A new handbook shows that African entrepreneurs are able to hold their own globally if given the chance.
The FinTech ecosystem in Ghana provided the basis for understanding how various actors work together to shape financial inclusion.
Central banking was given to technocrats whose job is to make the difficult decisions. But there are parameters. And within these, central bankers must act independently, without fear or favour.
El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is a noble idea, but unworkable in the long term.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
An attempt to prevent fraud in Ghana’s burgeoning mobile money sector could be a setback for access to financial services.
The question now is, how to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
Fintech can help small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia’s largest economy access funding and expand their businesses.
Last minute decision suspends world’s biggest IPO. But it exposes debates still ongoing about how to regulate fintech companies.
Using less cash means leaving more digital traces of where your money goes - but there are ways to keep some privacy.
On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
Traditional banks don't understand the challenge they face from fintech disruptors and their competitive advantage is on the wane.
Revolut recently got an EU banking licence from Lithuania but it’s facing some political headwinds.
New waves of products offered by FinTech companies are likely to spur banks to compete in a space where they have been slow to innovate.
Mobile money transfers have been a great asset. But the rise of online betting could threaten its contribution.
Now with more unicorns than fintech, could it be showtime for mediatech?
Open banking will require data sharing that will disrupt the monopoly that big banks have on customers’ financial data. It will boost the range of products and deals available to people.
Many startups now offer “instant” loans for online purchases. This business model has been around for centuries and is incredibly profitable.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it’s time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.