Nedbank overhauls commercial lending with Misys tech

New retail bank coming to South Africa

Nedbank, one of South Africa’s largest banks, is implementing a new syndicated lending system, Fusionbanking Loan IQ, supplied by Misys.

Commercial Bank of Africa goes Loop-y for millennial entrepreneurs

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Kenya-based Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has unveiled its mobile-based banking service as it targets millennial entrepreneurs. The new service, created in collaboration with software provider Strands, is called CBA Loop and core banking services will be available on the mobile phone app. Users can manage their personal finances, send money, schedule utility bills payments, […]

Housing Bank Algeria in tech revamp with Infosys Finacle

Infosys Finacle gets new site in Algeria

Housing Bank Algeria, a subsidiary of Jordan-based Housing Bank for Trade and Finance (HBTF), is modernising its front-to-back office technology with Infosys Finacle.

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.

Guaranty Trust Bank extends ICS Banks core system roll-out to Tanzania

Core banking software vendor ICSFS grows African presence

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), a Nigeria-based bank operating across multiple countries in Africa, has extended the roll-out of its core banking system, ICS Banks, to Tanzania. The solution is supplied by ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS).

Kenya Bankers Association unveils real-time interbank switch

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Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has launched its real-time interbank switch, PesaLink, and kicked off a phased rollout of the digital payments platform. The product has been in the making since 2013, when KBA member banks decided to create their own industrywide switch to rival the M-Pesa services. KBA vice-chairman John Gachora says PesaLink is “proof […]

2017: the year fintech shifts its focus to Africa


Africa is becoming a very interesting fintech innovation hub (in particular South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt). As much as 80% of the continent is unbanked, opening the door to a breadth of opportunities for fintech companies to seize market share.

Innotribe start-up challenge returns to Africa


Swift Innotribe’s “Start-up Challenge for Africa” is open for applications. For the third year running, the challenge will be part of Swift’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 16-18 May 2017. ARC typically attracts up to 500 delegates from around 40 countries, according to Swift. It offers the usual mix of […]

Ecobank launches fintech challenge for start-ups

CEO is now Chief Cultural Transformation Officer

Pan-African banking conglomerate Ecobank has launched a fintech challenge for start-ups. The event, open to Africa’s entrepreneurs, innovators and developers, provides an opportunity to win $500,000 in funding as well as partner with Ecobank and roll out services across 36 countries.

New digital bank, SunTrust, runs on ICS Banks core platform

SunTrust, Nigeria's new digital bank

SunTrust Bank in Nigeria has renewed the contract with banking software vendor ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS) for its ICS Banks core banking system.