Airtel Money launches M-Fanisi, a savings & loan facility to take on M-Shwari &...

  Kenya's Maisha Microfinance Bank has partnered with Airtel Money to launch M-Fanisi – a savings and loan mobile money solution targeted at Airtel Money...

Branch confirms its $2m funding & officially launches in Nigeria

Mobile financial services firm Branch has confirmed it raised KSh200m through a commercial paper arranged by Kenya's Nabo Capital as TechMoran had earlier reported. The...

Tunisian online finance news startup Ilboursa.com raises $400,000 to expand to Kenya & Nigeria

Tunisian online finance news startup Ilboursa.com has raised $400,000 to expand to its news offerings in the MENA region and eventually expand to Kenya &...

Insurance comparison site Afrinsure.com wants to increase penetration of insurance products in Kenya

Afrinsure is a new online insurance insurance comparison site and marketplace in Kenya promising its users a huge inventory of insurance covers to...

South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Joins INV Fintech Accelerator As A Partner

Standard Bank Group, has joined the INV Fintech accelerator program as a Partner, INV announced today. Standard Bank which is the largest bank in Africa,...

How a subsistence farmers’ problem led to the launch of Wala, a digital banking...

Wala is a digital banking platform for Africa making banking FREE for everyone and completely changes the way consumer’s access, engage with, and use...

Google Unveils Tez, A Payment Platform Exclusively For India

Google has launched a new digital payment app named Google Tez for the Indian market. The app supports English and seven Indian languages including...

Mobile lender Branch raises $2m to bolster its micro-loans in East Africa

Micro-lending app Branch has raised $2m (ksh 200m) to bolster its loans to SMEs in Kenya and across the east African region as its...

Tulaa mobile marketplace launches to enable farmers access inputs, finance, info & markets

  Tulaa, is a new mobile commerce business set to enable farmers to access inputs, finance, information and markets in a virtual marketplace. The platform is...

Société Générale Set To Disrupt Africa’s Mobile Payment System With The Launch of YUP

Société Générale has announced the launch of YUP, a mobile money solution that provides access to financial services even without having a bank account. Deployed...

Paga Announces That It Is Now Fully Integrated Into Nigeria’s Banking System

Paga, one of the early payment platforms in Nigeria, has announced it is now fully integrated into Nigeria's Banking System. This is according to...
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UBA Group deploys AI-powered callback technology for instant customer response

United Bank of Africa Group, (UBA) is going above and beyond the legacy banking systems to omni channel marketing and social media lead generation,...

Pineapple raises R5.2m from Lireas Holdings to revolutionise the way insurance is done in...

Pineapple, a peer-to-peer insurance tech startup based in Johannesburg, South Africa has secured seed funding of R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of...

Francophone Fintechs Can Now Apply For The Bridge Africa Accelerator Program

Fintechs and Energy startups in Francophone African countries can now apply for the Bridge Africa Accelerator Program.  The Program which is an initiative of JokkoLabs with the support of...

The rise of FinTech startups in Nigeria: Would we still need banks later on?

Hey, I was doing a bit of thinking and I came up with this. Are we truly approaching a period in Nigeria when we...

Pula Partners CGAP to Bring Satellite-Based Agricultural Insurance to 18 Million Nigerian Smallholders

Over 2.5 billion of the world’s adults remain unbanked and have no access to formal banking or semiformal microfinance institutions according to a report...

Student finance firm Prodigy Finance raises $240m to fund the growing number of international...

Students continue to struggle to find the funds needed to finance their education as banks and traditional financiers are often unable to lend internationally;...

University of Cape Town Becomes First in Africa to Offer Degree in Fintech

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has become the first university in Africa to offer a degree in Fintech, allowing students to develop the...

Belfrics Global unveils its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for early cryptocurrency investors in Africa

Barely a month after it launched its operations in Kenya, Belfrics Global is taking another bold step in the right direction. The company will...

This Kenyan developer is mining Zcash from his living room & it’s fun

With global organizations such as Dell, Microsoft, Expedia accepting bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies such Ethereum, ZCash among others, trade and mining of cryptocurrencies...

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...

PayU Nigeria Introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring bills...

SystemSpecs Takes On Nigerian Banks With App That Allows Users to View Their...

Nigeria's SystemSpecs has launched the full version of its Remita Mobile Application, for both Android and Apple phone users. The innovative payment solution according to the...

Fenix raises over $4m from MTN, Swedish Embassy & USAID to launch pay-to-own solar...

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...

Belfrics Global Launches a Bitcoin Exchange in Kenya, set to expand to Nigeria and...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y3lV_aRLR8] Headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia, with operational offices in India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Dubai, Belfrics Global has launched its Bitcoin Exchange in...

Flutterwave Secures $10 Million In Series A Funding 

Nigeria's Flutterwave, which provides modern payments infrastructure for banks and businesses to make and accept payments across Africa, announced that it has raised over $10...

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...

Total And Worldline Partner With African Fintech InTouch To Support Guichet Unique Deployment

 Total and Worldline have signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch . Under the agreements, Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the...

Bringing down East African commercial debt costs with data science

By Jim Savage, Data Science Lead at Lendable Inc. Securing debt financing to grow a medium-sized lending business in East Africa is not easy or...

WorldRemit partnering with mobile money operators to increase mobile to mobile remittances

WorldRemit is partnering with leading mobile money operators to increase mobile to mobile remittances and unlock the millions lost in sending money to Tanzania...