Friday, December 6, 2019

Bunq Unveils Its Green Wallet To Aid Reforestation

Bunq has introduced a metal card called the Green Wallet. While some banks are offering a premium card cashback scheme, It offers a special type of' cashback.' The fin-tech start-up is planting a tree per €100 invested. Eden Reforestation plan has been partnered with in internationally funding reforestation. The Green Card is an exchange-free MasterCard. The company...

LandWey Opens Real Estate Tech-Lab.

LandWey has laid down a serious marker in the technology space in Nigeria with the launch of its Prop-Tech Lab for all real estate players. Prop-Tech Lab will provide the most vibrant, creative tools, services, think-tank and technological know-how that will prove necessary for every 21st-century real estate player. Speaking...

QuickCheck Collaborates With Jumia And PayAttitude

QuickCheck the micro-lending platform has announced partnerships with Jumia; the e-commerce giant and PayAttitude; a foremost player in the payments industry in Nigeria. QuickCheck's partnership is aimed at creating a synergy between the product offerings of all three (3) companies; the offshoot of this alliance is that; Jumia customers with access to the JumiaOne...

Ghana Could Adopt A National Cryptocurrency Soon.

A cryptocurrency could soon be introduced by Ghana's Central Bank – e-cedi. Talking this week at the Bank of Ghana's annual banking conference, Ernest Addison has said that the bank is in talks to explore the digital currency's future. The digital age offers huge potential to reorient the financial sector to respond to new...

Opay ‘s Series B Raises $120million Dollars.

The Nigerian-based fin-tech firm OPay raised a group of Chinese investors ' $120 million Series B funding. Existing investors such as Meituan-Dianping, Source Code Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia China and GSR Ventures, which financed in July a $50 million raise, participated in the round, it also welcomed Japan’s Softbank Asia, BAI, Redpoint and GaoRong into the series.

Okash Set To Dominate The Micro-Lending Market.

Okash has provided approximately 5 million loans in Kenya, India and Nigeria in the last three months from July to September 2019, valued at $250 million. The quick loan network has tripled revenue to $39.9 million dollars during the same period. Backed by Opera, the software maker based in Norway, it uses credit scores and...

Lucence Raises $20million In Series A.

This round would be used to scale Lucence's operations in terms of clinical trials and marketing across Asia and North America. Lucence Diagnostics, a startup for molecular biology that develops non-invasive cancer testing using genomics, today announced that it has raised a Series A of $20 million, led by IHH Healthcare, one of the largest...

SocialRank Gets Acquired By Trufan

SocialRank reported that its business, brand, resources and customers have been sold as independent products to influential marketing composer and distributor Trufan. However, the SocialRank team are sticking around to work together on a new project to provide competition for LinkedIn called the Upstream; a mobile-first professional social network, Begun in 2014, amidst numerous analytics tools, SocialRank raised...

Nere Teriba; Building Nigeria’s First Gold Refinery

Nere Teriba, the 36-year-old female Vice-Chairman of Kian Smith Trade Company; a Nigerian company registered in 2011 and involved in minerals, commodities and marine services is at the forefront of establishing her country's first gold refinery. As an Entrepreneur, Mediator & Strategist, she has worked for sustainable community solutions in several countries. She holds a BSE and...

Ayoba; Africa’s Answer to Whatsapp.

Ayoba is an instant messaging app designed for Africans by Africans. It is an app that has harnessed the diversity of Africa and created a true pan-African messaging platform by reflecting local needs and aspirations. On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, MTN announced that its instant messaging service, Ayoba has reached 1 million monthly active...

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