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TradeDepot Secures US$110m to Scale BNPL Service to Retail SMEs

B2B ecommerce and embedded finance platform TradeDepot has raised US$110 million in a Series B equity and debt funding round. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) led the Series B. Participating investors included Novastar, Sahel Capital, CDC Group, and Endeavor Catalyst.

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FSD Africa to Launch BimaLab Insurtech Accelerator in Ghana and Nigeria

Specialist development agency Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa is set to be launching its insurtech accelerator program in Ghana and Nigeria in 2022. The agency will be launching its BimaLab Insurtech Accelerator Program in the two West African countries next

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6 Biggest African Fintech Hubs Take the Spotlight

African fintech hubs have grown rapidly in the past few years, leading to pockets of fintech development across the continent. According to Findexable’s Global Fintech Rankings Report, 14 of the top Middle East and African fintech hubs came from the

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4 CBDC Projects in Africa You Need to Know

Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, are not a new concept to Africa. Multiple CBDC projects in Africa currently exist, even amidst a wider fintech boom across the continent. In an interview, Dr. Co-Pierre Georg, an expert on CBDCs, explains

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UK’s Ghana International Bank Taps Backbase to Spur its Digital Strategy

Ghana International Bank (GHIB), a UK-headquartered pan-African bank, announced that it has partnered with engagement banking technology provider Backbase. The partnership will underpin the bank’s digital transformation, accelerate innovation and, by allowing GHIB to create tailor-made solutions, provide an enhanced,

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Ghanaian E-Wallet Zeepay Secures US$ 7.9 Million in Series A Funding

Ghanaian digital wallet Zeepay announced completion of a US$ 7.9 million Series A funding that is a hybrid of both equity and balance sheet funds to support its operations. The fundraise was led by I&P, an impact investing group with

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Bank of Ghana Pilots Fintech Sandbox

The Bank of Ghana launched a regulatory and innovation sandbox pilot in collaboration with fintech firm EMTECH which provides cloud-based software specifically for central banks. The sandbox is a supportive and controlled policy environment that enables firms to test innovative

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Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda Among Africa’s Fastest-Growing Fintech Ecosystems: Report

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya have historically been the fintech hubs of Africa, but the next chapter for the industry in the continent will likely come from new, fast-growing ecosystems, including Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda, according to a new report.

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Allianz X Increases Fund Size to €1 Billion, Eyeing to Invest in Digital Business

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today it has received additional investment from Allianz SE, increasing its fund size to €1 billion. The increase is the result of Allianz X’s investment track record, successful collaborations

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Standard Chartered Launches Second Wave of Digital-only Banks Across 4 African Markets

Standard Chartered today announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key

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