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Techfoliance AFRICA | 2 November 2018

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Money transfer Archives | Techfoliance 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

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

African Fintech start-ups are attracting more VC investors

27 February 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

Afreximbank, a gateway for Africa’s digital transformation?

13 December 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 #4: MaTontine, PayQin, Wari and PesaLink

7 November 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 November 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

Instant money transfers across West and Central Africa

11 October 2017 |

Wafacash is partnering once again with WorldRemit to offer its customers instant money transfers across West and Central Africa.

Wafacash is a Morocco-based company part of Attijariwafa bank’s group, one of Africa’s major banking institutions. It has developed a range … Read More

How mobile money is rapidly changing the face of Sub Saharan Africa

6 October 2017 |

Bank accounts have an important role to play, making transactions more efficient, secure and transparent and allowing people to manage their savings and build wealth over time. In Africa, things are different with the rise of mobile money solutions.

According … Read More

Financial inclusion for women in Ivory Coast with Orange money

2 October 2017 |

The mobile financial services market in Ivory Coast is the largest in the West African Economic and Monetary Union region, and yet women are still facing much more difficulties than men to access traditional payment solutions.

Key Figures

In … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #2: Bantu Tech, Paga, Lelapa Fund and Bettr

27 September 2017 |

Every week, Techfoliance highlights four promising Fintech start-ups across Africa in various verticals: lending, payment, investment, etc. In this weekly FinTech mapping we have Bantu Tech, Paga, Lelapa and Bettr.

Bantu Tech

Bantu Tech was started by … Read More

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