Category archives for: Finance

Ecobank Announces Winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Lome, Togo, September 7, 2018/ — Nala, Virtual Identity and Wallet.ng dazzle judging panel to be the three winners of the competition; All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the pan-African banking giant.

Closing the Gap: Leadership Perspectives on Promoting Women in Financial Services

September 7, 2018//-Men still make up most of the management ranks at banks and insurers. New survey data and interviews with female executives point the way to improving gender diversity.

Akufo-Addo: We Are Creating A Strong Set Of Indigenous Banks

Accra, Ghana, September 7, 2018//-Ghana President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the ongoing rationalization of the banking sector, by the Bank of Ghana, is to enable the country emerge with the strongest set of indigenous banks which can help grow Ghana’s economy.

League of Arab States, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Sign MoU Towards Intra-Arab Trade

Cairo, Egypt, September 6, 2018/ — The League of Arab States (Economic Affairs Sector) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards accelerating cooperation in the development of intra-Arab trade.

Clickatell Transact Enables UBA to Launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp

Lagos, Nigeria, September 6, 2018/ — Clickatell, an authorized WhatsApp Business Solution provider, announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) goes live with their Chat Banking solution – Leo on WhatsApp.

Applications Open for 2018 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum Travel Fellowship for African Journalists

Lagos, Nigeria, September 5, 2018//-The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropy, has announced a call for entries for the 2018 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum Travel Fellowship for African journalists.

UBA’s Leo Now On WhatsApp

September 4, 2018//-Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has announced the commencement of its chat bank ‘Leo’ on the WhatsApp platform.

3 Banks Launch New Enterprise Survey in over 40 Countries

September 3, 2018//-The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are launching a new round of enterprise surveys in more than 40 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

UBA Appoints Four New Board Members

Lagos, Nigeria; August 31, 2018//-The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its board, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).

Equity Subsidiary Eyes Rival Banks with e-commerce Payments Link

August 30, 2018//-Equity Bank’s  tech subsidiary is providing its payment platform to rival banks as it seeks a larger share of the e-commerce and remittances markets.

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