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African Fintech Paycode Makes Top 4 at Women’s World Banking Fintech Innovation Challenge

Biometric identity and digital payments fintech company Paycode has been selected as one of the top four finalists in the Women’s World Banking Fintech Innovation Challenge and will be competing…

Driving Cashless Economy on Steroids: Strategic or Suicidal?

We are eager to hear your thoughts on this riveting subject. Is the drive for a cashless economy by CBN a strategic or a suicidal move?

Zoho Unveils Unified Communications Platform . Hits 30% YoY Revenue Growth,  16 million+ Users Globally

Establishing itself as a central work hub or virtual headquarters, Zoho Workplace is a unified office platform that combines collaboration, productivity, and communications tools.

RoutePay Receives CBN Licence to Provide Digital Payment Solutions

RoutePay Fintech Limited has been granted a full operating license by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide digital payment solutions in Nigeria. RoutePay products and services are omnichannel—available across…

CBN Grants Liberty Pay Approval to Operate as Payment Solution Service Provider Super Agent

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigeria’s financial apex regulator has granted Liberty Pay an Approval In Principle (AIP) as a Payment Solution Service Provider Super-Agent. With the fulfillment of…

Touch and Pay wins $50,000 Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2022

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge has become an important platform for supporting fintech innovators and encouraging bold solutions to advance financial inclusion in Africa.

Fintech Emerging as Africa’s Most Vibrant Sector, finds Mastercard study

White paper finds that fintech companies have tied up with banks, mobile network operators (MNOs), and other stakeholders to develop wide-ranging solutions for consumers, micro and small merchants

CEO of Nigerian Fintech NowNow, Sahir Berry, Bags Fintech Leader of the Year Award 

Sahir Berry, CEO and Co-founder of NowNow Digital Systems, has emerged as the ‘Fintech Leader of the Year’ at the recently concluded 2022 Leaders in Fintech Awards. Organized annually in Dubai by Entrepreneur…

Africa Must Trade Without Dollar to Grow Cross-Border Business, says Cellulant CEO

Francophone African countries have tried to do that by trying to create one currency- the CFA - and it's helped them quite a bit

Regulations Can Accelerate the Evolution of Africa’s FinTech . How?

While traditional banks still have a lot of ground to cover on how to solve the problem of financial inclusion, Africa is increasingly relying on digital and mobile services.

Ecobank Announces Fintech Competition, Offers $50,000 Prize

The competition gives mature and early-stage start-ups the chance to collaborate with Ecobank in 33 African nations. The deadline for applications is September 16.

Fintech Company, Bloc Acquires Orchestrate

Bloc’s 100% acquisition of Getwallets is a combined cash and equities deal with the revamped newcomer to the Bloc family remaining a standalone entity still led by CEO & founder,…

Kenya Seizes $56.7M from Flutterwave as Court Freezes 29 Bank Accounts

Flutterwave appeared the largest and it alone had its accounts frozen to the tune of $56.7 million (6.7 billion Kenyan shillings) by the country’s Asset Recovery Agency

GTCO gets CBN Approval for Digital Payment Businesses

The new subsidiary will serve to expand the group range of services to largely underserved markets in support of the CBN’s financial inclusion drive

Women in Fintech: Yvonne Elaigwu of OnePipe Speaks about Future of Payments in Nigeria; Key Trends

Yvonne Elaigwu discusses the future of Nigeria’s payment system, the trends required to drive growth in the country’s fintech space and what it takes to drive the operations of a…