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Fintech Archives | Techfoliance AFRICA

« 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

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

Afreximbank, a gateway for Africa’s digital transformation?

13 décembre 2017 |

In April 2016, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), a pan-African Eximbank based in Egypt, first announced its intra-African trade strategy to strenghen trade among African countries to $250 billion by 2021.

Since then, the Afreximbank has accelerated and received the support … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #5: SureRemit, Dopay, Ovamba and Kocela

2 décembre 2017 |

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 SureRemit, Dopay, Ovamba and Kocela.


SureRemit is a Nigeria-based FinTech that has … Read More

The Very Basics Of Banking

27 novembre 2017 |

Banks are not that different from any other businesses. What sets them apart is that they work with money: looking after it, lending it, and helping people pay for things with it.

Looking after your money

Cash is very dangerousRead More

The Sarb Launches A FinTech Unit In South Africa

21 novembre 2017 |

Francois Groepe, deputy governor at the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is looking for ways to build a regulatory environment that could facilitate FinTech developments in the region.

Like many regulators around the world, the Sarb has tried to strenghen … Read More

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