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Central African Bank calls for more digital payments

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) urged citizens in the region to take advantage …

Nigerian fintech providers ink digital payment pact

Nigeria mobile wallet provider Paga partnered software company SystemSpecs, a move initially said to ease …

Nepal payment service launches on basic devices

Nepal mobile payments company Prabhu Pay extended its service to users of basic handsets on …

Singapore delays digital bank decision

Singapore’s central bank pushed back its timeline to issue much sought-after digital banking licences, citing …

Senegal operator seeks more Free Money

Senegal’s second-largest operator by connections, Free, signed a deal with Comviva to upgrade its mobile …

Investors commit $120M to PLDT fintech unit

Philippines-based PLDT revealed existing investors including KKR and Tencent committed up to $120 million in …

Ethiopia opens mobile money to newcomers

Ethiopia’s central bank issued regulations allowing non-banks to offer basic financial services, potentially opening the …

Veon flags JazzCash growth, warns of turbulence ahead

Operator group Veon reported an increase in monthly active users for Pakistan mobile wallet JazzCash …

Japanese wallet provider bags $43M in extra funds

Japan-based mobile wallet provider Kyash announced plans to expand its offering into wider mainstream banking …

Qatar unveils national mobile payments system

The Qatar Central Bank released specifications for a national QR code system, a project designed …