Archive for the ‘Banking & Financial Services’ category

Top entrepreneur Jennifer Riria proved that women are bankable

Microfinance banker Jennifer Riria explains why she built a business around providing finance to Kenyan women.

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Africa’s economic progress could mirror that of Asia, says Prudential

“We think Africa can be the new Asia, both for us as a company and for the global economy.”

Working from a cyber café ‘office’ for six months: The inspiring story of JamboPay

How we made it in Africa talks to JamboPay founder Danson Muchemi.

Meet the Boss: Mbwana Alliy, managing partner, Savannah Fund

Fund manager encourages African countries to trade with each other.

High interest rates strangling small businesses in Nigeria

Banks and microfinance firms charge prohibitively high interest rates and attach onerous requirements to loans.

Meet the Boss: Obinnia Abajue, executive director, Stanbic IBTC

“I believe Africa will get to where it should be by paying attention to its people.”

UK supermarket billionaire setting up investment vehicle for East Africa

Lord David Sainsbury’s Msingi will support new companies in key sectors.

A look at funding SMEs for inclusive growth in Africa

SMEs are drivers of the economy and inclusive growth.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Can corporate venture capital plug Africa’s funding gap?

Sean Ndiho Obedih, founding partner of Sobek Ventures, discusses the potential for CVC in Africa.

Young Malian talks about impact investing in francophone Africa

Issam Chleuh sees opportunity for entrepreneurs to be innovators in Africa’s French-speaking countries.

Proving the attractiveness of listed markets in Africa

Diversification may be achieved by looking to African markets.

African banks need to be on the side of our dynamic consumers

Africa’s growing banking sector must reach out and support young entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Bob Diamond’s African banking group: ‘Our investors are going to do very well’

Atlas Mara sees an opportunity in lending to entrepreneurs and consumers.