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Advantages of Bitcoin over the banking system in Africa

17 mars 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 mars 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 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

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 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

Building A Bank For Africa’s Future

14 novembre 2017 | | 2 Comments

The Zambia-based FinTech Zazu has completed its first funding round and is going one step further to build its digital-only bank for Africa’s future.

Across Africa, there are 350 Million people who do not use banks. Some are afraid to … 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

Instant money transfers across West and Central Africa

11 octobre 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

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