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Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

Thomson Reuters app simplies forex auctions

The Thomson Reuters Eikon Auctions app has been used successfully for the first time for live foreign exchange auctions in Ghana and Uganda

6 Mar 2017

Global framework to speed up spread of mobile

The imminent release of a global framework on digital financial services is expected to accelerate the adoption of mobile money transfer and payments

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2016

Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups

Cape Town-based Cactus Capital, the investment arm of Cactus Advisors, has invested in African fintech startups Flutterwave and e-Factor

18 Nov 2016

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech

1 Jul 2016

The Africa Tax Symposium lands in Uganda

The African Tax Symposium will analyse international tax issues and place them within the African context

24 Mar 2016

Mobile money provides greater access to banking services in sub-Saharan Africa

Still barriers to entry for sub-Saharan mobile money services

7 Mar 2016

"Pockets of glory" for property investment in Africa

There are pockets of glory, particularly in East Africa - but property investors need to do their homework before venturing in

4 Mar 2016

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48%

10 Feb 2016

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country

30 Dec 2015

Compuscan invests to improve financial inclusion in Uganda

Compuscan was recently announced as one of nine winners of the MasterCard Foundation's first Innovation Competition under its Fund for Rural Prosperity

4 Nov 2015

InstantMoney now in Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

Standard Bank has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda, with Namibia to follow

22 Jul 2015

Diversify your savings, investments...But where?

Investing for the future is akin to a bird laying many eggs. Most of us aspire to start up businesses of our own, save and live a good life. However, few of us really know where

By Julius Masaba 14 Jul 2015

3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry

13 Jul 2015

Multi-asset funds are managed by experienced asset managers

Portfolio flow statistics from the Association of Savings and Investment in South Africa over the last few quarters have shown a significant rise in the percentage of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes where exposures to these asset classes are actively and tactically managed.

By Imraan Jakoet 21 Oct 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014

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