By Sylvester Okumu In a fast-growing digital economy, businesses need to find new ways to remain relevant in a competitive credit market. Billy Owino, CEO for TransUnion Kenya talks about the organisation’s recently launched Mobile Loan Scorecard that offers Risk Information Solutions to businesses. TransUnion (TU), a global leader in information...
With its wide scope knowledge of the local financial services, in-depth expertise and understanding of the global financial landscape, Kenbright has introduced an advisory wing to offer unique consultancy to firms in the region By Okumu Sylvester Sammy Makove, the current head of Regulatory Affairs and Advisory division at Kenbright Actuarial...
By Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity and a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation while finding...
There is an urgent need to focus more on STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) given Kenya’s ambitions to become a middle income economy   By Dr. Joshua Aura Regional Centre of Management (RCM) is a middle level college offering practical training and mentorship.  We believe in wholesome training and development and...
Our priority is to bridge the gap between large international and domestic companies and smaller local business and increase access to skills, markets and finance. In mid-2016, Invest in Africa (IIA) and Strathmore Business School partnered to conduct a study aimed at unearthing barriers to growth and investments Kenyan SMEs...
With proven record as a robust network in global electronic payments technology, the sky is the lower limit for MasterCard as they take lead on matters cashless transactions. Much of the world's population does not have access to a bank account or any other reliable way to store and...
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have introduced an open-source payments gateway to provide an interoperability between payment services providers and financial institutions. The payment software, called Mojaloop will allow interoperability among digital payments. Speaking to journalist, Kosta Peric, the foundations deputy director of financial services for the poor said that...
George Manneh Weah is a Liberian politician, a presidential candidate in the 2017 Liberian elections and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He is regarded one of the finest footballers of his generation and an all-time great. Liberia is a country on the West African coast bordering...
Lori Systems-a Nairobi-based firm has won USD 25,000 (Kshs 2.6 million) in a tech start-up challenge. The logistics start-up, which provides payments and tracking system for companies, was crowned a winner in the competition hosted in Nairobi by Facebook and TechCrunch-American news site. The firm also earned a trip to a...
To thrive on the African continent, telcos need to find innovative new partnerships with OTT partners, video providers, and others to drive monetised traffic on their networks.   By Mariam Abdullahi Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout...