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Turaco acquires MicroEnsure Ghana to deepen affordable insurance coverage across Africa

Turaco, Africa’s leading tech-enabled affordable insurance company, today announced the acquisition of MicroEnsure Ghana, a pioneering microinsurance company from MIC Global. Under the deal, MicroEnsure will rebrand as Turaco Ghana and retain the expertise of the existing team and leadership. The acquisition is part of Turaco’s long-term vision to provide simple and accessible insurance to…

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The State of Web3 in Ghana
The State of Web3 in Ghana

Ghana is one of the bright spots in Africa’s cryptocurrency story. The West African country has often been touted as a state with immense potential and one of the candidates for major cryptocurrency adoption on the continent. In this article, the Africa Money & DeFi Summit looks at the state of the cryptocurrency industry in…

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How can DeFi power the African financial system?
How can DeFi power the African financial system?

The African financial system is broken and requires innovation to fix it. Despite attempts by new financial technology firms to fill the gaps that exist, the foundation of the entire ecosystem, which is traditional finance backed by government-issued currencies and institutions, has left some gaps still wide open. The creation of blockchain technology and the…

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Transforming Cross-Border Payments: How Wewire Africa is Bridging the Gap from Africa to Tier One Countries

By: Ebenezer Ghanney, Co-founder and CEO of Wewire Africa. Cross-border payments have long been a challenge for individuals and businesses in Africa seeking to engage with tier-one countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The complex web of regulations, high costs, and limited access to traditional financial services have hindered economic…

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The Case for Open Finance
The Case for Open Finance

By Adesola Sanusi We’ve evolved from cash and piggybanks to physical banks, and we’re now moving into a cashless world with digital connectivity and financial services at your fingertips. Open finance broadens financial access beyond traditional bank accounts. Its potential lies in open access to financial data, increased transparency, and vast innovation. This transformative approach…

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African Fintech and Web3 Leaders to Convene at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana
African Fintech and Web3 Leaders to Convene at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana

The Africa Money and DeFi Summit, supported by Amazon Web Services, Pivo and Fonbnk, aims to connect African fintech and Web3 industries with international players and will take place in Accra, Ghana on October 3rd and 4th, 2023. With a focus on driving tech investments and fostering collaborations, industry experts, investors, regulators including Bank of Ghana,…

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AZA Finance Launches New Payout Corridors to Empower Businesses in Emerging Markets
AZA Finance Launches New Payout Corridors to Empower Businesses in Emerging Markets

AZA Finance, an African fintech company, is a global leader specialising in providing secure and efficient financial infrastructure for payments, foreign exchange, and treasury services. The company recently announced the continued diversification of its global offering by expanding into new corridors in key strategic frontier markets. This expansion includes the introduction of new payout corridors…

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Tyme raises $77.8m to fuel global expansion

Tyme, one of the fastest growing digital banking groups in the world, has successfully raised $77.8m from Norrsken22 and Blue Earth Capital. The two new investors have come on-board as part of its pre-Series C capital raise. This comes as the group’s South African flagship, TymeBank, celebrates its 7 million customer milestone this month (12…

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32 Startups Selected for the Financial Solutions for Migrants Accelerator Program
32 Startups Selected for the Financial Solutions for Migrants Accelerator Program

Village Capital has announced 32 startups operating in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have been selected to join the Financial Solutions for Migrants program, an accelerator for impact-driven startups developing digital financial inclusion solutions for migrants. The program which is funded by the Impact-Linked Fund for Gender Inclusive Fintech (ILF for GIF), managed by…

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Curacel secures $3 million
Curacel secures $3 million seed funding to power new insurance experiences and expand into North Africa

Curacel, Africa’s leading insurance infrastructure provider, has raised $3 million in seed funding to roll out new technology solutions designed to power the next generation of insurance experiences in Africa. The new funding will also support the company’s expansion into North Africa. The seed funding round included Tencent, AAF Management (invested in Sure, Flutterwave), Elefund…

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