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Tag: Africa

AIIB reaches 100-member milestone

July 16, 2019

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) now has 100 approved members after its Board of Governors today supported the applications of three African countries. The milestone was reached with the addition of Benin...

Standard Chartered’s digital strategy across Africa

July 5, 2019

Digital banks now available in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of the Bank’s digital transformation strategy for Africa Standard Chartered announce launch of social banking solution for Africa in Kenya, Uganda,...

Standard Chartered launches African eXellerator

April 15, 2019

On April 8th, Standard Chartered Bank announced the opening of a new innovation hub branch in Kenya. The Africa eXellerator, located in the bank’s head office in Chiromo, Nairobi, will provide a much awaited regional pla...

BitPesa creates ripples in the finance market

September 28, 2018

Digital foreign exchange and payment platform Bitpesa leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. Wendy Atkins talks on behalf of Disruption...

6 African Tech Firms to Watch

September 25, 2018

This year, investment, innovation and growth has been erupting from African businesses at a temperature hot enough for the world to notice. The reason? Their ability to penetrate and tap into the potential of its still u...

The Key to Challenger and Traditional Banks’ success

July 2, 2018

As we enter a fast-moving new era for financial services, old and new players are finding ways to work together to ensure their survival. Wendy Atkins explores the ways in which traditional institutions and fintechs can...

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