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E-commerce Giants Driving Financial Inclusion for the Kasi Economy

It has been discovered that the underbanked in the informal sector in South Africa amounts to more than 19 million individuals. Apart from this, the informal sector generates up to R260 Billion per year. In a panel discussion hosted by...

How to Safely Shop Online without a Bank Card

It has been widely assumed that making online payments is unsafe. While many have hesitations about online transactions, global markets are swiftly transitioning into a fully digital economy and society may inevitably soon be cashless. Financial inclusion is a...

African Start-Ups Shine as Global Tech Innovation Leaders

African Start-ups have gained international recognition by the World Economic Forum, as part of the top 100 most promising tech companies worldwide. These pioneers of the tech industry in Africa are tackling issues like financial inclusion, climate change, and...

Open banking could drive financial inclusion across Africa. Here’s how.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation identified five key ways that African countries can include more than 400 million people into the digital economy, with one of the key themes being the importance of exploring a pathway to open...

Financial Inclusion in Africa with Vipaso & Horizon – ITNA Digital Innovation Podcast EP 2

This week on IT News Africa’s Digital Innovation Podcast, Luis Monzon interviews Peter Neubauer, CEO of Austrian fintech startup Vipaso. Vipaso has recently released its digital payments innovation “Horizon” in many markets across Africa with Vipaso hoping to boost financial...

SME-in-a-Box: Mastercard’s New Payment Solution for Zambian Businesses

Mastercard has partnered with Zambian-based fintech company, Digital PayGo, to launch a new merchant mobile payments solution, which will enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to safely make and receive digital payments through various online channels. The solution called “SME-in-a-Box”...

“Yellow Card” Seeks to Shake Up Cryptocurrency in Kenya

Yellow Card, a leading Africa-focused finance platform for trading cryptocurrencies has finally arrived in Kenya. The company claims it already has offices in 9 African countries, allowing customers from Nigeria, Botswana, Cameroon and South Africa, and others, to buy and...

Pay on Demand is Vital for Financial Inclusion in Africa, reports Mastercard

According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand:...

7 things to expect from FinTech in 2020

Fintech is rapidly transforming the very essence of global services - from technology, social media and a transforming consumer base to enabling new business models - that's why it pays to keep an eye on the financial industry. Here are...

Fintech company, CredoLab set to drive financial inclusion in South Africa

Credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab announced on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, that it has officially launched in Africa. Starting in South Africa, CredoLab is aiming to drive financial inclusion in emerging economies on the continent by credit scoring more...
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