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WorldRemit raises $45m to drive next phase of growth

WorldRemit raises $45m to drive next phase of growth

Money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $45m in financing from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. and Silicon Valley Bank. Pioneering a mobile-first approach to remittances, WorldRemit will use the funds to support its rapidly growing transfer volumes. Read More

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Jumia, AXA partner to provide insurance products and services to African customersJumia, AXA partner to provide insurance products and services to African customers AXA will become the exclusive provider of insurance products and services through Jumia and other AIG ...
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16m Nigerians use Facebook monthly16m Nigerians use Facebook monthly Facebook reports that 16 million people in Nigeria now visit Facebook every month - all of them ...
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Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp Tigo Tanzania has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users.
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Tuesday 2 Feb

Lock screen content delivery platform launched in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Sliide Airtime today announced Nigeria as the launch market for its Sliide Airtime service which provides users with a new and innovative way to access content from their mobiles and simultaneously earn free airtime.»
Tuesday 2 Feb

Glo collaborates with 15 banks to launch new recharge code

NIGERIA
Globacom has partnered with fifteen leading banks to launch a unified short code for customers to purchase Glo airtime at any time from banks in the partnership.»
Monday 1 Feb

Airtel Ghana launches ‘love month’ promo

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has announced plans to celebrate and reward its cherished customers in February, the ‘love month’, through a Valentine Day promotion dubbed “In The Name of Love”.»
Monday 1 Feb

Safaricom launches M-PESA statements service

KENYA
Safaricom has announced a new service that allow M-PESA customers to access monthly statements free of charge via email. »
Tuesday 26 Jan

Ghanaian market catches up with mobile financial services

GHANA
The usage of mobile financial services in Ghana is increasing rapidly, according to a survey conducted by CGAP.»
Friday 22 Jan

Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats

GHANA
Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. »
Wednesday 20 Jan

Bank starts year with new mobi app

BOTSWANA
BancABC says their newly launched product, BancABCMobi, will allow more customers to use mobile banking solutions in this coming year and many more to come. »
Tuesday 19 Jan

Viber launches public chats in Africa

Viber, a leading messaging and calling app with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, announced today that it has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. »
Wednesday 13 Jan

Low interest asset financing platform officially launched in Nigeria

NIGERIA
A new online platform launched this week allows employees in Nigeria to obtain voucher loans to pay for a range of goods and services.»
Wednesday 6 Jan

Over 500 vendors using EcoCash Ta!

KENYA
Econet Wireless has launched tap and go payment system called EcoCash Ta! that will enable customers to buy from vendors and informal merchants without using cash. »
Wednesday 23 Dec

MoneyGram launches account deposit into Nigeria’s $21bn remittance market

NIGERIA
MoneyGram has announced it is the first money transfer company to offer customers in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain a way to send money to most personal Nigerian Naira bank accounts within minutes.»
Thursday 17 Dec

Airtel, Standard Chartered Bank partner to improve mobile banking services

KENYA
Airtel Kenya and Standard Chartered Bank have reiterated their commitment to offering free access to mobile banking to their customers through Airtel Money. »
Monday 14 Dec

Orange introduces regional roaming bundle

KENYA
Telkom Kenya mobile pre-paid subscribers can now enjoy favourable roaming voice and SMS rates following the introduction of the Mashariki bundle.»
Thursday 10 Dec

I&M Bank customers to access free banking on Airtel Money‎

KENYA
I&M Bank customers can now access their accounts via Airtel Money free of charge. »
Tuesday 8 Dec

South Africans now have access to Mziiki streaming app

SOUTH AFRICA
Mziiki, a music streaming application and mobile site offering the most diverse and largest collection of African music, has arrived in South Africa. »
Sunday 6 Dec

WeChat partners, Pass.NG, Traclist in Nigeria

NIGERIA
WeChat has announced a unique partnership arrangement with two Nigerian start-up companies to help them grow and gain easy access to WeChat’s growing audience with various offers in conjunction with these partners.»

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