1. Ghanaians Urged to Embrace e-Payment as a lifestyle in 2020
  2. Ghana’s Payment System Is Challenged-Kweku Adoboli
  3. Dangers Of Large Currency Denomination Notes
  4. Bank of Ghana Introduces Higher-Denomination Banknotes and Coins
  5. Fintechs and MoMo Operators to Acquire License by June 2020-BoG
  6. GCB Bank To Issue Electronic Money
  7. Digitization Key to Formalizing Ghana’s Economy
  8. Google to Offer Checking Account
  9. Mobilemoney Interoperability Crosses GH¢90 billion
  10. Ghana to Launch a Universal QR-Code For Payments
  11. AirtelTigo Appoints New CEO
  12. Wirecard Acquires Chinese Payments Group for €109m
  13. Apple Pay Tops Mobile Payment Apps
  14. Verve Cards Launched in Ghana
  15. Ransomware Hits Billtrust
  16. The Catholic Church Launches Digital Rosary
  17. Payments Systems and Services Bill Passed
  18. GTBank Launches Virtual Cards to Promote Online Shopping
  19. MTN Ghana: “More Taxes Would Injure The Mobile Money Sector
  20. PwC Unveils New Tool For Auditing Crypto Transactions
  21. Bitcoin on Track For Best Second Quarter Price Gain
  22. Mobile Money Operators to Face Minimum Capital Requirement-Bank of Ghana
  23. Facebook Moves Towards Payments and E-commerce
  24. BoG to Enforce Rules on Cash Declaration at Kotoka International Airport
  25. India Moves to Ban Cryptocurrencies
  26. Fintech: Redefining Payments in Africa
  27. Ghana’s Tax Filing To Go Digital
  28. MTN Deepens Financial Inclusion For Women In Ghana
  29. Apple Launches a New Credit Card
  30. IT Consortium Is ISO 27001:2013 certified
  31. 8 Services You Don’t Know Exist On MTN Mobile Money
  32. Second phase of mobile money interoperability launched
  33. African Banks Must Work With Fintech Startups
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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  1. Ghanaians Urged to Embrace e-Payment as a lifestyle in 2020
  2. Ghana’s Payment System Is Challenged-Kweku Adoboli
  3. Dangers Of Large Currency Denomination Notes
  4. Bank of Ghana Introduces Higher-Denomination Banknotes and Coins
  5. Fintechs and MoMo Operators to Acquire License by June 2020-BoG
  6. GCB Bank To Issue Electronic Money
  7. Digitization Key to Formalizing Ghana’s Economy
  8. Google to Offer Checking Account
  9. Mobilemoney Interoperability Crosses GH¢90 billion
  10. Ghana to Launch a Universal QR-Code For Payments
  11. AirtelTigo Appoints New CEO
  12. Wirecard Acquires Chinese Payments Group for €109m
  13. Apple Pay Tops Mobile Payment Apps
  14. Verve Cards Launched in Ghana
  15. Ransomware Hits Billtrust
  16. The Catholic Church Launches Digital Rosary
  17. Payments Systems and Services Bill Passed
  18. GTBank Launches Virtual Cards to Promote Online Shopping
  19. MTN Ghana: “More Taxes Would Injure The Mobile Money Sector
  20. PwC Unveils New Tool For Auditing Crypto Transactions
  21. Bitcoin on Track For Best Second Quarter Price Gain
  22. Mobile Money Operators to Face Minimum Capital Requirement-Bank of Ghana
  23. Facebook Moves Towards Payments and E-commerce
  24. BoG to Enforce Rules on Cash Declaration at Kotoka International Airport
  25. India Moves to Ban Cryptocurrencies
  26. Fintech: Redefining Payments in Africa
  27. Ghana’s Tax Filing To Go Digital
  28. MTN Deepens Financial Inclusion For Women In Ghana
  29. Apple Launches a New Credit Card
  30. IT Consortium Is ISO 27001:2013 certified
  31. 8 Services You Don’t Know Exist On MTN Mobile Money
  32. Second phase of mobile money interoperability launched
  33. African Banks Must Work With Fintech Startups

Fintechs are proving to be game changers in Africa by transforming service delivery, with greater efficiency. The sector is courting foreign investors; last year, African tech startups raised investment worth US$334.5mn, with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya being the principal recipients, according to African Startups Funding Report 2018.

Wide ranges of services are now accessible to millions of Africans at a fingertip, thanks to ubiquity of the mobile phone. Fintech providers are leveraging economies of density and reliable network to expand their portfolio of services.

Some of the services include remittances, insurance premiums (Lesotho), pension payments (Ghana), investing in Government securities (Kenya), or stock markets, paying utility bills and receiving wages, as well as buying goods and services online. Some providers even allow households to borrow electricity on monthly instalments, thus avoiding blackout.

Recently, Safaricom has secured a deal with ‘AliExpress.com’ owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. This will allow M-Pesa users to do online shopping on one of many Alibaba’s platforms. “The move targets microtraders in Kenya who source goods and other supplies from manufacturers in China,” Safaricom said in a press statement.

South African payments firm, Wizzit provides micro-finance products to more than seven-million people in 13 SSA countries since its formation in 2004 in partnership with the World Bank Group. Its customers can obtain micro-loans via cellphones for either private or business use.

Zoona, Zambian-based mobile payments firm with a customer base of two million has processed more than US$2bn in transactions since it launched in 2009. It has built a distribution network of Zoona Agents in 10 countries (mostly in southern Africa) to convert electronic value to cash and vice versa, in high-traffic areas such as bus stations, markets and shopping centres.

 

Source: IMF Financial Access Survey

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