Emergent Technology acquires Ghana-based Interpay Africa

Emergent Technology acquires Ghana-based Interpay Africa

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Ghana based payments processor, Interpay Limited (“Interpay Africa”) has been recently acquired by Emergent Technology.  Emergent Technology Holdings LP is a global financial technology firm. Interpay Africa connects merchant in Africa to both...
What are SMS Payments

What are SMS Payments?

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The SMS or Short Message Service has become an integrated part of our everyday life. Several businesses have exploited the SMS to make our life easier and among them are SMS/phone...
Chipper Cash raises $6 million for Southern Africa expansion

African payments startup Chipper Cash has raised $6M to expand to southern Africa

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Chipper Cash, the payments startup by Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled and his Ugandan counterpart, Ham Serunjogi, has just raised $6 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The payments startup intends to use...
MOVE: The USSD based payment platform for people on the go, fintech

MOVE: Efficient USSD based payment platform for people on the go

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In recent years, the fintech ecosystem of Ghana’s finance sector has experienced some significant development and growth. This is due to efforts made by state institutions as well as private entities...
GTBank Best Digital Bank of the year

These are the initiatives that made GTBank Best Digital Bank of the Year

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The International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) has given GTBank “Best Digital Bank of the Year” award for the bank using financial tech innovations to provide its customers smooth and easy...
Betway Ghana launches fintech challenge, the Betway Fintech Challege. The grand prize of the competition is 20,000 cedis

Betway Ghana launches fintech challenge; 20,000 cedis grand prize

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Betting company, Betway Ghana, has officially launched a Fintech Challenge competition in the country. The official launching of the competition took place with the week at the Accra Digital Centre. The objective...
KudiGO selected for $450k seed investment

KudiGo gets selected among 5 African startups for $450k seed investment

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Ghanaian fintech startup, KudiGO has been selected along with 4 other fintech startups in Africa to receive seed investment from Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Standard Bank. Founders Factory Africa is...
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Africa’s FinTech sector grows by 60% in 2 years – Disrupt Africa

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Africa's Fintech sector is developing at a rapid pace, as the number of startups functioning on the continent has grown by over sixty percent since 2017, while funding attained new records...
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Fintech in Ghana: Financial inclusion and the drive towards a cashless economy

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Financial Technology, widely known by the moniker 'FinTech', is the application of technology in delivering financial products and services to clients or customers. While technology on its own was nothing new...
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UK pledges support for Fintechs in Nigeria

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The United Kingdom recently reminded everyone of their total commitment to aiding the Nigerian financial technology (Fintech) ecosystem. Ms. Harriet Thompson, who is the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos made...
When it Makes Sense to Outsource FinTech Software Development

When it makes sense to outsource FinTech software development

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The integration between technology and finance has given rise to a whole new, and fast-growing, industry known as FinTech. Long gone are the day where you need to pay a personal...

GCB now has its own mobile money platform called G-Money

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Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) has finally launched the electronic money platform we reported late last month. This new mobile money platform is called G-Money. The service is scheduled to go live...
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A Guide To Moving Money In And Out Of Ghana

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Data released by the Pew Research Center shows that around U.S. $585 million in remittances flowed into Ghana from the United States in 2016. Around U.S. $395 million from Nigeria and...
Digital payments in Ghana

Digital payments in Ghana – Making life easier?

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The world is gradually experiencing a shift on how it operates. With the increased use of technology and internet connectivity, most people now opt for immediate, fast and convenient ways of...
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Ghanaian fintech company ALEXpay wins at global business outlook award

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Ghanaian mobile money and payment processing platform, ALEXpay, has won the Best Money Transfer Application Award at the 2019 Global Business Outlook Awards. The Global Business Outlook awards aim to recognise and reward...
OPay ready to expand into Ghana

Opera’s OPay ready to expand into Ghana

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OPay is one of the fastest-growing companies in Nigeria, which provides consumers with a wide range of services including mobile payments and transfers, ridesharing and food delivery. This child company of...

Lagos to host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit for the first time in November

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Africa’s premier fintech event, the Africa Fintech Summit, (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018. This event comes on the heels of the...
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7 Best online payment platforms in Ghana for cashless transactions

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Ghana is on a quest to achieve a paperless economy. For that reason and more, online payment platforms are becoming a thing that service providers and consumers are turning to. Aside the...
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How technology is altering the African financial services industry

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Digital finance has the potential to reach over 1.6 billion new retail customers in emerging economies and to increase the volume of loans extended to individuals and businesses by $2.1 trillion. This is...
Kudigo MOBEX Africa Awards

KudiGo takes home retail and commerce innovation award at MOBEX Africa Awards

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Ghana’s fintech startup, KudiGO has been awarded as the Technology Innovation of the Year for Retail and Commerce at the 2019 MOBEX Africa Innovation Awards. The awards event was organised to...