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Jamii Bora Bank to lend Ksh4bn to SMEs

Jamii Bora Bank will lend KSh4bn to small businesses between August and December, its Chief Commercial Officer Timothy Kabiru has said.

By Ngugi Mungai 31 Aug 2015 11:41

Kenya Finance Bill 2015: How are SMEs affected?

Small and medium businesses should expect tax changes once the Finance Bill 2015 is signed into law. The bill formulates the proposals announced in the budget for the financial year 2015/2016...

By Ngugi Mungai 28 Aug 2015 09:38



CBK eases money matters for SMEs

Small and medium enterprises should have it easy in money matters because of positive policy developments in the banking sector, a Central Bank of Kenya report on performance and developments in the banking sector shows...

By Ngugi Mungai 28 Aug 2015 13:22

Nigeria to host RemitAfrica2015

MobileMoneyAfrica will host the RemitAfrica conference in Nigeria, Africa's largest remittance nation, from 4-5 November 2015...

26 Aug 2015 12:28

HST lands ground-breaking Tanzanian contract

Health Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems...

18 Aug 2015 09:48

Zimbabwe FM slashes growth forecast by half

HARARE: Zimbabwe's finance minister on Thursday slashed the 2015 growth forecast from 3.2 percent to 1.5 percent after a slump in farm produce due to drought.

3 Aug 2015 09:22

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

Traditional African financial services need to reassess strategies

Advanced technology is increasingly shaping Africa's financial sector. While the sector is mature in most developed countries, it is less saturated in Africa, therefore offering many opportunities for new market entrants to challenge the status quo of how business has traditionally been conducted...

28 Jul 2015 09:48

Advancing technology shaping financial services in Africa

As a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth, the financial services industry in Africa is rapidly evolving...

27 Jul 2015 13:17

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners...

24 Jul 2015 14:42

Potential new bill to introduce changes in tax administration for businesses

Businesses which overpaid tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority will have one year to apply for refunds if the new Tax Procedures Bill 2015 is signed into law.

24 Jul 2015 12:19

Should SMEs invest in long term assets?

Could you be too ambitious in your plan to invest in long term assets in your small business?

By Richard Mungai 23 Jul 2015 14:11

InstantMoney now in Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

Standard Bank has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda, with Namibia to follow...

22 Jul 2015 11:05

Credit reference bureaus will increase your chances of getting a bank loan

You should maintain a good borrowing record for your business, because banks are now lending money by looking at the credit scores of borrowers.

21 Jul 2015 09:54

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015 09:18

Diversify your savings, investments...But where?

Investing for the future is akin to a bird laying many eggs. Most of us aspire to start up businesses of our own, save and live a good life. However, few of us really know where...

By Julius Masaba 14 Jul 2015 13:27

African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

Insurers who are able to innovate when it comes to the design and delivery of products and services will not only be fostering greater loyalty amongst their consumers, but they will also be helping to change...

14 Jul 2015 14:29

3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry...

13 Jul 2015 15:51

Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

Can Africa fund its own growth?

Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilising adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda...

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi 24 Jun 2015 07:03

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