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Uber offers cashless payments in Accra through SMSGH

Uber offers cashless payments in Accra through SMSGH

Uber, the innovative app that connects riders with drivers, has revealed to Biztechafrica that it has partnered with SMSGH to provide mobile payments to the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA).  Read More

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Pokémon GO: Sophos warns against malicious copycatsPokémon GO: Sophos warns against malicious copycats Researchers at IT security company Sophos have warned mobile users to be cautious when downloading augmented ...
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MTN drives insurance with IASMTN drives insurance with IAS MTN Business is set to empower insurance companies across Nigeria with an Insurance Automation Service (IAS).
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Integrated payment markets to fuel future growthIntegrated payment markets to fuel future growth Congo registers strong demand momentum for international and cross-border money transfers, says TerraPay.
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Saturday 2 Jul

Kirusa launches myGenie app, ad platform

NIGERIA
Kirusa, a global telecom and social media solutions provider, has launched myGenie app, a revolutionary free airtime App for prepaid Android users in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 29 Jun

Sterling Bank, AppZone’s CreditClub partner on unbanked customers

NIGERIA
Sterling Bank Plc has signed up to AppZone’s CreditClub to leverage its agent network and banking technology platform to serve customers outside traditional branches.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Africa offers potential for cashless payment

NIGERIA
African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth with people now constantly in pursuit of faster and more convenient ways of paying for goods and services. With the advances in technology, it is now possible to satisfy this demand at reasonable costs, delegates heard at the CBN Cashless Card Expo. »
Monday 20 Jun

Safaricom launches M-PESA bill manager service

KENYA
Safaricom has launched a new service known as ‘Bill Manager’ that will enable customers to manage and pay bills via M-PESA all in a single transaction.  »
Saturday 18 Jun

BankOne empowers 250 Microfinance Banks

NIGERIA
One of Africa’s leading Information Technology platforms for micro finance banks, BankOne, has announced the signing up of its 250th client.»
Thursday 16 Jun

Orange Money in France to allow money transfers to three African countries

MALI
Orange Money is available in Metropolitan France to enable Orange mobile subscribers in France to transfer money via their mobile to other Orange Money customers in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal.»
Wednesday 15 Jun

Dar es Salaam gets Uber

TANZANIA
Dar es Salaam has become the 475th city to join in Uber’s growing global network.»
Tuesday 14 Jun

Carrefour signs up for Lipa Na M-PESA

KENYA
Carrefour, the world’s second largest hypermarket chain, has today become the first retailer in Kenya to fully integrate Safaricom’s payments service – Lipa Na M-PESA – paving the way for the retailer to fully adopt M-PESA as a payments channel in Kenya. »
Tuesday 14 Jun

Tigo Insurance pays 10,000th claimant

GHANA
Tigo Ghana says it paid over GHS 6.2 million to policyholders since the inception of Tigo Insurance in 2010. This was revealed during the presentation of a payment to its 10,000th claimant.»
Monday 13 Jun

Uber signs MoU with Ghana’s Transport Ministry

GHANA
Uber, a technology company that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana’s Ministry of Transport.»
Saturday 11 Jun

Safaricom set to rival Uber with LitteCabs

KENYA
In a move aimed at giving Uber a run for its money, Safaricom is in the preliminary stages of introducing its own tax app - LittleCabs.»
Thursday 9 Jun

Uber launches in Accra

GHANA
Uber has officially launched its taxi app in Ghana’s capital city Accra.»
Friday 3 Jun

M-PESA customers to access money through Equity Bank ATMs countrywide

KENYA
Equity Bank has partnered with Safaricom to launch a new mobile money transfer service that will see M-PESA customers access money from the bank's automated teller machines throughout the country.»
Thursday 2 Jun

Uber launches in Kampala

UGANDA
Uber has launched in Kampala with an offer of free taxi rides for residents of the city.»
Wednesday 1 Jun

Standard Chartered launches Africa’s most extensive roll out of mobile and online banking

Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across 8 African markets.»
Sunday 29 May

Safaricom launches youth platform

KENYA
Safaricom has announced the launch of BLAZE, a platform that seeks to empower youth using the power of mobile. »

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