Financial & Tech

SweepSouth, which currently operates in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria has announced its acquisition of Egyptian start-up, Filkhedma. 

SweepSouth acquires Egyptian start-up, Filkhedma

SweepSouth, which currently operates in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria has announced its acquisition of Egyptian start-up, Filkhedma.  Filkhedma is Egypt’s leading home services marketplace operating across three regions on the continent and serving tens of thousands of customers with cleaning, maintenance, and beauty services, while empowering over 2 000 service providers through technology with […]
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ViewTech given greenlight by CBK to conduct Mobile Money Services - SasaPay

ViewTech given greenlight by CBK to conduct Mobile Money Services – SasaPay

ViewTech Limited has been granted authorization by the Central Bank of Kenya to conduct payment services in Kenya dubbed SasaPay. ViewTech Limited will offer Mobile Money e-wallet services, which includes: Send money (Person to Person) Agency network Cash in & cash out services (Deposit and withdrawals at SasaPay agents) Merchants’ payments (Businesses receive payments and […]
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Lipalater, Carrefour partner to launch LipaVismart

Lipalater, Carrefour partner to launch LipaVismart

Credit service provider, Lipalater has collaborated with Carrefour to launch the LipaVismart product available to all Carrefour customers. This collaboration provides an instalment or monthly payment plan for all Carrefour items, including electronics, gadgets, appliances, furniture, perishables, and consumer items. Carrefour customers can use LipaVismart to buy items and pay for them in monthly instalments. […]
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Over Half World’s Population Now Using Mobile Internet

Over Half World’s Population Now Using Mobile Internet

The GSMA has launched its global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 showing that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population is now using the mobile internet. Mobile internet usage translates to just over 4 billion connected people,  225 million more compared to 2019, and up from a third of people globally just […]
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MTN partners with Flutterwave to integrate payments across Africa

MTN partners with Flutterwave to integrate payments across Africa

MTN Group Friday announced a mobile money partnership with Africa payments technology company, Flutterwave, to integrate payments across Africa. The partnership will allow businesses integrating Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia to receive payments via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo). MTN MoMo is a fintech platform providing consumers and businesses with an electronic […]
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MPESA reaches 50 Million Active Customers becoming Africa's largest Fintech

MPESA reaches 50 Million Active Customers becoming Africa’s largest Fintech

MPESA has today announced that it has reached 50 million monthly active customers strengthening its position as Africa’s largest fintech. Launched more than 14 years ago in Kenya, M-PESA is today available in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, DRC, Lesotho, Ghana and Egypt. The milestone comes just 18 months after Safaricom and Vodacom launched the M-PESA Africa […]
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