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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

“Mojaloop”, an open-source banking software to better serve unbanked in Africa

17 February 2018 |

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been partnering with Fintech start-ups around the world to support financial inclusion in emerging countries.

Last October 2017, the Gates Foundation launched “Mojaloop” , an open-source banking software, in collaboration with five Fintech scale-ups: Ripple, Dwolla, ModusBox, Software … Read More

How investing in financial inclusion will grow south africa’s economy

8 February 2018 |

Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. A strong emphasis on access to financial services is a key to unlocking economic development and growth in South Africa and emerging markets in 2018 and … 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

Key Take Aways from Finnovation 2017 in Ethiopia

3 January 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

South Africa As A Bitcoin Hub: Three Use Cases

26 December 2017 |

Bitcoin’s adoption in most African countries has been rather slow. However, it has not been the case for South Africa.

South Africa stands out as a country that is home to several bitcoin initiatives that demonstrate how the world’s leading … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #5: SureRemit, Dopay, Ovamba and Kocela

2 December 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

Digitalization Is Rethinking The Need For Banking Intermediation In Nigeria

17 November 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

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

25 September 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

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