South Africa

10X Banking Expands to Africa

10x Banking, the transformational cloud-native SaaS core bank operating system founded by former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, has announced a partnership with Old Mutual as it expands into Africa and scales its evolving core banking system into new markets in

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Fxview Spearheads Innovation in South Africa

Fxview, a leading Forex and CFD industry player operating under the Finvasia Group financial conglomerate, shakes up the financial scene in South Africa with its innovative product suite. In a strategic initiative to expand its outreach in the African region,

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IFC Invests in New Private Equity Fund Targeting Financial Inclusion Startups in Africa and Asia

IFC announced an investment in a new fund by Apis Partners LLP, a private equity firm, to help innovative mid-cap financial service providers expand and boost financial inclusion among individuals and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises across Africa, South Asia,

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Yellow Card Is the First Fintech in Africa to Launch PayPal USD (PYUSD)

Yellow Card becomes the first fintech on the continent to launch PayPal USD (PYUSD). This new stablecoin from PayPal, issued by Paxos, will open new horizons for digital financial transactions between Africa and the United States. Crypto adoption in Africa

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Addpay and Wiseasy Unveil Game-Changing Android Payment Solutions

In a pivotal moment that heralds a transformative era for African fintech, cutting-edge Android payment devices are reshaping the paradigm of in-store and forecourt transactions. These technologically advanced devices, meticulously crafted and supplied by Wiseasy, bear the AddPay brand, setting

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South African Insurtech Startup LeaseSurance Raised $3M Seed

LeaseSurance, a South African Insuretech platform underwritten by Bryte, has successfully raised R3million in a seed financing round led by Fedgroup Private Capital. The funding will be instrumental in advancing LeaseSurance’s mission of enhancing the real estate ecosystem through its

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Acquisitions of South African Fintech Specialist E4

A consortium led by independent private equity fund manager, Infinite Partners, has announced its acquisition of South African fintech specialist, e4. The transaction will see e4 obtain the necessary capital for advancing to the next stage of its expansion. Infinite

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Robust Results from Lesaka as it Champions Financial Inclusion

South Africa’s informal market is a space that is well understood by South African fintech, Lesaka Technologies, a champion of financial inclusion, steadily building a leading position in these fast growing, previously underserved markets. GG Alcock, who coined the term

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South African Peach Payments Collects US$31M Series A Funding

Apis Growth Fund II, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners, a UK-based asset manager, announces its proposed investment of €29M (US$31M) in Baobab Payments GmbH (trading as Peach Payments), a rapidly growing digital payment service provider that enables

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South African Insurtech Naked Raises US$17M in Series B Funding From IFC

Naked — a South Africa based insurtech company that offers a new, fully digital way for consumers to insure their cars, homes, and valuables — has announced that it has raised US$17 million (about R290 million) in Series B Funding.

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