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Ecobank Group proud sponsor of the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021

The Intra-African Trade Fair provides Africa’s businesses with unique opportunities for unrivalled networking to establish new business contacts from every country across the African continent

The leading pan-African banking Group, the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), is delighted to be supporting the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 taking place from November 15-21, 2021, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This very important Trade Fair promises to help accelerate Africa’s commercial and economic growth and development, a core mission of…

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Ecobank Group Announces the Top Five Finalists in its 2021 Fintech Challenge

The challenge, in its fourth edition, is designed to help Fintechs with Africa focused products join forces with the leading pan-African Group to provide Africans with groundbreaking financial services

Finalists to compete for the top prize and could be inducted into the coveted Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships with the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), with access to 33 presence markets across Africa; opportunity to pursue integration with Ecobank and potentially launch products with the Group; mentoring and networking…

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Ellevate By Ecobank continues to soar high

Ecobank also wins ‘Excellence in SME Banking’ Award

The Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African banking group, has won two awards with its Ellevate Programme. The Financial Alliance for Women honoured Ecobank with its ‘Impact Award’, recognising Ecobank’s work in supporting women-owned and women-focused businesses across the continent. Ellevate by Ecobank also won the ‘Best New Product Launch…

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Ecobank Group takes action on Mental Health as part of its commitment towards Better Health

Ecobank Day 2021’s focusing on Mental Health, and helping reduce stigma and discrimination

The leading pan-African banking group, the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), is celebrating its ninth Ecobank Day, which is the Group’s flagship annual corporate and social responsibility event that ‘gives back’ to the local communities across its pan-African footprint. This year Ecobank Day will be held on Friday 22 October with the…

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Arise B.V. makes US$75 million perpetual non-cumulative AT1 capital investment in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

The investment by Arise demonstrates the support, commitment and capacity of Ecobank’s international shareholder base

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”), the Lomé based parent company of the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), is pleased to announce a US$75 million Additional Tier 1 ("AT1") investment by Arise B.V. ("Arise"). This Basel III compliant instrument is the first AT1 instrument issued by ETI and a landmark transaction in the sub-Saharan…

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Ecobank Group Launches 2021 edition of its Fintech Challenge

Applications have opened for entries from all start-ups and developers in any of Africa’s 54 countries and global Africa-centered Fintechs

The Pan-African Banking Group seeks innovative start-ups to partner and collaborate with; Applications are now open. The pan-African banking group, Ecobank group, is inviting African Fintech entrepreneurs to join the 4th edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge is in line with the Bank’s commitment to championing digitization by…

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Over 200 graduates emerge from the Ecobank Group and AUDA-NEPAD MSME Training for Financing program

The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy namely, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 alumni of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot…

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Ecobank Group and Microsoft Upskill Africa’s Small and Medium Enterprises to Succeed in a Digital Economy

The Global Skilling Initiative is just another example of how Ecobank wants to help SMEs reach their full potential and play a vital role in driving Africa’s economic resurgence

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. This training will provide SMEs digital skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s digital world. SMEs have been…

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CDC Group announces US$50m trade finance facility with Ecobank as part of its Covid-19 response

This CDC facility will support the continent’s economic recovery and is expected to generate between US$70 - $140 million in additional trade annually

Provides systemic liquidity and supports vital supply chains across Africa’s markets; Sustains and increases access to goods and services during the pandemic; Bolsters economic opportunities and inclusive growth, in markets such as Togo, Burkina Faso and Chad. CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution and impact investor, has announced a…

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Ecobank Group reaches another milestone in financial inclusion in Africa

A new WhatsApp service in partnership with Semoa, a Togolese Fintech

The Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com) and Semoa a Fintech based in Lomé,   are enabling mobile money users  in Togo to carry out  banking faster and easier, across West African Economic and Monetary Union ( WAEMU) through a new digital banking service via Whatsapp called “ Express cash by Semoa”. The Ecobank…