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Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

Pakistan's largest bank HBL issuing UnionPay Debit Card in Seychelles, Kenya and Mauritius

Recently, HBL, Pakistan's largest bank, announced the launch of UnionPay Debit Card in Seychelles, Kenya and Mauritius at Savory Hotel, Seychelles...

Issued by UnionPay International 5 Apr 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

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015

SimbaPay launches M-Pesa Paybill service

SimbaPay has launched a product that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. This is a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform...

11 Jun 2015

Equity Bank introduces mobile banking smart SIM

Kenya's Equity Bank will be issuing an ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with patented technology from Taisys. The bank's customers can now enjoy funds transfer, micro-payments and other mobile financial services...

7 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

Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network

Similar to the PesaPoint ATM network, PesaPoint is set to launch an expansive network, 'super Agent Network', composing over 1200 agents countrywide.

24 Jun 2014

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

Santam wants to unwind international division

South Africa's largest short-term insurer‚ Santam‚ said last week it was looking to unwind its Europe-focused international division.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 23 Apr 2014

Old Mutual sees strong customer growth

London- and JSE-listed insurer Old Mutual grew the number of customers in its operations in the rest of Africa by 590,000 in 2013 as it continues to focus on emerging markets to achieve growth.

By Gillian Jones 3 Mar 2014

NIC Bank launches mobile banking platform

Kenya's NIC Bank has announced the launch of NOW mobile banking, a platform that facilitates efficient, on-the-go financial services including online cheque deposits.

30 Jan 2014

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