20 Nov

Fintech firm Ukheshe buys payments provider Oltio

The deal is set to strengthen Ukheshe’s existing partnership with Mastercard, combining its ability to solve local market pain points with Mastercard’s global scale.

Sep 25, 2020

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.

Sep 22, 2020

Ukheshe makes two key appointments, eyes Africa expansion

Victor Ndlovu and Paul Opie have joined Ukheshe Africa.

Aug 12, 2020

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.

May 20, 2020

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.

May 8, 2020

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.

Apr 17, 2020

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.

Apr 15, 2020

uKheshe appoints new exec as it eyes Africa growth

The micro-payment platform appoints Mark Dankworth to launch and grow its African operations.

Apr 7, 2020

uKheshe, Africa Assist provide COVID-19 hotline

The micro-payments provider collaborates with the medical assistance firm to bring critical information about coronavirus, by phone, to users.


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.

Oct 29, 2019

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.

Aug 15, 2019

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.

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