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Embedded finance vs Banking-as-a-Service (Examples Included)

Embedded finance vs Banking-as-a-Service (Examples Included)

While embedded finance and banking-as-a-service might be similar, they are different.‍ If you stick with me to the end of this piece, you’ll be able to lecture your friends about embedded finance and BaaS because you’ll get a simple yet technically rich explanation of their differences.‍

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024
6minutes
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Merchant Security Awareness

Six password good practices everyone should follow

Six password good practices everyone should follow

In this post, we’ll share six tips to help you improve your password hygiene and reduce your exposure to cyber risks.

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024
4 min read
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Industry Insights

How to choose the best cross-border payment gateway in Africa

How to choose the best cross-border payment gateway in Africa

You shouldn’t get a headache when picking a cross-border payment provider. Here's how to pick a cross-border payment solution that meets your needs so you won’t have to switch providers in the next few months.

May 5, 2024
May 27, 2024
6 mins read
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Merchant Stories

Really Simple Social built a tool that changed advertising in Nigeria

Really Simple Social built a tool that changed advertising in Nigeria

In advertising, agencies always have to balance the client’s expectations and deliverables without overshooting the client’s budget. So, getting a tool that works was important. The first objective was to provide social media marketing services that delivered to client expectations while being cost-effective. So, they built a solution to cater to that need and now help other agencies get the same result for their clients, not just in Nigeria but worldwide.

May 5, 2024
May 8, 2024
3 mins read
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Product

Say hello to “Pay with Bank”

Say hello to “Pay with Bank”

A post informing the general public about Kora's latest feature. Pay with Bank.

February 27, 2023
November 11, 2022
2 mins read
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Events

Kora x GDG Owerri: Empowering Africa's next generation of tech talent

A summary of the KoraHack23 Hackathon sponsored by Kora and Google Developers Group.

May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023
2 mins read
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Events

Kora partners with Healthracka to provide employees with free cervical cancer test kits

Kora partners with Healthracka to provide employees with free cervical cancer test kits.

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023
1 min read
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Events

Kora hosts Harvard Business School students at Lagos office

Kora welcomed the Africa Caucus group from the Harvard Business School to their office in Lagos, Nigeria.

March 31, 2023
March 31, 2023
1 min read
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Confidence, Audacity, and Community: The Keys to Women’s Success in African Tech

Advice for women in tech from women in tech.

March 27, 2023
March 28, 2023
3 mins read
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Inside Kora

Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency drops fraud charges against Kora

All the cases against Kora have been dropped.

February 27, 2023
December 8, 2022
2 mins read
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Inside Kora

Re: Press reports on Kora in Kenya

We are confident that the Kenyan courts will come to see that the accusations against us are not only wholly baseless but borderline malicious.

February 2, 2024
July 14, 2022
2 mins read
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Inside Kora

Re: press reports on Kora in Kenya

A blog post detailing the accusations that have been leveled against Kora recently.

February 27, 2023
July 14, 2022
2 mins read
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Inside Kora

Kora opens UK office as it evolves its pan-African payment infrastructure

Located at the heart of the UK's fastest-growing region in terms of technology, Birmingham was chosen as Kora's first UK office because of its solid infrastructure and ease of access to talent.

January 24, 2024
June 20, 2022
3 mins read
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Merchant Stories

Really Simple Social built a tool that changed advertising in Nigeria

In advertising, agencies always have to balance the client’s expectations and deliverables without overshooting the client’s budget. So, getting a tool that works was important. The first objective was to provide social media marketing services that delivered to client expectations while being cost-effective. So, they built a solution to cater to that need and now help other agencies get the same result for their clients, not just in Nigeria but worldwide.

May 5, 2024
May 8, 2024
3 mins read
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Merchant Stories

The Ultimate Frisbee Club: Growing a community of disc sports athletes in Africa

To collect payments, Sadiq, the founder of the Ultimate Frisbee Club used Kora to create a payment link and shared it on the club’s WhatsApp group and it made the donations smooth and seamless. ‍Using Kora also helped him build transparency because he could now export the finances of the community and share them with the rest of the organisers and sponsors. ‍

May 5, 2024
May 7, 2024
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Merchant Stories

Revolutionising leather fashion in Nigeria, Ghana and beyond. A journey with Detail Africa

Strategically using Kora to accept payments in Ghana, Detail Africa embraces a pan-African perspective. The move aligns with the company's expansion plans, demonstrating a commitment to reaching new markets across the continent. 

November 17, 2023
November 17, 2023
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Merchant Stories

Oystr: Unlocking credit access for the unbanked in Africa

How Oystr Finance is unlocking credit for Africa's unbanked.

July 5, 2023
July 10, 2023
3 mins read
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Embrace Equity

#EmbraceEquity: Favour

For our International Women’s Month series, #EmbraceEquality, here’s Favour, a member of the People Operations team at Kora.

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
1 min read
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#EmbraceEquity: Promise

For our International Women’s Month series, #EmbraceEquality, here’s Promise, a Senior Product Manager at Kora.

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
1 min read
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Embrace Equity

#EmbraceEquity: Ayobami

For our International Women’s Month series, #EmbraceEquality, here’s Ayobami, a front-end engineer at Kora.

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
1 min read
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Embrace Equity

#EmbraceEquity: Ajiri

For our International Women's Month series, #EmbraceEquality, here's Ajiri, a Senior Product Designer at Kora.

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
1 min read
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Merchant Security Awareness

Six password good practices everyone should follow

In this post, we’ll share six tips to help you improve your password hygiene and reduce your exposure to cyber risks.

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024
4 min read
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Merchant Security Awareness

Vishing: The negative impact on businesses and how to prevent it

This "voice cloning" technology is sophisticated and gets better every day. You might recall the music track featuring the voices of Drake and The Weeknd that went viral last year. It was impossible to recognise the voices as artificial until the creator disclosed that neither artist was involved in the creation. AI was used to recreate their voices perfectly.

April 30, 2024
April 26, 2024
5 mins read
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Merchant Security Awareness

Opening the wrong email can expose you to cybercriminals. Here’s how to protect yourself

It’s important to have proper processes to protect you and your business from an email attack. In this post, we’ll give you tips to immediately apply to boost your email security and protect yourself from scams.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024
4 mins read
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Merchant Security Awareness

AI is revolutionising cyberattacks. This is what you can do to defend your business

The rise of AI offers several benefits to society at large. It also ushers in security concerns. Social engineers are already using Generative AI to create sophisticated phishing campaigns. As a quick refresher, social engineering is the art of misleading people via psychological manipulation. It’s not hard to imagine how social engineers could use AI to power their attacks.

February 27, 2024
February 27, 2024
3 mins read