Lourens Brink Appointed As New DPO's Group Chief Financial Officer

 

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State of Cashless Payments in Ghana

Mobile money was first introduced in Ghana in 2009. By 2012, the Bank of Ghana began compiling data and observed that the value of mobile money transactions reached GH¢ 19.6 million.  Mobile money penetration has grown significantly since then,[…]

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Introducing the M-Pesa Xpress Feature for M-Pesa

M-Pesa is a mobile money service that was launched by Vodafone for Safaricom in 2007. It offers users the chance to deposit, withdraw, and transfer money using their mobile phones. Many people use M-Pesa to give money to friends and family, pay[…]

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African eCommerce Shows Continued Growth Despite Challenges

Running an ecommerce business in Africa isn’t without its own unique set of challenges. However, regardless of these hurdles, African ecommerce is showing continued growth. What exactly are the challenges that merchants face, and what are the[…]

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How the Fintech Revolution is Changing the Face of Employment in Africa

In 2016, global investment in fintech venture companies reached $23.2 billion, up 10% from 2015.  

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The Latest in African Fintech 2017 and Forecasts for 2018

As of August 2017, African fintech startups have raised over $100 million in investment.  And, we don’t see them slowing down anytime soon.

There are over 300 fintech startups active in Africa, with over 31% in South Africa, followed by Nigeria[…]

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Mobile Payments Penetration and the State of Digital Payments in Zimbabwe

According to a study carried out in 2014, only 30% of the Zimbabwean population had accounts in formal banks.  The remaining 70% have traditionally shied away from Zimbabwe's banking industry.  While many Sub-Saharan countries have a large[…]

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Shop Owners

Many people, especially young adults, are deeply involved in using social media every day. It’s a common occurrence to see people using their mobile phones when out and about, taking their phones with them and browsing social media sites[…]

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25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Digital Payments But Should

Thanks to technological advances and the ability to accept digital payments, merchants can offer multiple payment options to customers all over the world. However, the global payment processing landscape has become more complicated, involving[…]

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5 Ways African Shop Owners Can Boost Sales

Looking to increase your conversions and sales? In today’s digital era there are a host of new techniques that will help you grow your profits.

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