Mastercard gives regional fintech firms market entry, expansion boost
The payments tech company unveils the Fintech Express, which aims to facilitate the launch and expansion of fintech firms in the MEA region.
Ukheshe makes two key appointments, eyes Africa expansion
Victor Ndlovu and Paul Opie have joined Ukheshe Africa.
Ukheshe named finalist in Ecobank Fintech Challenge
The South African microbanking platform plans to use the challenge to drive its objectives of reaching Africa’s unbanked.
Mastercard aims to bring 1bn people into digital economy by 2025
The payments tech firm expands its financial inclusion efforts beyond the 500 million of the past five years, looking to bring a billion people into the digital economy.
Mastercard Start Path selects uKheshe for international accelerator
The local digital banking platform becomes the first local fintech firm selected for Mastercard’s 2020 edition of the start-up engagement programme.
uKheshe offers free transactions for grants during COVID-19
The micro-transaction app’s platform will be free to social grant users during the pandemic for a 90-day period.
uKheshe appoints new exec as it eyes Africa growth
The micro-payment platform appoints Mark Dankworth to launch and grow its African operations.
Mastercard to bring 500m people into digital economy in 2020
The fintech company says it is well on its way to achieving its goal of bringing financial inclusion to hundreds of millions across the globe this year.
uKheshe, MindBridge win SA leg of global fintech competition
The winners of the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa will compete for the top global prize in Singapore.
Africa is last growth frontier for fintech companies
Sub-Saharan Africa will become a flagship for mobile disruption by 2025, with 600 million of the population expected to use mobile technology.