Paga - Send Money, Pay Bills, Receive Payments - Easy, Quick and Secure
Sep 28, 2010

On Thursday September 23rd we launched the pilot of our mobile payments service, Paga. Paga is ready to launch nationwide once regulatory approvals are issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria. In preparation for our nationwide launch, we kicked off a closed loop pilot in Lagos. This pilot gives early access to a group of individuals who will give us valuable feedback on the platform and service.

Aug 27, 2010

The Entrepreneurs Ecosystem is a new organisation in Nigeria created to foster an enabling environment for entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The Ecosystem was created by Alitheia Capital to "improve the chances of survival and maximize the potential of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria."

Events are held through the year in various parts of the country. These events will range from small group morning coffee sessions, to training events, and an annual conference.

Aug 20, 2010

Tech4Africa is a new conference about web, mobile, and emerging technology in Africa. The inaugural conference was held August 12th-13th in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pagatech's CEO, Tayo Oviosu, was invited to speak on a panel on "Unlocking Mobile Payments."

May 06, 2010

Pagatech's CEO, Tayo Oviosu, was on a panel discussing Mobile Money and impact to retail banking

May 05, 2010

The Pagatech Management was recently interviewed by Mobile Money Africa Magazine.

Mar 12, 2010

Brief notes on the adoption drivers of mobile money by Paul Leishman of GSMA that we think are worth a read.

Mar 10, 2010

New technologies go through a hype cycle. In lay mans terms this means there are various stages in the introduction of a new technology and its wide acceptance and actual value to society. Typically it starts out with inflated expectations and when those expectations are not immediately met there is dissolution, but usually (and we stress usually), the technology offering comes out of this and becomes valuable to society. Jim Rosenberg of CGAP penned down his thoughts on the hype cycle for mobile banking post the 2009 Mobile Money Summit.

Mar 10, 2010

The G-20 has recently issued a communiqué placing a policy priority on financial inclusion. This was done after the third Global Leadership Seminar for high-level policymakers and regulators who set policy for branchless banking, including mobile banking.

Mar 10, 2010

We’ve been following CGAP for over a year now and I must say this is probably one of our favourite blog postings from them. As with most articles on mobile money the focus is around mobile operator led services – though for once we get an admission into why – the GSM Association (GSMA) which is the industry group representing mobile network operators has been the primary driving force in raising awareness for mobile money globally. This one knock aside, there are still many great insights in this article, two salient ones are:

Mar 10, 2010

The October 2008 edition of Africa Renewal Magazine asked some questions we think all Africans should seriously ponder –

“What if wealthy Africans decided to invest their earnings in Africa instead of overseas? And if the 80% of Africans now without bank accounts got access to formal financial services? And if African governments put their domestic revenues into productive investments?