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  • Fintech Verto has partnered with UBA Bank to launch a cross-border payment solution in East Africa, starting with Kenya. 
  • Verto’s suite of products, spanning foreign bank accounts, instant currency exchange, and international money transfers, is now accessible to individuals and businesses in Kenya.
  • This strategic partnership with UBA Bank marks a pivotal moment for East Africa, positioning the company as a catalyst for overcoming the challenges associated with cross-border trade.

Fintech Verto, a London-based company, has partnered with UBA Bank to launch a cross-border payment platform in East Africa, starting with Kenya.

The platform offers a comprehensive solution, enabling startups, SMEs, and large corporations to effortlessly send, receive, and exchange money in over 190 countries. With the capability to hold funds in Verto accounts across 51 currencies, the platform is a game-changer for businesses seeking global expansion.

Verto’s suite of cutting-edge products

“By aligning with UBA Bank, Verto is strategically …

Bitcoin facilitates a Nigerian-Kenyan US$220 million laundering scheme.
  • The trio bought bitcoins worth KSh5 billion (US$43 million) in the UAE, the United States and several other European countries, including at Kenya’s crypto exchange platform, BitPesa
  • The three Nigerians were linked to Ksh25.6 billion (US$220 million) moved into Kenya between October and November 2020
  • The Nigerians involved in the scandal are Mr Olubunmi Akinyemiju, Mr Eghosasere Nehikhare and Mr Olufemi Olukunmi Demuren
  • From the US-based exchange Binance, the three bought cryptocurrencies worth $36,353,728 (Sh4.2 billion). They also went ahead to buy bitcoins worth $7,246,582 (Sh839.5 million) from Busha

On April 27, 2022, a report of a multi-billion dollar money-laundering syndicate surfaced from the asset recovery agency drawn from the financial crime and investigation unit, involving top companies and directors from both Nigeria and Kenya.
The culprits are said to have used bitcoin to secrete their transactions. According to a statement filed by European investigators, the Nigerians involved in the …