Tag: financial services

Our top share picks for the brave investor: Finding opportunities in times of adversity

“In times of extreme market volatility (and corrections), it is often unnecessary for investors to look far down the quality curve to find attractive opportunities that will generate significant returns in future. This is oftentimes the correct strategy as those economic uncertainties causing market volatility can have far more dire consequences for lower-quality businesses,” writes Stephán Engelbrecht, Fund Management.

How innovation can drive Africa’s healthcare systems

Technological disruptions have been revolutionising entire business models from financial services, to retail and more. So how can Africa’s health systems benefit from this trend? Osh Agabi, Founder and CEO of Koniku joins CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi to explore how innovation can help drive growth and improve health outcomes in Africa....

Traditional Kenyan banks losing customers despite growth in access to financial services, here’s why

Kenya has over the last decade experienced a significant growth in access to formal financial services with over 80 per cent of the population financially included. However, there has been a drop in usage of traditional bank accounts mainly due to cost. Francis Gwer, Policy specialist at FSD Kenya joins CNBC Africa for more.

MTN South Africa’s mobile money service expected to go live in Jan 2020

MTN’s mobile money service will go live in January in South Africa, allowing customers to send, receive, save money and pay for goods using their mobile phones, the mobile operator said on Wednesday.

Global Gender Summit: How making insurance policies inclusive expand womens’ access to financial services

There have been conversations on expanding women's access to financial services and support to women led initiatives. Solomon Lartey, Managing Director at ACTIVA International Insurance Company In Ghana Ltd joins CNBC Africa on insuring assets.

How this savings initiative is empowering Kenyans economically

For the people of Pokot and Turkana in Western Kenya, formal access to financial services is yet to become an option. In a bid to access financial services, these people have gone ahead to set up their own savings initiatives known as Chamaas. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to GRP Innovation Challenge winner, Caleb Wafula for more.

Is Africa doing enough to improve financial inclusion for women and youth?

A recent World Bank report showed that the youth and women are the most financially excluded groups in Africa. On how to overcome some of the challenges faced by young people in accessing financial services, Managing Partner WS Technology, Martin Warioba joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.

Monique Nsanzabaganwa on closing financial inclusion gender gap in Africa

35 million women in Sub-Saharan Africa are excluded from financial services and with the rise of Fintech’s policy makers believe this number will be greatly reduced. To discuss this issue, Rwanda’s Deputy Governor, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa joins CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera for more.