This Startup Wants to be a Peer-to-Peer Lending Marketplace for Nigerians

When it comes to accessing loans from financial institution in Nigeria, it’s never really easy. From too many processes, to strict requirements that many find hard to meet, and high interest rates.... Read more »

Oxford University and Get Smarter Launch FinTech Programme

Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and South African e-learning company GetSmarter have launched an online FinTech programme to help meet the challenges of a rapidly changing financial services industry. The new digital... Read more »

Fenix raises over $4m from MTN, Swedish Embassy & USAID to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia

Fenix International, a venture-backed pay-to-own home solar system technology and and financial services firm has raised funds from MTN, the Swedish Embassy in Zambia and USAID to launch pay-to-own solar home systems... Read more »

Paystack Hit One Billion Naira in Monthly Transaction Volume

Nigeria’s Paystack has announced that it just hit 1 billion Naira ($3.2 million) in monthly transaction volume. The announcement was made via a series of tweets by the company’s Co-founder and CTO, Ezra... Read more »

Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be Disruptive

Howard Miller and Grace Njoroge dig deeper into the idea of innovation and what it means for the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity.  It is clear that technology is changing the... Read more »

UPDATED: Tangazoletu hits ten years, seeking partners to bring financial services to ten million unbanked Kenyans

Kenya’s mobile money integrator for merchants Tangazoletu has marked ten years of its existence with an ambitious target to bring ten million unbanked Kenyans in the informal sector through financial technology solutions.... Read more »

Sureswipe launches an integrated point-of sale system to reduce contracts costs for merchants

South Africa’s Sureswipe, an independent payment service provider has launched a new Integrated Payments product expected to reduce manual hours spent on reconciliations, making customer payments quicker and safer. According to Paul... Read more »