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WesBank extends reach to Nigeria
WesBank extends reach to Nigeria

WesBank, the provider of secured finance to the retail and corporate markets, and the National Automotive Council (NAC) of Nigeria have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby WesBank will offer its services to clients. The agreement aims to stimulate the sale of locally assembled vehicles in Nigeria.

21 Oct 2014 06:20

Multi-asset funds are managed by experienced asset managers
Multi-asset funds are managed by experienced asset managers

Portfolio flow statistics from the Association of Savings and Investment in South Africa over the last few quarters have shown a significant rise in the percentage of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes where exposures to these asset classes are actively and tactically managed.

By Imraan Jakoet 21 Oct 2014 10:11

Equity Bank introduces mobile banking smart SIM
Equity Bank introduces mobile banking smart SIM

Kenya's Equity Bank will be issuing an ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with patented technology from Taisys. The bank's customers can now enjoy funds transfer, micro-payments and other mobile financial services...

7 Oct 2014 12:17

eID card breaks down barrier of financial inclusion
eID card breaks down barrier of financial inclusion

The pilot programme of the MasterCard-branded National eID card was launched on 28 August in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

1 Sep 2014 10:36

Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?
Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?

CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa. This is driven by Africa's unparalleled demographic edge or demographic dividend. By 2040, Africa is expected to...

19 Aug 2014 11:39

African technology expands to Europe
African technology expands to Europe

Africans have long used technology developed abroad, but now a Kenyan cash transfer network which bypasses banks is being adopted in Europe...

13 Aug 2014 09:20

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

MasterCard now accepted in The Gambia
MasterCard now accepted in The Gambia

MasterCard and Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia (GTBank Gambia) has announced a collaboration that will broaden the acceptance of MasterCard payment cards in The Gambia.

28 Jul 2014 07:57

Free app for private equity in Africa
Free app for private equity in Africa

Phatisa, an African private equity fund manager, has launched a free app for use by professionals in African private equity...

24 Jul 2014 09:29

Mobile technology expansion needed
Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

[Fin4Ag] Digital financial services for agriculture
[Fin4Ag] Digital financial services for agriculture

Kenya is hosting an international conference this week, focusing on digital financial services for agriculture, organisers said yesterday.

16 Jul 2014 09:45

$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity
$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity

More than 100,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania will benefit after today's announcement of US$4.25-million in new grants.

14 Jul 2014 09:50

Bank on change in Africa
Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?
Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?

Developing customer-facing mobile applications remains the third most important technology priority for insurers. Rhys Collins, Head of African Operations for SSP, says in Africa this would be second or first...

26 Jun 2014 11:10

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