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Could Bitcoin help curb Africa’s loss of US$1.8bn annually in remittance fees?
Thomson Wilks is now accepting the crypto-currency Bitcoin as a form of payment from its clients.
Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.
Skrill’s emerging market model will be launching in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania in the next few weeks.
Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.
Credit card usage in Africa trails other continents significantly.
Equity Bank is rolling out its own mobile network using a new paper-thin SIM card that sits on top of an ordinary SIM.
Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.
While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.
Internet-loving Nigerians slow to adopt web banking.
“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”
How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.
How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.
Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.
Visa boss highlights the need to create awareness on the benefits of electronic payments.