UBA partners MasterCard, introduces ‘Quick Response’ digital payment collection solution for SMEs


Pan African Financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has again disrupted the e-payment space with the introduction of Master Pass ‘Quick Response’ (QR) Bot. The revolutionary solution enables the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria and across Africa to receive digital payments from their customers through scanning, using their Facebook account. Developed […]

Digital technology to bridge financial inclusion gap

Digital technology is seen to have a huge potential of bringing financial services to underserved adults, and as such bridging the gap in financial inclusion, according to Gallup, Inc. Access to financial products and services is becoming more attainable than ever, especially for consumers that live in rural locations or regions without the structures of […]

Nigeria Senate champions fintech growth to accelerate financial inclusion

Bukola Saraki, the Nigeria Senate President, has assured that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital financial technology (FinTech) in the country to deepen financial inclusion for all. According to a statement signed by Sanni Onogu, Saraki’s chief press secretary, in Abuja, the president gave the assurance while speaking before the Africa […]

Walmart partners Moneygram in new global money transfer service

Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue,  is teaming up with Moneygram to provide a global money transfer service, which offers low flat fees to send money anywhere in the world. Four years ago, Walmart stepped into the money transfer business with its domestic service Wallmart2Walmart, which according to the company has saved customers nearly $700 […]

Blockchain expands beyond bitcoin to Amazon, Nvidia, Alibaba

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies’ underlying blockchain technology has been gaining popularity among big firms from Amazon to Alibaba Group to Nvidia and Mastercard. What do these top-rated stocks have in common? They’re involved with blockchain in one way or another and see huge potential in the technology, not to mention cost savings, operational efficiencies, and increased […]

Fidelity Bank session at Social Media Week to discuss digital revolution

A Fidelity Bank session at the ongoing social media week in Lagos Nigeria, holding Friday, will focus on digital revolution with the session being organised around the topic, ‘The Millennial Takeover: How Millennials Are Changing The Financial Landscape,” the bank said in a statement issued Thursday. The bank said its decision to participate in the […]

Digital currency regulation is ‘inevitable,’ says IMF chief  

Christine Lagarde,International Monetary Fund chief, said it’s only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies come under government regulation. Lagarde told John Defterios, CNNMoney emerging markets editor, that “It’s inevitable. It’s clearly a domain where we need international regulation and proper supervision.” “There is probably quite a bit of dark activity [in cryptocurrencies],” she added at […]

Most influential Asian Americans in blockchain, cryptocurrency

Given the excitement around blockchain, digital currencies, bitcoin, and ICOs, it  would be interesting to recognise the Asian Americans that are considered most influential, according to Bob Wu of NextShark, to the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. This is a pretty wild list, including individuals launching their own tokens, to a journalist, to a CEO of a Fortune […]

Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive


Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The U.S. social media company said the centre, according to Reuters, would host an “incubator programme” to help develop technology start-ups, while it […]