Category: Financial Inclusion

E-commerce platforms urged to ensure real time settlements.

Our Reporter. Electronic commerce platforms have been urged to settle financial obligations they have with partner businesses on the same day to enable them have sufficient cash flows to keep them afloat. Speaking during the fintech Landscape exhibition at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Damali Ssali, a trade development expert said that small businesses rely on daily […]

Customer centricity is key in promoting digital financial inclusion.

Our Reporter. Financial technology companies (fintechs) have been urged to ensure customer centricity in the development of digital financial products, as it will be key in enhancing financial inclusion. Speaking during the two-day fintech landscape exhibition to mark the end of the 40-days-40-fintechs project at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Wendy Nanfo, the customer delivery supervisor at […]

#40days40Fintechs: Merchandise Uganda is linking sellers to buyers.

Our Reporter. Merchandise Uganda, an e-commerce platform that connects sellers to buyers is increasingly gaining prominence in Uganda, owing to its ability to connect businesses to market across the globe easily. Established in March 2019, the platform allows merchants to open mini-showrooms through which they market their products to potential buyers by posting product photos […]

#40days40Fintechs: Hamwe East Africa transforming agriculture through digitization.

Our Reporter. Digital agriculture is increasingly gaining prominence across the world. It is predicted that by 2021, the digital agriculture market, including value of software, algorithm, platforms and links between farming and technology hardware, would triple to $15 billion. To tap into this growing market so as to transform agriculture through enhanced production and productivity, […]

#40days40Fintechs; StarTimes Solar lights up rural communities.

Our Reporter. While previously life for most Ugandans, especially those living in rural areas, would come to near standstill after sunset due to lack of electricity, the emergence of innovative lighting solutions is helping rewrite the story. Hundreds of people now have access to solar power, thanks to products like StarTimes Solar, which is lighting […]

#40Days40FinTechs: Lend in a Box boosting financial inclusion

Our Reporter. With financial exclusion still a big challenge globally, players in the financial technology space are increasingly working towards breaking the barriers by using technology to ensure that more people have access to affordable financial services. It is estimated that over a billion people globally are still financially excluded. Uganda has, however, gained progress […]