutions were duly passed. This included the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Ikazoboh as the Group’s new Chairman. An accountant by training, Mr. Emmanuel Ikazoboh has over 35 years’ experience of international business management and corporate

Ecobank Acquires Banco ProCredit and Commences Trading in Mozambique

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and ProCredit Holding (‘PCH’) have announced that they have concluded negotiations for the acquisition of the 96% stake in Banco ProCredit Mozambique previously held by ProCredit Holding and the DOEN Foundation. The transaction has received the approval of the regulatory authorities in Mozambique and the Bank has started trading as Ecobank Mozambique,

Ecobank Announces New Member of the Board of Directors

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has announced the co-option of a new member of the Board of Directors. On Monday 31 March 2014 Hewett Adegboyega O. Benson (48), became a Non-Executive Director, representing AMCON on the board. The appointment of Mr. Hewett Benson brings the total number of members of the Board of Directors of ETI

MTN and Ecobank Partner to Improve Access to Mobile Financial Services

MTN Mobile Money users, who are also Ecobank customers in 12 African countries, will soon be able to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs. They will also be able to transfer money between their Mobile Money and Ecobank accounts. The service was piloted in Ghana last month, and will soon be launched in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces new Group CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated has announces the departure of Group CEO Mr Thierry Tanoh with effect from 12 March 2014. Effective the same date he will no longer be a Director of ETI. Mr Tanoh joined the Ecobank Group as CEO designate in July 2012 and commenced his executive role in October 2012 prior to being

Ecobank EGM Passes Governance Action Plan

Ecobank shareholders meeting at an Extraordinary General Meeting today passed the Governance Action Plan proposed by the Board of Directors in compliance with the recommendations of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria and contained in a joint report by SEC and the international firm, KPMG. The implementation of the detailed 51 point plan

Ecobank to Acquire Banco ProCredit Mozambique

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and ProCredit Holding Germany (PCH) have announced that they are in discussions with the view to Ecobank acquiring a majority stake in PCH’s Mozambican subsidiary – Banco ProCredit Mozambique (PCM). Ecobank has formally expressed an interest in purchasing Banco ProCredit in Mozambique by acquiring the shares currently held by ProCredit Holding and