Kenya Central Bank Outlining Open Banking Ambitions
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has released a draft document outlining a five-year digitalization plan to modernize the country’s domestic payment landscape. The document, titled Kenya National Payments System Vision and Strategy 2021 – 2025 and released in DecemberRead More
3 Barriers European Fintechs Face Around Working with Refugee Populations
Refugees in Europe are struggling to access basic financial services, and though this would have typically represented an opportunity for fintechs, companies in the space are facing major barriers that are hampering their ability to adequately serve these underbanked populations,Read More
Why Are 80% of Central Banks Looking into Digital Currencies?
In 2019, 80% of central banks were engaged in work related to central bank digital currency (CBDC), compared with 70% the previous year. Amongst these, 40% had progressed from conceptual research to experiments or proofs-of-concept, and 10% had developed pilotRead More
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 keyRead More