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Techfoliance AFRICA | 23 octobre 2017

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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

African Fintech Mapping Week #3: Bankymoon, Direct Pay, Uprise and M-Fanisi

16 octobre 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 Bankymoon, Direct Pay, Uprise and M-Fanisi.


Bankymoon is a Johannesburg-based Blockchain and Crypto-Currency Software Consulting … Read More

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

6 octobre 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 octobre 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

Alternative Circle is the #1 African Fintech to qualify to MAS competition

25 septembre 2017 | | One Comment

Alternative Circle has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards, making it the only company in the continent to qualify.

In May 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)Read More

Digital literacy to drive financial inclusion in Tanzania

20 septembre 2017 |

In a recent post published on the World Economic Forum, Faraja Kotta Nyalandu, founder & Executive Director at Shule Direct, shared her experience when visiting a village in Arusha city with African students.

In a continent where 38 % of African … Read More

Fintech in Ghana: Key Figures

13 septembre 2017 |

Ghana’s fintech ecosystem is one of the most active in the sub-Saharan region, with one of the highest mobile adoption rate and more people having access to traditional financial services.

By the mid-1990s, it was estimated between 2 … Read More

[Challenge] How can your blockchain project benefit the world?

12 septembre 2017 |

Techfoliance Africa supports Humaniq with its international competition of blockchain projects to improve the lives of the world’s unbanked people by integrating them into the global financial system.

Humaniq brings isolated people into modern markets, creating a new source of … Read More

Eneza could bridge the financial literacy gap in Africa

11 septembre 2017 |

In the Fintech disruption stands out the challenge for financial literacy, especially in emerging markets like in Africa where most of the population needs to be tought how to manage their savings, pay and even transfer money with new channels … Read More

Zazu, the first digital-only bank in Zambia

11 septembre 2017 |

The amount of funds raised by African Tech start-ups is getting bigger year after year, and inspires a whole generation of Tech entrepreneurs.

Flutterwave recently closed a $10 Million equity funding round from well known VC’s, less than a … Read More