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Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments

By Tom Jackson 10 hours ago

A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa

15 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers

7 Sep 2017

Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion

30 Aug 2017

Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022

More than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, compared to just 15% this year

22 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

#GIL2017: How global volatility can benefit Africa

Not so long ago, people would have scoffed at the notion that the UK would be pulling out of the EU or that Donald Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office

By Nicci Botha 21 Aug 2017

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you

21 Aug 2017

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia

21 Aug 2017

Uganda's Numida encourages app usage with access to loans

Last week was a big week for Ugandan fintech startup Numida, as it was declared winner of the Kampala leg of the Seedstars World competition

By Tom Jackson 18 Aug 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region

8 Aug 2017

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How you can save money

We're not the first to say saving money isn't easy, but it's not totally impossible. Whether you have bad shopping habits, compare your lifestyle to others or don't have any financial saving goals, saving money is just as important as living your version of the highlife. If you're in need of some cash fast, consider short-term loans online. Short-term loans are great for those who find themselves in an emergency or need some extra cash to last them until payday. Better yet, they are designed for you to pay back over a short period of time comfortable for you. Find out how you can save money below.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 hours ago

On time is late - preparing for late payments

No one wants to get paid late. But sadly, late payments are a fact of life for most entrepreneurs, and an accepted aspect of doing business today. It's an omnipresent scourge that's even been cited as one of the top three reasons that small businesses fail. As difficult as late payment is to deal with, however, it's virtually inevitable in today's market. So let's consider what we can do to be ready for late invoice payments.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Sep 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency in Russia, dubbed Whoppercoin.

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

UK-focused property stocks looking attractive

Though the share prices of some UK-focused property stocks have recovered somewhat in recent months, most are still down 10-20% over 12 months as uncertainty lingers about how Brexit will play out.

28 Aug 2017

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success.

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

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