Africa may be underbanked but fintechs are changing that.
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South Africa's woes deepen.
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The African continent contains some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Collectively, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa alone is projected to climb to an average 3.6% in 2019–20, up from 3.1% in 2018, according to the World Bank. Yet it is also home to many of the poorest countries, with the lowest GDP per capita. With its fast-growing population, rapid urbanization, and expanding middle class, the potential for further economic growth in Africa is enormous. But there remain many barriers to realizing anything near the continent’s full potential.
A free trade pact, new infrastructure investment, and diaspora bonds are some of the ingredients in Africa’s recipe for economic expansion.
Railway development in Africa as a path to economic growth is attracting capital and government support.
Forget remittances. The best new tool for funding Africa may be bonds marketed to African expats.
From animal-tracking innovations to agritech solutions, Africa is flexing its tech-savvy muscle—and doing it all via mobile.
Innovation can help save Africa's endangered species.
Out with the old, in with the new? Not quite, as the region’s incumbent banks are stepping up to the challenge presented by a spate of new, digital-only entrants that have no legacy system costs.
With customers hungry for new digital experiences and a large unbanked population, Africa is shaping up as a bellwether of how banks can truly embrace the digital age and serve customers better.