Fintech

Read news and data about financial technology companies in the world's largest emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East.
Jan
17
Canadian fintech startup launches to build a credit assessment infrastructure for Africa

Canadian fintech startup launches to build a credit assessment infrastructure for Africa

In Africa, access to financial services remains a challenge despite efforts by financial institutions to bridge the gap for consumer
1 min read
Jan
16
The Draft: Lipa Later, SeamlessHR, Anka, Bfree, Lead School, Pluang, Curefoods, Muvin, Recykal, IppoPay, Koinworks, Tul, Pentera, Placer, and Dawul

The Draft: Lipa Later, SeamlessHR, Anka, Bfree, Lead School, Pluang, Curefoods, Muvin, Recykal, IppoPay, Koinworks, Tul, Pentera, Placer, and Dawul

We tracked more than 30 tech funding deals across emerging markets worth over $1.5 billion, with companies in Africa and Asia alone raising over $1 billion.
6 min read
Jan
05
The Draft: mPharma, Brankas, Gahez, Udaan, Fractal, PineLabs, Exotel, Timo, Siemplify, and Verofax

The Draft: mPharma, Brankas, Gahez, Udaan, Fractal, PineLabs, Exotel, Timo, Siemplify, and Verofax

This week on The Draft, we curated startup and VC deals across emerging markets and covered India's cybersecurity market, China's plan for AI, blockchain, and robotics, and Russia's latest efforts on cryptocurrency.
11 min read
Jan
03
🇰🇪 Kenyan Fintech startup raises $2 million in seed funding

🇰🇪 Kenyan Fintech startup raises $2 million in seed funding

1 min read
Dec
01
How seamless payment experiences make retail brands more valuable and relevant

How seamless payment experiences make retail brands more valuable and relevant

The grocery store of today, be it a multinational retailer or your neighbourhood corner shop, has morphed into a shopping destination where consumers can buy everything from a fresh cup of coffee to sip on as they walk through the aisles, to flowers and prescription medicine.
3 min read
Sep
08
Africa's largest fintech app hits 50M active users; 500K businesses transact more than $7B every month

Africa's largest fintech app hits 50M active users; 500K businesses transact more than $7B every month

Welcome to The Draft, a Techloy weekly series that highlights the most interesting business and financial stories in the technology
7 min read
Aug
02
UK-based fintech startup Sendit wants to fix remittance inequality across the world

UK-based fintech startup Sendit wants to fix remittance inequality across the world

For years, people living in developed countries have enjoyed low money transfer fees when sending funds to their families and friends in developing countries.
1 min read
Jul
27
South African fintech startup, Pineapple raises $3.4 million

South African fintech startup, Pineapple raises $3.4 million

South African fintech startup, Pineapple has raised R80 million ($3.4 million) in Series A funding to expand further into
Jul
27
South Africa's Yoco raises $83 million

South Africa's Yoco raises $83 million

South Africa's Yoco says it has raised a Series C funding round of $83 million (R1.23 billion) to accelerate
Jul
13
Somalia gets Visa access to unlock financial services

Somalia gets Visa access to unlock financial services

The International Bank of Somalia has launched the first-ever Visa card service in the country to offer Somalis quick and