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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

Mapping Fintech Egypt 2018

16 April 2018 |

Building on insights gathered through discussions with various digital finance providers in Egypt, this report will give you access to the most up-to-date mapping of Fintech players in Egypt.

The report will also provide you with an historical look at … 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

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

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

18 January 2018 | | 2 Comments

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 January 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

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

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