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Kenya sells bond over mobile phones

24.03.2017

The bond can be bought via mobile phones and offers a higher interest rate than offered by commercial banks.

Malawi: Two smallest banks merge

24.03.2017

The merger is to enable the banks to meet the capital requirements of Malawi's apex bank.

Tanzania cuts commercial banks' reserve ratio to 8pct

23.03.2017

The monetary decision is aimed at reducing borrowing costs and spurring economic growth.

ITFC, ABI support private sector and SMEs in West Africa with €40 million

22.03.2017

This is to support private sector and small and medium-sized enterprises in West Africa.

Pan-African lender to use app to retain relevancy of traditional bank accounts

21.03.2017

The Pan-African lender has persuaded regulators in 25 of the 33 African markets where it holds a banking licence to allow citizens to quickly and easily open bank accounts via their mobile phones

BCEAO blocks Orange Money transfers to France

17.03.2017

The operator no longer has the right to exercise foreign transfers.

Botswana: BancABC secures $40m credit facility from OPIC

13.03.2017

The facility is aimed at expanding digital financial services and increasing funding for SMEs.

Nigeria: Bank introduces free banking services for start-ups

10.03.2017

The initiative is designed to offer free banking services for businesses in the first three years of their registration and incorporation.

Rwanda: Bank of Kigali launches interest-free credit initiative

09.03.2017

Through the initiative, businesses can obtain interest-free credit up to Rwf60 million.

Tanzania: Apex bank cuts discount rate to 12 percent

07.03.2017

The is aimed at stimulating lending and the economic growth of the country.

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