John Kapito

Rise in demand for Digital Financial Services in Malawi

Latest statistics based on Reserve Bank’s quarterly National Payment Systems report.
Nov 13, 2020

Time running out for Malawi’s operators over data bundle expiry dates

Consumer, tech organisations lobby government to intervene as regulator remains tight-lipped on the matter.
Oct 8, 2020

Malawi urged to reach rural with mobile money services

Lack of incentives, adequate information on services impacting on usage in remote regions.
Jul 21, 2020

Tax stifles mobile money growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Certain taxes on mobile money transactions have had a distortionary impact claims GSMA report.
May 26, 2020

7.9% increase in mobile banking subscribers in Malawi

Channel is most widely used, according to Central Bank report.
Feb 14, 2020

Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Country's Reserve Bank introduces new regulations finalised in October 2019.

Malawi backtracks on 1% mobile money tax

TNM, Cama among companies and organisations that lobbied government.

Malawi introduces 1% tax on mobile money transactions

Critics believe administration has changed or abandoned its original agenda.

Lack of regulation impedes Malawi's financial inclusion strategy

Country records increase in mobile money users and agents, but there is no regulation to extend reach to rural regions.
Jul 3, 2019

Malawi bemoans low number of rural mobile money agents

Consumer Association says the situation challenges the country's financial inclusion agenda.
Jan 29, 2018

Malawi toughens stance on mobile SIM card registration

Communications regulator confirms 31 March 2018 deadline.