StrategyNovember 30, 2022

Nachilala’s “Wild Life” Night to Remember
When she walked into the room, people eyes lit up and their faces beamed with smiles.   This is the aura that surrounds Zambia’s World Wildlife Fund Country Head, Nachilala Nkombo who on 29th November 2022 hosted a gala event, that included heads of Government and the business community, to celebrate 60 years of her […]

EconomyNovember 15, 2022

Madison Financial Services Group Executive Submits Concerns over Securities Bill no. 23 of 2022
There is an amendment bill for the Securities and Exchange Commission (Zambia) submitted to parliament through Marshal Muchende, Solicitor-General which is currently at first reading according to the National Assembly website. The objective of Bill is to amend the Securities Act, 2016 so as to (a) implement a risk based approach in the supervision and […]

StrategyNovember 11, 2022

Interview with Nkem Ike of Payhippo at Fintech Summit 2022
This year’s Fintech Summit in Cape Town South Africa had a number of panel discussions one of which focused on the human capital in the industry. Financial Insight Zambia sat down with the Head of People Operations at Nigerian Fintech Payhippo which specializes, among other services, in instant loans for African SMEs.   Nkem was […]

StrategyNovember 7, 2022

Reflections on the just ended African Fintech Summit
The “techies” are gone but they have left an indelible mark on participants of the just ended African Fintech Summit in Cape Town South Africa.   Not only was the summit well organized from scheduling of program and ensuring delegates were ever engaged, it was the selection of topics for the panel discussions that was […]

StrategyNovember 4, 2022

Interview with Flutterwave at the Africa Fintech Summit
We had the opportunity to sit down with Flutterwave, a Nigerian fintech company that provides a payment infrastructure for global merchants and payment service providers across the continent, to get their insights into the importance of this years African Fintech Summit. Meet Munya Chiura, Head of Growth, Rest of Africa at Flutterwave With the event being […]

StrategyNovember 4, 2022

Sit down interview with Cellulant Chief Commercial Officer David Waithaka
The Africa Fintech Summit is underway in Cape Town at the International Convention Center. We had an opportunity to have a conversation with one of Africa’s leading fintech whose representative at the event coinincidently owes a large part of his career growth to their Zambian outfit. Meet David Waithaka, Cellulant Chief Commercial Officer David is […]

Personal FinanceNovember 3, 2022

Investing in African Fintech Amidst A Global VC Slowdown
With global capital becoming nervous, Africa is proving to be an interesting exception when it comes to venture capital appetite for investment. Overall there has been a global decline in VC investment in Fintech. Africa however has not suffered as much as would have been anticipated. This is largely because there has been a lot […]

FinanceNovember 3, 2022

Africanisation of Global Fintech
The first panel discussion on day one of the on going Africa Fintech Summit focused on the impact of fintech on the African space. Moderated by Sekai Ndemanga who is a Fintech Venture Capital and Started Development lead at AWS, the discussion centred around another of issues affecting the growth of fintech in Africa. This […]

RetailNovember 3, 2022

Africa Fintech Summit 2022
The tech and finance community converge on Cape Town South Africa for the Fintech Summit, 2022 edition. With over 38 countries represented and over USD 4.5 billion in capital raised, this years event promises to unlock value for participants who include the tech and finance community as well as venture capital and investors seeking out […]

StrategyOctober 27, 2022

14 Startups Selected to Pitch at Africa Fintech Summit’s Alpha Expo Micro Accelerator Program in Cape Town
14 African startups have secured a spot to pitch live on stage at the Africa Fintech Summit Cape Town, which takes place from November 2-4, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The AlphaExpo micro-accelerator is a sector-agnostic program that enables early-stage startups from across Africa to pitch at the Africa Fintech Summit Stage, […]