Africa Financial Services 

Meet Raj Kumar Meena; Bank of Baroda’s new Managing Director in Uganda

Bank of Baroda, Uganda’s 6th largest bank, has a new Managing Director- Mr. Raj Kumar Meena. R.K Meena who joined the bank in April 2020 comes into Uganda with more than 28 years of banking experience. He started his career in 1992 in Baroda’s parent bank; Bank of Baroda, India- the $3 billion Indian banking giant. Prior to joining as Managing Director of Bank of Baroda (Uganda) he was working as the Regional Head of the Udaipur Region in India, where he managed 101 branches with total business of more…

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Europe Global 

The businesses crowdfunding to survive

“Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, are far from the best of times. Ahead of warnings the UK’s economy could shrink by 35%, the Treasury set aside billions to keep businesses afloat during the coronavirus lockdown. But for many, access to that funding is proving too difficult or too slow – and fewer than 2% of the 300,000 inquiries to the government’s loan…

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Financial Services Fintech 

Digital banking, key to realising financial inclusion targets

As digital innovation positions as the future of payments, opportunities abound for organisations and financial institutions to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges and enhance large-scale productivity. Indeed, digital banking in Nigeria has evolved significantly to become an integral part of our daily activities, driving financial inclusion, e-commerce, utilities and effective daily solutions. For innovations around digital banking, these are being powered Fintech firms, and as traditional banks stand on the sidelines, Fintechs (most of which are strictly neobanks) began to swiftly launch investments and savings products that appealed to everyone.…

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Advertising Healthcare 

Students donate pints of blood to support MTN “Save a Life” campaign

Students of the Sunyani Senior High School (SHS) last weekend, rushed to participate in a blood donation exercise, organised by MTN Ghana, a mobile telecommunication service provider to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration. But to their surprise most of them were denied the opportunity to show their love by donating pints of blood because they were below 17 years and or weighed less than 50 kilogrammes. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) learnt the interest of the students to participate in this year’s MTN “Save a Life” blood donation exercise…

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