Mar 1, 2021
Feb 18, 2021
RBZ says fintech regulatory sandbox will be live on 1 March. What does that mean?
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), in the recently released Monetary Policy Statement, has announced the commencement date for the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.
Dec 23, 2020
Offering civil servants pay-as-you-go smartphones, solar & loans, PremierCredit to receive US$650k investment
Zambian-based (also operates in Zimbabwe) microlending PremierCredit is set to receive US$650 000 from venture capital fund Enygma Ventures.
Dec 17, 2020
Zimbabwean banks should develop local WhatsApp based payment systems
WhatsApp is the internet in Zimbabwe, everyone uses it, that being said we need more local payment solutions through the app.
Dec 16, 2020
Zero data costs for Stanbic bank platforms, zero rating first
Stanbic Bank has today announced that their customers who use Econet to access internet services will not be charged to access the bank’s mobile app and other platforms. The services are now zero rated on the Econet network. The bank will be paying for the connectivity costs associated with usage of their platforms. Stanbic Bank […]
Dec 11, 2020
First Capital Bank card allowed transaction without PIN, very dangerous
A member of the Techzim community (who is a First Capital Bank customer) reached out to us saying that they were in town one day and were paying for their parking, as everyone does. When they used their card to swipe on the mobile Point of Sale (POS) machine the parking attendant was using, the […]
Sep 28, 2020
Mastercard launches Fintech Express in the Middle East and Africa
Mastercard has launched Fintech Express in the Middle East and Africa. The program is designed for emerging and established businesses under the fintech umbrella looking to add payment solutions or innovate through partnerships. The program aims to expand Mastercard’s partnership with fintech companies and to create a seamless process of bringing fintech enterprises into the […]
Sep 15, 2020
SA fintech Ozow launches zero-rate data payment apps
South African fintech company Ozow (formerly known as i-Pay) has launched two payments apps. One payment solution is a progressive web app that won’t require data and the other is an application that simplifies bank transfers. In what the company is calling the Ozow Revolution, they seek to make digital payments available to every South […]
Sep 7, 2020
ZimSwitch to launch new and improved ZIPIT Smart tomorrow
Last week, we wrote about ZIPIT Smart, a product we are excited to see enter the market. ZIPIT has announced that their new product will be launched tomorrow. ZIPIT Smart will allow merchants (retailers and business owners) to accept ZIPIT payments in a seamless and instant manner. Think of it as being similar to how […]
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