Kwanji’s Payment Partners: Global Reach Partners

March 30th, 2016|Kwanji|

Global Reach Partners are key members of Kwanji’s trusted panel of global foreign exchange providers. Founded in 2001, GRP provides our clients with access to over 130 currencies, including over 40 local African market currencies. We recently had an opportunity to sit down with Matt Clarke, Senior Currency Consultant at GRP, to discuss how our [...]

Meet Kwanji’s Payment Partners: The FX Firm

March 2nd, 2016|Kwanji|

The FX Firm form part of Kwanji’s trusted panel of foreign exchange providers. Established in 2009, The FX Firm are committed to providing our clients with seamless international transactions, superb customer service and competitive market rates. The FX Firm can facilitate payments to over 180 countries and boast a currency suite of 140 currencies, including [...]

Kenyan businesses must guard against devaluation

February 25th, 2016|Kwanji|

Kenya the beacon of East Africa As a regional trade and investment hub, Kenya has witnessed economic growth where other emerging markets have failed. In stark contrast to its Sub-saharan African neighbours, Kenya’s GDP growth rate topped 5.8% in 2015, surpassing a rate of 2.9% in 2014. In spite of this impressive economic [...]

Watch Our Interview With Ex IFC Emerging Market Specialist

February 18th, 2016|Kwanji|

Kwanji Advisory Board member German Vegarra is an emerging market specialist with over 10 years of experience at the International Finance Corporation, the commercial arm of the World Bank. During his time at the IFC, German was responsible for over $5BN of trade finance across the continent of Africa, securing consecutive annual performance awards for [...]

Kwanji Closes Funding Round Surpassing £400,000 Goal

February 11th, 2016|Kwanji|

[Press] London, February 2016 - Kwanji, the emerging market payment specialist, has closed its first crowdfunding round, exceeding its initial target and finishing 123 per cent overfunded having raised £496,682 on SyndicateRoom, the UK’s premier equity crowdfunding platform. CEO and founder Leslie Onyesoh was ‘honoured’ by the support the campaign generated, especially after besting [...]

Meet the team behind Kwanji: William Lorenz

February 10th, 2016|Kwanji|

William Lorenz has a wealth of experience in the FinTech world and a track record of building successful companies. As a co-founder and COO of Kwanji, William is responsible for operations across the board, from forex partnerships to managing customer support. We recently sat down with William to discuss his previous roles & what he [...]

Pitch & Mix 2016

January 30th, 2016|Kwanji|

The Kwanji team are in high spirits following a successful appearance at SyndicateRoom and Gust’s Pitch & Mix 2016 event. Coinciding with the final week of Kwanji’s equity crowdfunding campaign, the team were one of six companies invited to pitch at the prestigious event. The event was hosted at BDO’s central London offices on [...]

We’ve grown into new offices

January 22nd, 2016|Kwanji|

The team in Kenya have moved! We opened the doors to our new East African headquarters on Monday, February 1st, 2016. The new office is located in Nairobi's central business district of Westlands, the technological and creative hub of Kenya and wider East Africa region. The move will aid our continued growth across East [...]

GMC Kenya partners with Kwanji

January 11th, 2016|Kwanji|

Kwanji has partnered with the Global Management Challenge (GMC) in Kenya through Greener Pastures Limited. The world’s largest management and strategy competition, the GMC has been running for 35 years and is now present in over 30 countries. The GMC provides university students right through to company managers with out-of-the-box training that improves [...]

Breaking the Monopolies of Banks in the Emerging Markets

January 11th, 2016|Kwanji|

German Vegarra, is the former Africa Regional Head and Associate Director of International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services Department. Part of World Bank’s private sector arm, German supported private sector growth, innovation, and job creation in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Following on from our initial conversation earlier in the year, we sat [...]