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Uganda launches project to increase refugee access to financial services

Uganda on Tuesday launched a two-year project aimed at increasing refugee access to financial services to improve their livelihoods. Juliet Tumuzoire, head financial services at...

Tanzania launches registry for mapping all financial services access points

Regulators of the financial sector in Tanzania on Thursday launched the financial services registry aimed at mapping all financial services access points in the...

KIRUSA Ghana’s Country Head Shared Insight on Life, Technology and Taking Your Business to...

Michael Grantson is the Country Head for Kirusa in Ghana. In an exclusive interaction, he reveals pungent lessons about life, the prospects and rate...

MTN Unveils Mobile Money API hackathon

In pursuit of its goal to contribute to bridging the financial divide, MTN Group has granted third parties access to its Mobile Money (MoMo)...
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Ecobank Ghana Launches Ecobankpay to Promote Cash-lite System

Ecobank Ghana, in a bid to complement government’s efforts to achieve a cash-lite society, has launched the EcobankPay, a digital payments and collections service,...

Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems. More importantly,...

Namibian government urged to consider unpopular measures to consolidate finance

A financial services firm on Tuesday urged the Namibian government to consider unpopular measures like reducing government personnel and cutting defense and security expenditure...

Fishmongers Request Temporary Prohibition On Illegal Fishing

Fishmongers in the Central Region have called on the government to place a moratorium on the illegal fishing in the sea known as "sea...

MTN Enhance Customer Security With Allow Cash-Out Feature

MTN Ghana has announced the reintroduction of the ‘Allow Cash-Out’ feature on its Mobile Money Platform to enhance customer security for withdrawal transactions. Starting November...

FirstBanc Appreciate Pensioners

FirstBanc Financial Services on Wednesday organised a pension business meeting to appreciate their pension clients, provide overview of the economy and expectation of investment...

Cteq Limited Wins Contract To Supply Medical Equipment To Ghana

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson has announced an 18.5 million contract won by Cteq Limited, a British Company to supply medical...

Two billion people worldwide lack access to basic financial services

"Even with mobile banking, only 34 percent of Africa's adult population has access to banking services, and within the West African Economic and Monetary...
Value Added Tax (VAT)

GRA Warns Rural Banks to Settle Their Vat

He said investigations by the Medium Taxpayers Office indicated that a good number of active rural banks in the Region were not complying with...
Orange Money

Orange boosts Mobile Financial Services in Africa with Abidjan compliance center

With the recent receipt of Electronic Money Establishment licenses (EME) in four countries (Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea), Orange  ( has further strengthened its...

Atlas Mara roots for deepening Zambia’s financial services

The London-listed bank has completed a 100 percent acquisition of the Zambian bank and all its subsidiaries in a deal worth about 6.1 million...
YAS 2016

All Is Set For Young Achievers Summit 2016

The summit which will be held on April 30, 2016 features Young Achievers from various sectors of the economy via Music, Media, Blogging, Fashion, Consulting,...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Zimbabwe unveils strategy to boost financial inclusion

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya said at the launch that only 30 percent of Zimbabwe's adult population was banked, with some of...

China earmarks 10 areas of development assistance to Ghana

The areas include industrialization, agricultural modernization, infrastructure, financial services and green development. The rest are trade and investment facilitation, poverty reduction and public welfare,...
Customer using Instafin

Oradian and GHAMFIN Collaborate on 7th Microfinance AGM

announced today that it is partnering with GHAMFIN - Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network. Oradian is not only speaking at GHAMFIN’s 7th Annual General Meeting...
Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor

Telecommunication is the wheels on which economies run – MTN

The Brong Ahafo forum forms part of MTN’s regular engagements with the media and other stake holders and is aimed at briefing stake holders...
Mrs. Mawuena Trebah GIPC Boss

Ghana Club 100 awards launched by GIPC

Mrs Mawuena Trebah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) on Thursday launched the 2013/2014 version of the Ghana Club (GC) 100 awards...
Financial scrutiny

Number of Zambians accessing financial services increases

The number of Zambian adults accessing financial services has increased since 2009, results of a survey conducted to measure consumers' perceptions on financial services...
World Bank

Access to financial services can serve as bridge out of poverty – WB

700 million people became account holders at banks, other financial institutions, or mobile money service providers, and the number of "unbanked" individuals dropped 20...
GN Bank

GN Bank now in Tamale

GN Bank, previously First National Bank, is to continue to maintain its position as ?The People?s Bank? thereby meeting the financial needs of ordinary...
Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance

Fee-based financial services to experience VAT increase by 2015

The Government would in 2015 implement the remaining VAT measures for fee-based financial services and commercial real estate with a change in the VAT...
Concern Universal Ghana

Improving financial access to the poor

A two- day regional conference on financial inclusion to improve financial access to the poor is underway in Accra. The conference which brings together 100...

BOA offers new mobile financial services in Africa

In the coming months, BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to...
Mr Seth Twum-Akwaboah

AGI?welcomes suspension of VAT?on financial services

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has welcomed the decision by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to suspend the introduction of the 17.5 per...

VAT on financial services put on ice

The VAT on financial services would not take effect from tomorrow, July 01 as initially planned. The 17.5% tax on selected banking? and other financial...
Dr Anthony Akoto Osei

Minority threaten government over new bank VAT

The Minority in Parliament are threatening to drag Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Finance to court, if they insist on implementing...