Tech Accelerator Inkomoko, Bank of Kigali to Offer Interest-Free Loans to Startups. Photo Credit: Hope Magazine

Rwanda: Tech Accelerator Inkomoko, Bank of Kigali to Offer Interest-Free Loans to Startups

Rwandan Tech Accelerator, Inkomoko and the Bank of Kigali have partnered to launch an accelerator program to boost Startups in the small East African country. Dubbed Urumuri initiative, the 7 month program...
Stanbic Bank Regional Manager, Ronnie Muganzi with the winners from Mary Hill High School, on Saturday 18th March, 2017. Photo Courtesy: Stanbic Bank Uganda

The 2017 Stanbic National School Championships Regional Winners Named

Late last month, Stanbic Bank Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports officially launched the 2017 Stanbic National School Championship at Kampala Serena Hotel. The exciting competition aims to...
Customers in Centenary Bank will be able to transfer money to Finance trust bank ranging from UGX 500,000 to UGX 5 million. (Photo courtesy: Contador Harrison)

Kenya’s Craft Silicon Unveils Inter-bank Money Transfer System in Uganda

Kenyan fintech software development company, Craft Silicon has unveiled an inter-bank money transfer system in Uganda. PC Tech Magazine understands that the system will allow customers in Centenary Bank to transfer money...
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Bitwala Introduces Free Bitcoin to M-Pesa Transfers to Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda

Global bitcoin remittance firm Bitwala, earlier last week introduced Bitcoin to M-Pesa transfers in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda for free of charge in a move the firm says will make money...

Central Bank Warns Against Digital Currency Use as One Coin Launches in Uganda

The Bank of Uganda has cautioned the general public against doing business with the new digital currency which he says is not regulated. Dubbed One Coin, the crypto currency located on the...

Kenyan Banks Partner to Launch Mobile, Electronic Money Platform to Rival M-Pesa

Kenyan banks have joined hands to launch a mobile and electronic money transaction service, PesaLink to rival M-Pesa in the mobile money transaction business. The development comes nearly 10 years after the...
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South Africa considering adopting digital currency

The Reserve Bank of South Africa has revealed that it is considering issuing a national digital currency, with Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) being what it is based on. According to Tim Masela,...

Ecobank launches fintech challenge for start-ups

Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank, has launched a fintech challenge for start-ups. The challenge is open to Africa’s entrepreneurs, innovators and developers, providing then with an opportunity to win $500,000 in funding as...
JUMO Head Offices. Image Credit: Jumo

JUMO Names Warren Squires as Director of MTN Channel

According to JUMO, they gained more than 100 new staff members last year and has plans to double its staff complement in this year. The company boasts a strong line-up of talent...

Lagos to host CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 under theme “The future of finance”

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where...
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The 7th Annual Edition of the ACIA Kicks Off Today

Following last year's success, today kicks off the 7th annual edition of the Annual Communication Innovation Awards (ACIA); that aims to foster greater local involvement in the...