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Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions

The Ivorian government has signed MOU with Visa with an aim to digitise government services and ensure financial services are accessible to more Ivorians...

5 Jul 2018

Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market, by 2020 the region will have more than half a billion mobile subscribers to date...

19 Jun 2018

Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora aims to engage with existing communities in rural Africa to combat issues that keep communities circling the poverty drain by using blockchain technology in the current financial system in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Fintech breaks down borders in FX trading

The evolution to electronic foreign currency trading in Africa, given its fragmented markets and lack of legacy infrastructure, was slow to start, but has gained in traction.

23 May 2018

SA's first biometric ATM by FNB

FNB has launched a mini-ATM that uses biometrics as a means of validation for consumers, making it the first bank in South Africa to use this technology for everyday consumer banking...

7 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

Zimbabwe: Adopt rand now - Terrence Mukupe

Zimbabwe should adopt the South African rand as its official currency on an interim basis as a way of stabilising the economy, Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe has said...

25 Apr 2018

Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and the Bank of England (BoE) will work together on providing training and technical assistance to central banks in certain African countries...

17 Apr 2018

Why African banks must work with fintech startups

The need for African banks to innovate at a quicker pace and access new customer segments is behind the increasing number of financial institutions partnering with or investing in fintech startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Pick n Pay partners with Absa to introduce Grocery Stokvel Account

Pick n Pay and Absa have partnered to launch a new Grocery Stokvel Account to cater for groups saving for groceries or other store-bought essentials.

23 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia

Mastercard will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments...

1 Mar 2018

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