Prudential Financial invests $1.5million in the emerging market-focused LeapFrog Talent Accelerator

Prudential Financial invests $1.5million in the emerging market-focused LeapFrog Talent Accelerator

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Talent development is the single greatest challenge most firms in emerging markets face. To help solve these problems, LeapFrog Investments has launched the LeapFrog Talent Accelerator (LTA), the private equity industry’s first talent development programme for CEOs, C-suite executives and middle managers in…

Peer-to-peer lending platform Pezesha launches instant SMS loans capability for non-smartphone borrowers

Peer-to-peer lending platform Pezesha launches instant SMS loans capability for non-smartphone borrowers

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Kenya’s peer-to-peer lending platform Pezesha has unveiled a new feature allowing borrowers to apply for loans via SMS. The firm said the feature will require borrowers to only send the word “Apply” to Pezesha’s SMS short code 22235 to get loans instantly. These feature will also…

Peer-to-peer marketplace Pezesha to participate at the Blackbox Connect 20 in Silicon Valley

Peer-to-peer marketplace Pezesha to participate at the Blackbox Connect 20 in Silicon Valley

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Kenya’s Pezesha.com a peer-to-peer micro-lending marketplace for Africa has been selected to participate at the upcoming Blackbox Connect 20 accelerator programme, a two-week residential programme for startup founders from across the globe. Holding in Silicon Valley in November this year, Blackbox is…

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

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

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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 in Zambia. The funding together with MTN’s distribution networks will…

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

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

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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. According to Chief Executive Officer of Tangazoletu Mr.Chris Gathingu the…