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ITNA: Who’s who in African Fintech

The African FinTech industry is rapidly evolving, highlighted by the inaugural African FinTech Awards held in Johannesburg in October 2016. Notable winners include Easyequities/Satrixnow, founded in South Africa in 2013, which aims to democratize share ownership by offering low-cost, user-friendly investment opportunities. Connect Africa Payments (CA Payments), established in Kenya in 2012, focuses on growing payment networks in East and West Africa, enhancing financial infrastructure. BitPesa, founded in Kenya in 2013, utilizes blockchain technology to improve business-to-business payment efficiency and security across Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. First National Bank (FNB), with roots dating back to 1838, leads in mobile banking in South Africa, offering innovative services through its app. These companies exemplify the innovation and potential within Africa’s FinTech sector, contributing to economic growth and technological advancement across the continent. Read it here.

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