Tag Archives: Africa

Fintech company Mybucks buying 6 African MFIs?

Probably also since MyBucks is a Luxembourg based company, I felt even more surprised about the article “Mybucks and Opportunity International Partner to Drive Financial Inclusion for 460 Million Unbanked Citizens of Africa” I found in the internet. Opportunity International, in … Continue reading

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Tanzania, are you ready for Digital Finance PLUS (DF+)?

Everybody wants to be digital finance ready! My last blog on the EIB diagnostic of 7 markets in Africa and their potential readiness to replicate Kenya with its Mpesa story already launched this topic. The same day, CGAP launches its … Continue reading

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Can we have another Mpesa? – a study analyzing 7 African markets

This blog has been long overdue. The European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched a study in December 2014 on digital financial Services (DFS) in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda … Continue reading

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Nigeria: CBN approves 2 models of mobile money services

It took them quite some time, but I guess they have gotten around finally doing it. If this is the right set up we will see, but it is a start. After years of market development, digital finance in Nigeria … Continue reading

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Combining inclusion and protection?

… so this is a guest post by guest blogger Claudia Huber: I remember Compartamos’ initial public offering (IPO) in early 2007. Microfinance still being considered the panacea to all development problems, Compartamos shares were 13 times oversubscribed and sold … Continue reading

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Microinsurance in Africa 2012 – impressive growth

This blog primarily draws from a study published by Making Finance Work for Africa and the Munich Re Foundation aiming at updating and expanding on the 2010 Africa landscape study. Key Findings: With also some key data points on the … Continue reading

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Is ProCredit exiting Africa?

ProCredit Holding, one of the most successful and most structured greenfield holdings, seems to become used to exiting its African affiliates. They have been courted with equity and technical assistance from a range of development finance institutions (DFIs) including KFW, … Continue reading

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What about Zambia?

Zambia is one of these countries for me about which I do not know anything. This might be a good thing for an African country since many of them get into the headlines for not so positive things like currency … Continue reading

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