financial inclusion Archive

Nigerian Central Bank Wants Financial Institutions to Develop Products Based on Its CBDC

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said it wants players in the country’s payment

Ghana’s Minority Lawmakers Reject Government Proposal to Tax Mobile Money Transactions

The Ghanaian government’s proposal to introduce a 1.75% levy on digital transactions was recently

IMF Says Nigerian CBDC Drawing Global Interest, Warns of Associated Risks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has acknowledged that the recently launched Nigerian central bank

South African Fintech Raises $120 Million in Funding Round Led by Fidelity

A South Africa and London-based fintech startup, JUMO, recently revealed it has raised $120

Nigerian Experts Insist Africa’s First CBDC Is Presently Not for the Unbanked

While the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continues to tout the e-naira’s credentials as

CBDC Could Increase Nigeria’s GDP by $29 Billion in 10 Years: President Buhari

The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, suggested in a recent speech that the new e-naira

Nigeria Central Bank Governor Says CBDC Launch Just ‘a Couple of Days’ Away

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has confirmed the

Egyptian Banks Set to Launch Multi-Million Dollar Fintech Fund

Egyptian banks are reportedly on course to launch a $69.6 million fund which is

Nigerian CBDC Website Goes Live, Central Bank Faces Trademark Infringement Allegations

According to reports from Nigeria, the official website for the Central Bank of Nigeria

Chipper Cash Extends Peer-to-Peer Money Transfer Service to South Africa

Chipper Cash, an African fintech start-up, has extended its peer-to-peer instant money service to

Central Bank of Nigeria Selects Barbados-Based Fintech Firm as Technical Partner for CBDC Project

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has named the fintech firm Bitt Inc. as

Bank of Ghana Selects German Technology Firm as Partner for CBDC Project

The Bank of Ghana (BOG) says it has signed an agreement with Giesecke Devrient

Ghana Vice President Praises Central Bank’s CBDC Initiative, Says Digital Currencies Can Boost Intra-African Trade

The Ghanaian Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, has implored African governments to start exploring digital

Rwanda Central Bank Joins CBDC Bandwagon After Announcing Digital Currency Research

The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) has become the latest African central bank to

New Bank of America Report Says Digital Currencies ‘Could Boost Economic Growth’ in Developing Countries

A new Bank of America (BOA) research study has found that both central bank

Bank of Uganda Launches Regulatory Sandbox Framework — One Fintech Firm Already Approved

The Bank of Uganda (BOU) has announced the launch of a regulatory sandbox that

Study Shows 36% of Nigerian Adults Are Financially Excluded — Digital Financial Services Bolsters Inclusion

Nearly 36% of Nigeria’s 106 million adults lack access to both regulated and unregulated

Fintechs Invited to Work on Georgia’s Central Bank Digital Currency

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has issued a call for companies in the fintech