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Truecaller Reaches 100 Million Daily Active Users

Truecaller today announced that it has reached over 100 million active users. In less than a year, the app has leapfrogged from 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) per month to 100 million daily active users (DAUs), and is growing faster than ever. With more than 20% of its user base in Africa, Truecaller app

Mastercard appoints new Sub-Saharan Africa Division President

Spurred on by the company’s steady growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and in line with its focus on investing in the continent, Mastercard has appointed Raghav Prasad as Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa. Prasad will strengthen the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering value to customers and consumers in Africa by leveraging technology to build stronger and

Call for Nigerian fintech startups to apply for Mastercard’s Start Path programme and pitch to Mastercard panel in Lagos in April

Mastercard is calling for applications from Nigerian fintech startups for its Start Path 2018 programme, the company’s initiative that supports innovative later-stage start-ups that are reshaping the future of commerce. The programme is open to startups from Nigeria who are rethinking banking and payments and have raised a significant seed or Series A round of

Paystack partners with Truecaller to enable more African businesses accept online payments

Paystack (paystack.com) has partnered with Truecaller (truecaller.com) to allow more merchants across Africa accept payments online in a frictionless and secure manner by leveraging Truecaller’s mobile identity product, Truecaller SDK. The partnership will also provide powerful tools that businesses and startups across Africa can use to verify the mobile identity of their customers, and in

Mastercard and Vconnect aim to empower MSMEs across Nigeria

Mastercard has partnered with Vconnect, Africa’s leading online business listing service, to empower Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as part of a shared commitment to drive financial inclusion and literacy in Africa. Nigeria will be the first market to benefit from the partnership, which will be rolled out over a three year period. Vconnect will

Mastercard Acquires Oltio to Accelerate Digital Payments Adoption in Middle East and Africa

Mastercard has completed its acquisition of mobile payments technology company Oltio from Standard Bank Group. The acquisition builds on Mastercard’s longstanding relationship with Oltio, a startup that pioneered and patented several mobile payments and banking solutions, including an authentication technology. Today, that technology enables consumers to authenticate Masterpass digital wallet purchases in South Africa using

Mastercard Uses Facebook Messenger To Help Small Businesses Go Digital

At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard today announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments. Access to digital payments will help these businesses expand to new markets, and unlock financial services and products that enables them to grow

Truecaller Announces VConnect Partnership & Appoints Zakaria Hersi to Spearhead its Expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa

Truecaller has now integrated VConnect Directory into its app Zakaria Hersi appointed as Director of Partnerships for Africa Truecaller to set up its Sub-Sahara headquarters in Nairobi Truecaller announced today a partnership with VConnect, Nigeria’s leading business discovery and engagement platform, where Truecaller has integrated VConnect’s Business directory to its app. This allows users to

Mastercard and M-KOPA Solar Partner to Light Up Homes and Businesses in Africa

At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard and M-KOPA today announced a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to 3 million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to

Mastercard renews UEFA Champions League Partnership

UEFA today announced the extension of Mastercard’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League for the 2018-21 cycle, continuing its relationship with the leading global payments and technology company which began in 1994. The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2018, 2019 and 2020. For over 20 years Mastercard has been

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