Fintech is growing in Africa thanks to strategic partnerships between startups, banks and diverse categories of global companies. According to McKinsey & Company, at least five models of partnerships are currently favoured. One model is a vendor relationship: a bank that needs to quickly go to market with an innovation opts to ride on a…

Fintechs have become big business in Africa, and partnerships are offering new opportunities for banks and other corporates to extend their reach. But these collaborations are no silver bullet Africa’s latest tech unicorn, Flutterwave has the kind of start-up story that grabs the attention and the headlines. Founded in 2016 by two Nigerian entrepreneurs, the…

Fixed-term funds (FTFs) have historically been a bank-to-bank market. FTF products allow for investing into some of the safest assets, including U.K. government bonds, U.S. government bonds and highly rated corporations. They allow holders of large amounts of cash (such as charities, private funds, family offices, etc.) to reduce and diversify their risk, but also…