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...
GCB G-Money wallet

GCB G-Money mobile wallet to be launched on Jan 30

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The GCB G-Money mobile wallet announced last year is officially going to see the light by the end of this month. The new financial service from the Ghana Commercial Bank is...
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...
mobile payments in africa

Mobile payments in Africa: 7 facts you should know

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Mobile payments as of now are widespread across Ghana and the whole of Africa. It could be a mobile wallet installed as apps on the phone making use of Near Field...
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...

NoGoFallMaga Releases Free eBook snippet to mark 2020 Safer Internet Day

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To commemorate the 2020 Safer Internet Day, Cybersafe Foundation is pleased to release for free downloads, a snippet of Africa’s first storified Cybersecurity awareness publication, #NoGoFallMaga: The Handbook. The handbook, which is...
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Mobile Money Interoperability rakes in Gh¢8.3 million after first month

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According to a report on the first month performance of mobile money interoperability, some 96,904 cross-network mobile money transactions valued at ¢8.3 million, took place in the first month after the...
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MTN partners Western Union for customers to receive international money transfers directly into mobile...

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MTN mobile money users can now receive international money transfers right into their mobile money wallets. This is possible as the company has partnered with Western Union, a leader in cross-border/cross-currency...
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...
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...
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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...
Whatsapp banking: A step into the future of finance and customer service, tech news ghana

WhatsApp banking: A step into the future of finance and customer service

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Earlier this year in January, instant messaging tech company, WhatsApp, launched a new product- WhatsApp Business, to help small businesses connect their customers in real time. The product was intended to make...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
Appruve joins 2019 Fbstart Accelerator

Ghanaian startup Appruve joins the 2019 FbStart Accelerator in Nigeria

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Facebook’s accelerator programme in Nigeria popularly known as the FbStart Accelerator has announced the startups partaking the programme for 2019. Among the FbStart Accelerator’s class of 2019 is Ghana’s own Appruve. Appruve...
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...
A decade of MTN Mobile Money: Innovation that transformed the payments ecosystem

10 years of MTN Mobile Money: Innovation that transformed the payments ecosystem

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A little under a decade ago, in 2010, Ghanaians were thrilled when a well-scripted commercial in which an elderly rural dwelling woman excitedly exclaiming "mensa aka oo, mensa aka!"; Twi words...

Verve Launches ‘Live the Good Life Campaign’

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Verve, the largest domestic card scheme in Africa, recently launched a new campaign themed “Live the good life”. The campaign reiterates the essence of the brand, affirming its versatility and the...