Africa Fintech News   · by Asilimia
15 Million Kenya Shillings Move Through M-PESA every Minute, Reveals Safaricom CFO
(bitcoinke.io)

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Nairobi to host StanChart's fintech hub
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Crisis as mobile lenders blacklist 2.5 million borrowers
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Inlaks Launches 'thehatch' Innovation Lab; Team TopHill Adjudged Winner At The Hackathon
(www.modernghana.com)

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China's Transsion and Kenya's Wapi Capital Collaborate To Fund African Fintech Startups
(industrynewswire.us)

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China's Transsion and Kenya's Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
(forecastwire.com)

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Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
(techcrunch.com)

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Global fintech investments nosedive as Chinese fundraising falls sharply
(www.scmp.com)

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Facebook Expands its Local Language Coverage as Part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme
(thefintechtimes.com)

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Lendable Announces New CIO & COO
(www.crowdfundinsider.com)

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Kenyan Regulator Warns Against FX Scams
(www.financemagnates.com)

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3 Kenyan fintech startups picked for CMA regulatory sandbox
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Inlaks launches the hatch innovation lab, winners emerge at the Hackathon
(guardian.ng)

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Kenya's Asilimia has built a digital payments ecosystem for SMEs
(disrupt-africa.com)

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China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund
(techcrunch.com)

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Nairobi hosts conference on financial technology
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Eight Kenyan fintech startups to keep an eye on
(ventureburn.com)

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The Digital Lenders Association of Kenya Seeking to Lobby Regulation and Standards in Fintech
(bitcoinke.io)

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Kenyan fintech now enabling Africa payments with Asia
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Three fintech startups admitted to Kenya's Regulatory Sandbox
(techtrendske.co.ke)

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What are the biggest risks fintech poses to banks?
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Global economic slowdown likely to squeeze resource-rich nations
(www.monitor.co.ug)

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CMA in deal with the Abu Dhabi financial regulator
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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New CBK system to identify bank clients
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Standard Chartered launches fintech innovation lab in Shanghai, China
(www.fintechmagazine.com)

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The Fintech Revolution: Who Are The New Competitors In Banking?
(www.forbes.com)

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Africa is last growth frontier for FinTech companies
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Strategic investments pay off for Kenya's largest brewer -
(africanbusinessmagazine.com)

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Kenyan banks at pains to offer new currency as shortfall...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Perpetual Debt in the Silicon Savannah
(bostonreview.net)

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Kenyan startups attracted highest funding last year
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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"Largest Acquisition By Payment Service Provider In Africa," Says Kenya's DPO Of PayFast Purchase
(www.forbes.com)

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Kenya's CMA admits three fintechs to regulatory sandbox
(ventureburn.com)

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On Lithuania IMF Cites FinTech and Money Laundering As Inner City Press Asks Of Corruption
(www.innercitypress.com)

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Cim Group
(www.africaoutlookmag.com)

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Fintech Investment in Africa Quadruples to $357M
(w7news.com)

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Reaching the unbanked — MTN to shake up Nigeria’s fintech sector
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Kenya most lucrative market for fintech top staff in Africa
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards
(www.africanews.com)

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Kenya mulls regulations on digital lenders to curb risks - Xinhua | English.news.cn
(www.xinhuanet.com)

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3 Fintech firms admitted into CMA regulatory sandbox
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Safaricom, Equity target new fintech services to go beyond Kenyan borders
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Safaricom's Digifarm To Outgrow M-Pesa in Five Years
(sokodirectory.com)

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $30M backed by Goldman Sachs
(techcrunch.com)

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Why Kenyan start-ups can bank on ICOs
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Africell to spend $100 million on mobile infrastructure, fintech in Africa
(www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

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67 Million Cryptocurrency App Downloads Recorded in the First Half of 2019
(bitcoinke.io)

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Kenya keen on regulatory fintech sandbox
(www.bankingtech.com)

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Africa's Fintech Investment Quadrupled To $357m In 2018​
(www.forbes.com)

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Mobile loans: The new gold rush minting billions from the poor
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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SAS partners with CIO East Africa to host East Africa’s Fintech Summit in Nairobi
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Kenya needs to regulate FinTech say digital lenders
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Winter is coming: what is the CIOs role during mergers and acquisitions?
(www.cio.co.ke)

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How This Fintech Has Adapted to the Entrepreneur Journey
(techweez.com)

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Swedish fintech partners with local payments provider
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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Kenya’s fintech: Debtors, bettors and profits
(www.theafricareport.com)

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Next frontier in banking is a marriage of fintechs and banks
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Tala appoints Ivan Mbowa to lead Kenya business
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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One of a kind festival between Africa and Asia to be held in Nairobi
(www.kenyanews.go.ke)

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Mastercard's Nairobi Lab targets rural financial inclusion
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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VMWare pens sponsorship for 2019 East Africa Fintech Summit
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Should digital lenders worry as clients struggle?
(www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

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KBA to Explore Steps in Streamlining Fintech As a Disrupter in the Credit Market
(techweez.com)

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Kenyan consortium launches mobile banking app
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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CMA Kenya is the First Regulator in Africa to Implement a Regulatory Sandbox
(bitcoinke.io)

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Fintech to come to Nairobi
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Mobile lenders drive microfinance entities to early grave
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Kenyan fintech lender gets Sh45m grant
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Banks forum to discuss fintech, cost of credit
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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How fintech companies are giving you app ease
(www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

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As Brexit looms, UK government looks to support SA startups
(ventureburn.com)

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Future for the Finance Industry in 2019
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Adapt IT inks sponsorship for Fintech Summit in Nairobi
(www.cio.co.ke)

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IS, Kocela, Kinesis join the wagon for Fintech Summit 2019 sponsorship
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Irish FinTech start-up operating in Kenya secures seed funding
(www.britsinkenya.com)

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Sub-Saharan Africa proves to be the top market for Inclusive Fintech 50 winners
(www.britsinkenya.com)

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Kenyan fintech startup 4G Capital expands to Uganda
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Expectation builds ahead of Finnovation Kenya 2019
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Does social fintech have a real impact?
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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African Fintech Expected to Grow to $3 Billion by 2020, Led by Kenya, Nigeria, and SA
(bitcoinke.io)

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CMA approves regulatory policy to guide fintech companies
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Financial technology key to sustained economic growth for Kenya
(www.cio.co.ke)

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East Africa Fintech summit advisory board launched
(www.cio.co.ke)

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The next frontier in banking is in fintech
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Disrupting the insurance industry
(www.cio.co.ke)

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KCB Bank commits Sh10M for Fintech Summit
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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StanChart eyes revenue boost with fintech lab
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Why Fintech lending could push the poor into debt trap
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Digital Lenders Association launched to stimulate Fintech growth in the country
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Zamara enters micro-pension deal with firm
(mobile.nation.co.ke)

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Safaricom Plans To Expand Masoko Beyond Kenya
(gadgets-africa.com)

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Two Kenyan firms named in world emerging Fintech companies
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Afro-Asia Fintech Festival receives Sh5M boost from Safaricom
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Best fintech companies in Kenya
(www.jambonews.co.ke)

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Firms donate to Asian fintech event to be held in Nairobi
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Microsoft mentors women software engineers in Kenya
(www.cio.co.ke)

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[VIDEO] A Closer Look at the Pundi X Cryptocurrency Merchant Device at the Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019
(bitcoinke.io)

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Remittances platform Pesabase launches in Kenya
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Lessons Kenya can learn on fintech innovation
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Kenya's fintech fueling regional growth, says report
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Laura Chite appointed to Kenya’s Communications Authority Board
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Africell to spend Sh10b on fintechs
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Fintechs' growth nudges banks to ink lending pacts
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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Kenya mulls over ICOs for citizens
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Cyber threats in Kenya are increasing in frequency and magnitude
(www.consultancy.africa)

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How Kenya's Tanda is revolutionising life for micro-retailers
(disrupt-africa.com)

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Cryptocurrency plan will radically transform Kenya's monetary system:...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Agreement with Central Bank of Kenya
(www.crowdfundinsider.com)

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Cabinet Secretary, ICT Kenya, Says the Blockchain Taskforce Report Ready and Discusses Digital Currencies at the Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019
(bitcoinke.io)

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Singaporean FOMO Pay partners with Kenya's WAPI Pay to provide payment solutions between Asia & Africa
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Fintech—the next frontier
(www.the-star.co.ke)

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The Afro-Asia Fintech 2019 Festival in Kenya to Feature President Kenyatta and CBK Governor
(bitcoinke.io)

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Kenya leveraging on technology to deepen financial inclusion – President Kenyatta
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Fintech: Kenya's Wapi Pay seeks payment solutions between Asia and...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Kenya among four countries selected for Qiantang Global Fintech Competition
(nairobinews.nation.co.ke)

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Afro-Asia Fintech summit discusses Blockchain and Cryptocurrency regulation in Africa
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Fintech is the next frontier, we need to tap it for a better world
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Kenyan Fintech company signs MoU to offer payment solutions between Africa and Asia
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum
(www.pulselive.co.ke)

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Tala tips clients on good money habits
(www.nation.co.ke)

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United Africa Blockchain Association announces training target
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Bank of Tanzania tells financial service providers to build customers’ trust amid technological challenges
(www.thecitizen.co.tz)

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StanChart launches fintech innovation lab in Shanghai
(www.internationalinvestment.net)

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JUMO appoints Buhle Goslar as its Africa CEO
(techtrendske.co.ke)

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Lori hires African Experts to expand market footprint in Africa | Techish Kenya
(tech-ish.com)

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Over-regulation, compliance issues hinder development of Fintech firms
(www.nation.co.ke)

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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review
(www.crowdfundinsider.com)

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Mastercard signs partnership to scale smallholder farmers across Africa
(www.cio.co.ke)

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3 Blockchain-based Startups Get Featured at the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator by the Central Bank of Kenya
(bitcoinke.io)

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Singapore and Kenya strike fintech co-operation pact
(www.finextra.com)

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Uhuru invites Barbadian business community to invest in Kenya
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Fintech startup Nvoicia wins Seedstars Ghana event
(disrupt-africa.com)

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President Kenyatta invites Barbadian business community to invest in Kenya
(www.kbc.co.ke)

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NilePay mobile money launched in South Sudan
(hapakenya.com)

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It’s time to more closely examine Kenya’s plans for a digital future
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Uhuru invites Barbadian investors to set shop in Kenya
(www.standardmedia.co.ke)

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CIO East Africa to host the 3rd annual IoT & AI Summit in Nairobi
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Campaign to save Kenya's wild animals – archive, 1961
(www.theguardian.com)

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CMA, Abu Dhabi global market partner to enhance sustainable finance
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Use new export plans to bridge trade gaps
(www.nation.co.ke)

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Perspectives on the taxation of the digital economy - Capital Blog
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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[Column] Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market
(techtrendske.co.ke)

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Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO
(techcrunch.com)

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Forum brings home hopes, fears of rising digital currencies
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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NilePay mobile money launches in South...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Standard Chartered opens innovation lab in China
(www.verdict.co.uk)

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SA fintech startup JUMO appoints Africa and India CEOs [Updated]
(ventureburn.com)

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Meet the 44 Startups in Africa that have Raised $1M+ in 2019
(www.africanexponent.com)

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Perspectives of the taxation of the digital economy - Capital Blog
(www.capitalfm.co.ke)

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Meet the 44 Startups in Africa
(www.africanexponent.com)

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Standard Chartered opens innovation lab in Shanghai
(www.finextra.com)

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SA fintech startup JUMO appoints SA and India CEOs
(ventureburn.com)

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Chijioke Dozie of Carbon: Exploring Africa's fintech success story | Leadership
(africa.businesschief.com)

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JUMO makes regional CEO appointments to spur growth
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Equity Bank's Finserve boss Jack Ngare moves to...
(citizentv.co.ke)

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Kenya's Central Bank looks to rein in mobile money lenders
(www.itwebafrica.com)

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Opinion: Going digital for the greater good
(www.arabianbusiness.com)

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Egyptian fintech MoneyFellows has raised over $1m
(ventureburn.com)

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SEACOM announces refreshed brand identity
(www.cio.co.ke)

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Africell to spend $100 mln on mobile infrastructure, fintech in Africa
(af.reuters.com)

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Investment In African Fintech’s Grew To US$357 Million In 2018
(www.techzim.co.zw)

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Chris Hafner of Grovelands on the promise for fintechs in the MENA region | Leadership
(africa.businesschief.com)

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Fintech is the next frontier
(www.businessdailyafrica.com)

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Nigeria's central bank awards financial services licence to MTN...
(af.reuters.com)

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