Ghana Commercial Bank can now issue “electronic money”

Ghana Commercial Bank can now issue “electronic money” as BoG gives approval

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Ghana Commercial Bank has now been given the green light by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to issue electronic money. This is a transaction that is similar to the widely-known mobile...
Bloom Impact, the financial services marketplace for small businesses in Ghana

Bloom Impact: A financial services marketplace for small businesses in Ghana

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For small businesses, getting money to boost your business in our part of the world is quite hectic. That opportunity is almost non-existent. That is why young entrepreneurs have come together...
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5 apps to send and receive money across all networks in Ghana

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The Fintech industry in Ghana is always striving to make payment and money transfer easier. I’ve compiled 5 apps that makes bills payment, sending and receiving of cash in Ghana convenient, much...
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...
Five factors to impact fintech cybersecurity

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...
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Andrew Fassnidge writes: The race to dethrone cash is on 

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Cash is king. Correction, cash was king. It seems cash has an enemy. Technology. Technology plays a huge role in economic development and supporting the growth of Africa. No matter the...
Nvoicia wins 2019 Seedstars startup competition

Fintech startup Nvoicia wins 2019 Seedstars Ghana competition

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Early last month, we announced that Seedstars World, a global startup incubator, is touring Africa for startups. The 2019 Africa Tour was to select and help startups that come to pitch...
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Is the Telcos in Ghana subtly breaking expressPay and other Fintech startups?

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My personal opinion is that expressPay is one of the best eCommerce marketplace and a payment gateway provider Ghana has. Since its inception, this company has maintained the simplicity of getting...
MTN Mobile Money fraud: 5 Ways they get your name and phone numbers

MTN Mobile Money fraud: 5 ways a fraudster can get your name and phone...

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Mobile Money fraud on the MTN network is so rampant it can be likened to a virus sweeping through a community. Every user has either had an encounter with the fraudsters...
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Bitcoin has a ‘Green Candle’ start to 2020

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Bitcoin has started the year with a ‘green’ candle month.  January has seen BTC climb from US$6,836 on (01/01/20) to US$US$9341 (31/01/20) after close to six losing months for the second...
Five factors to impact fintech cybersecurity

Fintech threat predictions for 2020

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See Fintech threat predictions for 2020: 1. Fintech is under attack: Mobile investment applications are becoming more popular nowadays. Cybercriminals will target this trend in 2020 and not all these apps have...
My First Pay: A new mobile money transfer platform

My First Pay: A new mobile money transfer platform

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The fintech industry in Africa keeps growing exponentially and it’s really helping as they reach people in locations who otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to utilize such innovations. With this, a...
Sasai integrated social payments platform

Sasai: A new integrated social payments platform launches for Africa

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A new integrated social payments platform, Sasai, has been launched for Africans. This new payments platform was developed by African fintech company, Cassava Fintech International (CFI). The Sasai payments platform will be...
Western Union moves money into AirtelTigo Money wallets for Ghanaians

Western Union moves money into AirtelTigo Money wallets for Ghanaians

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Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has collaborated with AirtelTigo Money (ATM) to enable Ghanaians to receive international money transfers through Western Union directly into AirtelTigo...
G-Money Mobile Wallet and MTN Mobile Money: The ultimate comparison

G-Money Mobile Wallet and MTN Mobile Money: The ultimate comparison

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MTN's Mobile Money service has been the industry leader in mobile payment platforms since its inception in the late 2000s. Over the years, despite the other telcos coming out with their...
expressPay acquires information security standards certificate

expressPay acquires information security standards certificate

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expressPay, one of the Ghanaian payment services has obtained two information security standards certificates, specifically, ISO27001:2013 and PCI-DSS Level 1. These certificates are international standards that provide the specification for an...
Korba universal shortcode

Korba has introduced a universal shortcode for all networks in Ghana

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Telecom subscribers in Ghana can now access their USSD services via a universal shortcode. This universal shortcode has been launched by Korba, a Ghanaian fintech startup that is run by Halges...
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...
Standard Chartered Bank launches a complete digital banking app for mobile — SC mobile app

Standard Chartered Bank launches a complete digital banking mobile app — SC mobile app

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Ghana’s chapter of the Standard Chartered Bank has officially launched a complete digital banking for mobile by introducing their mobile app — Standard Chartered Mobile. This is a step in fulfilling...