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Fintech to solve financial exclusion in Egypt

Egypt boasts one of the fastest-growing business markets in Africa. With that said,fintech is set to play a key role in providing basic financial services to the large pool of unbanked people. According to the latest report from Africa’s leading...

Financial inclusion and consumer safety through digitisation

Use of hard cash as a percentage of total global payments is steadily declining but the key driver of its supply and demand is the consumer’s propensity to adopt alternatives such as digital transactions. The use of legal tender such...

Nigerian start-up and Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution that...

Mastercard to Support Development of Ghana’s Digital Payment Ecosystem

Mastercard, in support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa. This was highlighted during a recent discussion...

Bridging inequality through a cashless economy– lessons for SA

South Africa can learn from the Indian government’s moves to bank its unbanked population by limiting the amount of cash that can be drawn at one time, identifying populations with high potential to ‘go cashless’, and by subsidising smart...

Could Zim become Africa’s first cashless economy?

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless, wants to turn the company's mobile wallet technology, known as EcoCash, into Zimbabwe's primary method of payment. Masiyiwa claims that it will no small task; however, he essentially wants to replace the...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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