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Ecobank Group announces 2020 Winners of Fintech Challenge

All 10 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the pan-African banking giant

Nokwary, Ukheshe and Growth Factor wowed the jury to claim the three prizes on offer on the day; all 10 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the pan-African banking giant. Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com) today announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech…

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Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech Challenge Finalists

Finalists will compete for the top crown on August 21 and be inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships in Ecobank’s 33 markets cross Africa

Ecobank Group (https://Ecobank.com/) today announced the finalists from  the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products. The 10 finalists Fintechs from 7  different countries, who emerged from a competitive pool of over 600 fintechs, will participate…

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Ecobank Group and JA Africa partner to promote financial literacy skills among Africa’s youth

The partnership will undertake a campaign which will tap into JA’s vast online community, comprising over one million young social media followers spread across Africa

Junior Achievement (JA) Africa and Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com) announce their new partnership- “Banking on Africa’s Youth.” The partnership will undertake a campaign which will tap into JA’s vast online community, comprising over one million young social media followers spread across Africa. It will educate and mobilize over 600,000+ young people…

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Samuel Ashitey Adjei, MD of Ecobank Kenya and Regional Executive of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa (CESA), retires after 29 years of outstanding service to Ecobank

Cheick Travaly, Current Regional Chief Operating Officer for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa (CESA), appointed as successor

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, (‘ETI’), (www.Ecobank.com) the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announces the retirement of Samuel Ashitey Adjei, Managing Director of its affiliate Ecobank Kenya and Regional Executive, for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa (CESA), after 29 years of outstanding service for Ecobank.  Mr. Adjei, who formally retires on 29thApril 2019, will…

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Ecobank partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to strengthen local communities in Africa

The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available to them is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (www.IFRC.org) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in…

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Ecobank announce Winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

This year’s Fintech Challenge was keenly contested with applications from over 412 innovative fintech entrepreneurs from across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia

Nala, Virtual Identity and Wallet.ng dazzle judging panel to be the three winners of the competition; All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the pan-African banking giant. Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held…

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces the appointment of Josephine Anan-Ankomah as Group Executive, Commercial Banking

The position of Group Executive, Commercial Banking became vacant following the appointment of Laurence do Rego to the position of Senior Advisor in the Group CEO’s Office

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com) announces the appointment of Josephine Anan-Ankomah as Group Executive, Commercial Banking with immediate effect. This appointment follows an internal recruitment process. As a member of the Group Executive Committee, Josephine Anan-Ankomah will report to the Group CEO. The position of…

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Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong

The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s (www.Ecobank.com) research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC (https://goo.gl/CduKLQ). Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong,…

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Stepping up a gear: Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

The Africa Tech summit takes place on 14 and 15 February in Kigali, Rwanda

Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com/group), the leading independent pan-African banking group, a pioneer in Africa’s digital transformation and the main sponsor of the 2018 Africa Tech summit taking place today. Although over 80% of Africans have mobile phones, only around one quarter (28%) of…

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Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies

Rebounding economy after a trying year Gas is West Africa’s new oil Africa’s evolving role in FinTech leadership The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC. Indicating…