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Ola Olaoluwa

Ola Olaoluwa

Writer | Economist | Actor | Fashion Entrepreneur

Kenya’s MODE acquired by Singapore’s TransferTo (DT One) to bolster its global mobile top-up solutions

Kenya’s MODE acquired by Singapore’s TransferTo (DT One) to bolster its global mobile top-up solutions
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MoDE, Mobile Decisioning, a Kenyan mobile value-added services firm providing airtime credit to mobile network operators in emerging nations has been acquired by Singapore’s TransferTo, which rebranded recently to DT One.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Digital inclusion
South African fintech Ukeshe to acquire Oltio from Mastercard

South African fintech Ukeshe to acquire Oltio from Mastercard
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Ukheshe has agreed to buy Oltio from Mastercard, the company that developed the digital payments platform for Masterpass, Mastercard’s QR code payments service.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Jeff Bezos-endorsed Fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30m

Jeff Bezos-endorsed Fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30m
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In June 2020, Chipper Cash reached a monthly-payment-value of $100 million.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Brazil launches instant payments platform; expects WhatsApp return

Brazil launches instant payments platform; expects WhatsApp return
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Brazil's apex bank has introduced its PIX instant payments platform, whilst hinting that WhatsApp will soon be allowed to relaunch its payments service in the country.

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Ola Olaoluwa
News
Google, IFC report predicts Africa’s Internet economy to be worth $180 billion by 2025

Google, IFC report predicts Africa’s Internet economy to be worth $180 billion by 2025
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The projected potential contribution could reach $712 billion by 2050.

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Ola Olaoluwa
Report
Access Bank recognised as ‘Best Digital Bank in Africa’ 2020

Access Bank recognised as ‘Best Digital Bank in Africa’ 2020
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Access Bank has invested heavily in leading technological evolution in the African banking sector.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Africa’s WhatsApp Pay Hypotheses Spell Boon And Bane For Local Fintechs

Africa’s WhatsApp Pay Hypotheses Spell Boon And Bane For Local Fintechs
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The big question now is; Is WhatsApp’s payment feature likely to come to Africa? If it does, would it have a good outlook in Africa? To what extent would the initiative by WhatsApp affect the payment ecosystem in Africa?

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
NIGERIA: Fintech startup Sycamore launches USSD loan infrastructure for federal workers

NIGERIA: Fintech startup Sycamore launches USSD loan infrastructure for federal workers
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To eradicate the bureaucracy and difficulty faced by federal workers in obtaining loans, Sycamore.ng, has launched a loan initiative for all public sector employees in Nigeria, Vanguard reports. This is in accordance with the company’s mission to financially empower people to achieve their dreams, just as the initiative

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Financial inclusion