New core banking system for Nigeria’s microfinance banks


Inlaks, a banking software provider in Nigeria and West Africa, has built a core banking solution together with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the country’s microfinance sector.

Ruby Hill Microfinance opts for Abacus core banking system

New MFI set up in Myanmar

A new microfinance entity in Myanmar, Ruby Hill Microfinance, has signed for the Abacus core banking system, provided by Fern Software.

Microcred looks ahead with BankBI business intelligence software

Microcred on major expansion spree; Temenos to provide tech

Microfinance entity Microcred has chosen BankBI’s business intelligence software applications as part of its move into retail banking. As reported last year, Microcred said it plans to become a fully-fledged retail bank and grow its presence from nine to 17 countries by 2020. It has opted to keep its long-standing technology provider, Temenos, and upgrade […]

Innotribe unveils ten start-ups for Africa challenge


Innotribe, Swift’s innovation arm, has named the ten firms who will compete in its Start-up Challenge Africa. The start-ups will pitch their products in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 17 May 2017 during Swift’s African Regional Conference. Innotribe evaluated close to 100 applications received for the third edition of the Startup Challenge in Africa. The applications […]

Singapore regulator and UN team up for ASEAN financial inclusion

Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have teamed up to improve access to digital financial services in the ASEAN region. The partnership is under the ongoing UNCDF’s Shift (Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations) programme for development in this part of the world. Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer, MAS, […]

Khushhali Microfinance Bank in tech revamp with Temenos and NDC

New core banking system on the way

Pakistan-based Khushhali Microfinance Bank is to overhaul its technology with Temenos. The project will be delivered by National Data Consultants (NDC), Temenos’ partner and integrator in the region.

New loan origination system for Mobilink Microfinance Bank

New customer for banking tech vendor Path Solutions in Pakistan

Pakistan-based Mobilink Microfinance Bank (MMBL, formerly Waseela Microfinance Bank) is implementing a new loan origination system, supplied by Path Solutions.

Mfinance concludes integration platform tender

Zambia's Mfinance selects new integration platform

Kenya-based banking tech provider and integrator NLS Banking Solutions has won the bid to supply an integration platform to Madison Finance Company (Mfinance) in Zambia.

Bank of Baroda launches fellowship programme to support fintech start-ups


Bank of Baroda, a public sector bank in India, has launched a fellowship programme to support fintech, rural, agricultural and financial inclusion start-ups.

DFS Innovation Lab launches fintech bootcamp


Powered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Digital Financial Services (DFS) Innovation Lab has launched a new high-intensity fintech bootcamp for companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and and South Asia.