In 2011, the Nigerian government launched a financial inclusion initiative and set a target to include 80% of the country’s adult population. Although only a target of 64% was met by the end of
As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they serve.
In 2015, the emergence of fintechs such as Flutterwave and Paystack changed the game for online businesses in Africa by making it easier to integrate payments into customer interfaces without building
The independent restaurant customer, most likely adopting restaurant operation technology for the first time, is who Fudo is targeting.
This past month has seen several African fintechs such as Flutterwave and Union54 make headlines for compliance checks issues and fraud allegations. Both unlinked events re-emphasize the importance of
Founded last year, Guava aims to reduce the racial wealth gap by providing financial services to Black small businesses.
Uprise takes in a user’s full financial picture, including overlooked aspects like employer benefits, and offers recommendations on where to funnel money.
YuLife originally made a name for itself in its home market of the U.K. for its new approach to the provisioning of life insurance: Yes, sell a policy that provides financial security to your people i
When Yoeal Haile started Aspira, a lending service, in 2017, he wanted to give Kenyans more choice about buying stuff on credit. The business eventually grew to a point where it offered over $1 millio
Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering dismal tech stocks and even worse cryptocurrency pric
While several major crypto trading platforms are making large-scale layoffs and freezing hiring, some of their rivals have rushed to reassure their staff and the public that they are sticking to their
Google is expanding a verification program for financial services ads that it launched in the U.K. last summer after seeing what it describes as a “pronounced decline” in reports of ads pr
Since its launch in December, StepN, an app that lets users walk and run to earn tokens, has quickly become a household name in the play-to-earn blockchain gaming, or GameFi, world. Two to three milli