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Local payment methods in Africa

Learn about the payments landscape in the Africa region.

Ghana

Ghana

Mobile money is a key payment method in Ghana, a region with more cellphones than people.

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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Card adoption in Ivory Coast is on the rise, with Visa-branded cards offered by all of the country's major banks.

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Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is a mobile payments mecca. The home of M-Pesa, the country boasts mobile penetration of 90%.

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Mozambique

Mozambique

Once a cash-driven economy, Mozambique now boasts 176 mobile money outlets per 1000 adults.

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Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria has Africa's largest economy, and card penetration is higher than in neighboring countries.

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Senegal

Senegal

32% of Senegal's population has a mobile money account with further goals to increase adoption and welcome more people into the formal economy.

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Tanzania

Tanzania

40% of Tanzanians like to pay using mobile network operator (MNO) payment methods like M-Pesa.

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Uganda

Uganda

Ugandan financial institutions are working to combine traditional banking products with mobile money services to bring more of its population into the formal economy.

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Zambia

Zambia

Zambia was an early adopter of mobile money, but cash still dominates the payments landscape.

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's high mobile penetration rate is leading banks and MNOs to invest heavily in digital payments.

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