Category Archives: Fintech

Fintech Africa

Investment bank predicts Africa’s remittance market will reach $500bn by 2025

Remittances are a vital cog in the African economy, but they remain relatively costly compared to the rest of the world. Despite this, investment bank DAI Magister sees African remittances primed as a market primed for investment, and predicts it will grow to $500bn by 2025. For Risana Zitha, Managing Director and Head of Africa at DAI Magister, the shift to mobile money will bring a wave of innovation, lowering remittance costs and propelling the market to new heights.

Experts reveal how businesses and sellers can spot online payment scams

When it comes to online shopping, customers aren’t the only ones who can fall victim to scams. Many scams target businesses and sellers instead, therefore anyone selling goods online must know how to avoid being impacted and what to do if their business is affected. 

Africa Fintech Summit Rolls Out Nigeria Fintech Marketing Outlook 2024, Featuring Trends, Perspectives, Growth Strategies, and More

The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) releases its insightful “Nigeria Fintech Marketing Outlook 2024” report, shedding light on the current state and future direction of marketing strategies within the nation’s booming fintech industry.

How will Digital Transformation evolve the Blockchain Practices in African Countries?

The use of blockchain practices has been rising in every industry. Today, every single industry is making the most out of it and making things easier for their audience to deal with it. If you are thinking how blockchain practices is going to get better with digital transformation, then you have landed on the right page. 

Fintechs are aiding financial inclusion across sub-Saharan Africa

Fintechs are driving financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa by providing safer and more affordable solutions for cross-border remittances, reducing costs by 50% in the past decade. These fintechs are enabling people to join the formal economy and access a range of financial services, contributing to lasting financial inclusion in the region.

In the race to digital wallets, don’t forget cash

Success in the digital payment space will hinge on the ability of new players and incumbents to converge the physical and digital experience into a seamless continuum for the customer. Extending the digital solution to a cash-based customer requires a “phygital” approach, writes Juan Seco, Chief Growth Officer at Mukuru.

Top Payment Trends for 2024

Consumers will increasingly be demanding choices when it comes to payment options into 2024, with security being high on the agenda and offerings that will be keenly watched as potential growth engines. Rory Bosman, Executive for Sales & Marketing at Ecentric Payment Systems adds that shoppers also want value from retailers, physical or online, when it comes to deciding where to spend their hard-earned money, especially in this difficult socio-economic environment.

Unleashing Africa’s potential: A vision for innovation and entrepreneurship

SA Innovation Summit CEO Buntu Majaja looks back at this year’s successes and quantifies next year’s opportunities.

Tough economic headwinds provide exciting opportunities for agile, customer-centric fintechs

By offering personalised experiences and innovative solutions, fintechs can navigate the evolving tech and business landscape, transforming the way money is stored, used, and moved in South Africa. Amid challenging economic headwinds, South African fintechs have the potential to excel by prioritising customer-centric approaches and strategic partnerships, while embracing digitisation and regulatory changes. Andy Jury, CEO of Mukuru shares insights into the fintech trends for 2024, while looking at where we are now.

Understanding generative AI and its impact on payment fraud in South Africa

The accessibility of generative AI tools has lowered the barriers for would-be criminals, while the transition to hybrid work models and geographically dispersed teams has expanded the attack surfaces they can exploit. In this context, the overlap of AI technology and the interests of financial leaders becomes increasingly significant, says Ryan Mer, CEO of eftsure Africa, a Know Your Payee (KYP) platform provider.

Africa Fintech Summit Announces Flutterwave as Lead Fintech Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary Summit in Lusaka, Zambia

The Africa Fintech Summit is proud to announce Flutterwave as the Lead Fintech Sponsor for its highly anticipated 10th-edition summit, set to take place in Lusaka, Zambia, on November 2-3, 2023.

Bridging the gap: Using a multi-faceted approach to combatting financial inequality

To address the rampant inequality in many African economies today, companies are demonstrating a customer-centric approach that drives formal financial and economic inclusion. In this article, Mukuru CEO, Andy Jury, shares a multi-faceted approach to addressing barriers to formalisation and how to create a more inclusive and equitable landscape in South Africa – offering accessible, low cost remittance services and digital solutions while maintaining a physical presence.

Central bank digital currencies: What they mean for financial inclusion and private sector banks

Three pilots, one fully launched digital currency in Africa The world’s central banks understand that the future of money is digital. As payments shift online, the use of cash declines and the fortunes of crypto assets rise and fall, central bankers realise that their ability to command the use of money in their economies could […]

South Africans can now Scan to Pay with Crypto

Scan to Pay, powered by Ukheshe, is the largest QR ecosystem in South Africa and is used by more than 600,000 vendors, 14 banks and fintech companies and 94 payment service providers. Now, this new partnership will seamlessly introduce more crypto payment options to mainstream South Africa through the Scan to Pay app.