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Financial inclusion Archives | Techfoliance AFRICA

African Fintech start-ups are attracting more VC investors

27 février 2018 |

Fintech start-ups are tackling the challenges of financial inclusion in a continent where the banking penetration rate is among the lowest in the world.

The trend for financial technologies in Africa is moving at an impressive rate, according to recent … Read More

Nigeria’s plan to become Africa’s leading Fintech hub

22 février 2018 |

Last January, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Fintech Nigeria, country’s main association in financial technologies, announced a strategic collaboration to support new entrants in the Nigerian capital market.

According to Dr Segun Aina, Chairman of Fintech Nigeria:

« Fintech Nigeria has … Read More

« Mojaloop », an open-source banking software to better serve unbanked in Africa

17 février 2018 |

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been partnering with Fintech start-ups around the world to support financial inclusion in emerging countries.

Last October 2017, the Gates Foundation launched « Mojaloop » , an open-source banking software, in collaboration with five Fintech scale-ups: Ripple, Dwolla, ModusBox, Software … Read More

African FIs can plug-in to the best Fintech with FinForward

13 février 2018 |

The Fintech program was launched last September 2017 by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and Above & Beyond Tech (a&b), a Miami-based company dedicated to accelerating the digital transformation of the financial industry.

FinForward At a Glance

FinFoward is a program designed to … Read More

How investing in financial inclusion will grow south africa’s economy

8 février 2018 |

Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. A strong emphasis on access to financial services is a key to unlocking economic development and growth in South Africa and emerging markets in 2018 and … Read More

Finland is adding €9.3m to its SAIS tech program in Africa

5 février 2018 |

The Finnish government has announced its decision to unlock more than 9 million euros to support Tech start-ups across Africa.

Following Partech Venture’s announcement of the launch of a multi-million fund to invest in high-growth tech start-ups across Africa, it … Read More

Partech Ventures’s new $70m Africa VC fund will invest in Fintech

18 janvier 2018 | | One Comment

After several months, the french VC Partech Ventures officially announces the launch of its Africa fund, that has a total of US$70 million to be invested in pan-African tech start-ups.

The VC fund has historically invested in tech companies, including … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #6: Jamii, MoneyFellows, Fiftyfor and PayPass

9 janvier 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 Jamii, MoneyFellows, Fiftyfor and PayPass.


Jamii is a Tanzania-based Insurtech that has developed … Read More

Key Take Aways from Finnovation 2017 in Ethiopia

3 janvier 2018 |

Few weeks ago, Finnovation was kicking off in Ethiopia and we are glad to share with you thoughts and take aways on fintech trends gathered from international and local experts.

In case you could not attend, we are happy to … Read More

South Africa As A Bitcoin Hub: Three Use Cases

26 décembre 2017 |

Bitcoin’s adoption in most African countries has been rather slow. However, it has not been the case for South Africa.

South Africa stands out as a country that is home to several bitcoin initiatives that demonstrate how the world’s leading … Read More

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