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Techfoliance AFRICA | 6 November 2018

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Fintech AFRICA

Case study: Orange Money, story of a success in Africa

3 October 2018 |

Orange Money, Orange’s mobile money solution, celebrates a decade of financial innovation in Africa and confirms its position as a major mobile money player.

Launched initially in Côte d’Ivoire in 2008, the service now has 40 million customers and is available … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #8: LipaPlus, WayaWaya, Mookh and M-Changa

17 July 2018 |

Every week, Techfoliance highlights four promising Fintech start-ups across Africa in various verticals: Digital Banking, Payments, InsurTech or Investment. In this weekly FinTech mapping we have LipaPlus, WayaWaya, Mookh and M-Changa.

LipaPlus

LipaPlus is a Kenya-based Fintech that was launched by … Read More

ALAT, the digital-only bank by Nigeria-based Wema bank

10 July 2018 |

Nigerian bank Wema announced the launch of a fully functional digital bank called ALAT to address the challenges of financial inclusion in the region.

With ALAT, customers can now do all their banking transactions without being physically present at a … Read More

Binkabi to pilot tokenized commodity trading in Nigeria

2 July 2018 |

Binkabi, a blockchain-based commodity trading network, is coming to Lagos on July 5th for a meetup at Zone Tech Park that will teach participants how to make money by trading commodity-backed tokens.

Binkabi’s CEO Quan Le and Chief Economist Dr. … Read More

Standard Chartered unveils first digital-only bank in Ivory Coast

17 May 2018 | | One Comment

Standard Chartered is actively contributing to better serve the unbanked, especially in Ivory Coast where it recently launched the first digital-only bank.

The potential of Africa in the banking industry is endless, with high mobile penetration rate that can today balance … Read More

FinTech start-ups allow Nigerian SMBs accept payments online

1 May 2018 |

Disadvantages for African small businesses (SMBs) are very often the numerous obstacles they face to enter the market, from simple tasks like registering a business to more vital issues such as accessing credit. Nigeria is no exception, and many tech … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #7: Branch, Fincheck, Mangwee and MobiPay

3 April 2018 |

Every week, Techfoliance highlights four promising Fintech start-ups across Africa in various verticals: Digital Banking, Payments, InsurTech or Investment. In this weekly FinTech mapping we have Branch, Fincheck, Mangwee and MobiPay.

Branch

Branch is a Kenya-based Fintech that makes it … Read More

Kenya is the place to work in Fintech in Africa, here is why!

24 March 2018 |

According to recent studies, Kenya is the country in Africa where Fintech start-ups are paying the highest salaries to their workers.

The Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) surveyed executives and senior managers working in Fintech companies in Kenya, and discovered that … Read More

Advantages of Bitcoin over the banking system in Africa

17 March 2018 |

In a recent interview, Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO of BitPesa, explained that the issues facing the banking industry in Africa are much bigger than the challenges of adopting digital currencies.

Interestingly, Elizabeth Rossiello is comparing issues between Bitcoin and the traditional financial system … Read More

Six South African Fintech to watch in 2018

8 March 2018 |

In a recent post Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and the head of AlphaCode, shared some predictions for 2018 on the South African Fintech sector.

Dominique Collett also highlighted the 6 start-ups in finance that … Read More

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