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Techfoliance AFRICA | 16 janvier 2018

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Fintech Archives | Techfoliance AFRICA

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

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

Digitalization Is Rethinking The Need For Banking Intermediation In Nigeria

17 novembre 2017 |

According to a study published by KPMG Nigeria, nearly 94 million Nigerian adults are considered financially underserved.

In a recent talk delivered at the 2017 Digital Summit, Boye Ademola, Partner at KPMG Nigeria, said that there were 96 million financially … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #4: MaTontine, PayQin, Wari and PesaLink

7 novembre 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 MaTontine, PayQin, Wari and PesaLink.

MaTontine

MaTontine is a Senegal-based FinTech that has … Read More

Eugene Mutai, from real farming to virtual mining in Kenya

4 novembre 2017 |

Eugene Mutai is a 28-year-old Kenyan who graduated from a random high-school and has no formal education as a coder. Like many people on the planet you would say. Yet…

In a short period of time, Mutai has acquired special … Read More

ScholarX, unlocking education across Africa with crowdfunding

31 octobre 2017 |

ScholarX is a Nigeria-based FinTech that focuses on Education Financing to help young African students access quality education both at home and abroad.

ScholarX has built its value proposition around two pillars: Scholarships finding and Funding. Using the mobile app, students … Read More

The FinTech sector in Africa is struggling to find skilled workers

19 octobre 2017 |

Financial services companies are equally concerned about the lack of availability of skills as they are about technological change.

In a recent survey published by PwC, we learn that 77% of the CEOs worldwide consider the shortage of skills as their main challenge, putting … Read More

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