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Crypto Sector is Focused on Getting SA off the Greylist
Crypto Sector is Focused on Getting SA Off the Greylist

South Africa is making progress in addressing the factors that contributed to the country being placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) greylist in 2023. Crypto industry leaders are playing their part in efforts to have the country removed from the list. This is according to Luno, a licensed financial service provider and South…

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MNT-Halan Named Most Innovative Financial Technology Company in Both Middle East and Africa in Global Finance Awards
MNT-Halan Named Most Innovative Financial Technology Company in Both Middle East and Africa in Global Finance Awards

MNT-Halan, Egypt’s first unicorn and the country’s leading and fastest growing fintech ecosystem, has won Global Finance’s award for Most Innovative Financial Technology Company in the Middle East, and Most Innovative Financial Technology Company in Africa. The only company to win two awards out of the 18 winners, MNT-Halan appears alongside Revolut, the Bank of America,…

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Visa Pledges to Invest $1 billion in Africa to Accelerate Digital Transformation

During the U.S-Africa Business Forum, Visa announced a pledge to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to advance resilient, innovative, and inclusive economies across the continent. Visa’s expanded investments demonstrate the company’s long-term commitment to Africa’s growth potential and will help enable greater access to digital payments as an entry point…

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Nigerian BaaS Fintech Maplerad, Raises $6 Million Seed Funding

Nigerian Banking as a Service (BaaS) startup, Maplerad announced that it has raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Other participants in the round include Golden Palm Investments Corporation, Michael Vaughn (ex-COO, Venmo), Fintech Fund, Babs Ogundeyi (CEO, Kuda) Armyn Capital, Dunbar Capital, Strawhat Investment, Polymath Capital, Unpopular Ventures, Sean…

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