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How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia

3 days ago

Uganda's Numida encourages app usage with access to loans

Last week was a big week for Ugandan fintech startup Numida, as it was declared winner of the Kampala leg of the Seedstars World competition

By Tom Jackson 18 Aug 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG

8 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region

8 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes

25 Jul 2017

African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category

25 Jul 2017

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

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