John Kapito

Malawi losing MWK120m monthly to mobile fraud

Malawi is losing approximately MWK120-million monthly to mobile money fraud, according to Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
Michael Malakata
2:00
Mar 23, 2022

Malawi centralises handset registration to combat digital fraud

Industry regulator MACRA outlines plan to register mobile handsets using Central Equipment Identification Register.
1:40
Mar 8, 2021

Malawi targets 80% internet connectivity by 2025

About 14% of Malawians use the internet says the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
1:30

Rise in demand for Digital Financial Services in Malawi

Latest statistics based on Reserve Bank’s quarterly National Payment Systems report.
2:00
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.
1:40
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.
2:20
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.
2:20
May 26, 2020

7.9% increase in mobile banking subscribers in Malawi

Channel is most widely used, according to Central Bank report.
2:20
Feb 14, 2020

Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Country's Reserve Bank introduces new regulations finalised in October 2019.
1:20

Malawi backtracks on 1% mobile money tax

TNM, Cama among companies and organisations that lobbied government.
1:40

Malawi introduces 1% tax on mobile money transactions

Critics believe administration has changed or abandoned its original agenda.
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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.