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Kuda Bank USSD code for bank transfers, sending or adding money to your Kuda microfinance bank account. 

Investors King has put together a detailed breakdown of how to use the Kuda Bank USSD Code to transfer or add money to your Kuda Bank account

Transfer money to Kuda Bank account from First Bank with USSD Code

1. Dial *894*amount*Kuda account number# from the phone number linked to the account.

2. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete your transfer.

Send Money to Kuda Bank account from Wema Bank With kuda bank USSD code

Dial *945*Kuda account number*amount# from the phone number linked to the account and follow the prompts on your screen or follow the steps below.

1. Dial *945# from the phone number linked to the account.

2. Type in 3 for Send Money.

3. Send 2 for Other Banks.

4 Type in your Kuda account number.

5. Send 9 for Next.

6. Send 1 for Kuda Microfinance Bank and complete your transfer.

To add money to Kuda Bank from Zenith Bank, GTBank and Polaris Bank using kuda bank ussd code follow these steps.

1 Open Kuda.

2. Tap Add Money on your dashboard.

3. Tap Add By USSD.

4. Type in the amount you want to send.

5. Tap the right USSD code to dial it and follow the prompts on your screen.

To add money to your Kuda Bank via Bank Deposit follow these steps

1. Open Kuda.

2. Tap Add Money on your dashboard.

3. Tap Cash Deposit then tap the partner bank you prefer.

4. Follow the instructions on your screen to deposit cash into your Kuda account at the partner bank’s branch.

To add money to Kuda Bank account with GTBank

1. Dial *737*50*amount*416# from the phone number linked to the account.

2. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete your transfer.

To send money from Kuda Bank account with Kuda Bank USSD code

Move money around, buy airtime and pay bills with the Payments button at the bottom of your Kuda dashboard.

Tap the Payments button.

Tap Send Money.

Fill in the details of the transfer.

Confirm the transfer.

To add money to Kuda Bank account with cards

Each time you add money with a credit or debit card, Kuda Bank charges a fee through a payment gateway (eg. Paystack, Flutterwave, Interswitch) that initiates the transfer between your bank card and kuda account.

However, because it is hard to trace the source of credit or debit card funds, fraudsters prefer this method to cover their tracks when transferring stolen money.

Therefore, Kuda has made adjustments to its rules for security reasons:

Rule #1: You must upgrade your Kuda account to add money with a card.

To keep everyone and their money as safe as we can, we cannot compromise on this.

Without a Bank Verification Number (BVN) and a government-issued ID, you can add money to your account strictly by transfer or cash deposits.

Tap More at the bottom of your Kuda dashboard then tap Identification to add your BVN and ID.

Rule #2: Kuda Bank will stop paying the payment gateway fee after you’ve added up to 100,000 naira to your account with a card.

This means that once you’ve hit the 100,000 naira limit for free top-ups, you’ll have to pay a payment gateway fee every time you add money to your Kuda Bank account with a card.

The payment gateway fee for local cards is 100 naira + 1.5% of the amount you’re adding.

Please, this fee isn’t from Kuda Bank but Kuda Microfinance Bank will let you know how much it is before you move money from your card to your accounts.

Cash deposits and transfers to your account are always free.

Kuda Bank will make sure we send you a message when you’re approaching the free limit.

Rule #3 — You will pay the payment gateway fee whenever you top up your Kuda account with an international card.

The payment gateway fee for international cards is 100 naira + 4% of the amount you’re adding.

If your card is from a bank outside Nigeria, you will have to pay the payment gateway fee every time you use it to add money to your account.

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Flutterwave Teams Up with EFCC to Launch Cybercrime Research Hub in Nigeria

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Flutterwave has partnered with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to establish a cutting-edge cybercrime research center in Nigeria.

This initiative comes in response to recent significant financial losses suffered by the payment technology company due to fraud.

Flutterwave, a leading payment technology company in Africa, has faced substantial financial setbacks due to cybercrime.

Recently, the company obtained a court order to recover $24 million lost to unauthorized Point of Sale (POS) transactions.

Also, Flutterwave reportedly lost N11 billion ($7 million) to fraudulent accounts in April 2024. These incidents have underscored the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures.

The partnership was formalized through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on June 14 in Abuja by Flutterwave’s CEO, Olugbenga Agboola, and EFCC Secretary, Mohammadu Hammajoda.

The signing ceremony also saw the presence of EFCC Chair, Ola Olukoyede, and Christopher Gray representing the FBI, among other notable figures.

Agboola emphasized Flutterwave’s expertise in combating internet fraud, particularly the tactics employed by notorious fraudsters known as Yahoo Boys.

He highlighted that the new cybercrime research center would equip anti-corruption agents with advanced technological tools and techniques to detect and prevent cybercrimes.

“The state-of-the-art center, to be built at the EFCC academy, will focus on seven key areas: advanced fraud detection and prevention, collaborative research and policy development, youth empowerment and capacity building, technological advancement, and resource enablement,” Agboola stated.

The establishment of the cybercrime research hub is a proactive step to address the rampant internet fraud that threatens the stability and trust in Nigeria’s financial systems.

The collaboration aims to enhance the capabilities of EFCC operatives in preventing, detecting, and prosecuting financial crimes.

Ola Olukoyede, the EFCC Chair, praised the initiative as a significant leap forward in the fight against financial crimes.

“The cybercrime research center will significantly enhance our capabilities to prevent, detect, and prosecute financial crimes,” Olukoyede remarked. “The EFCC is impressed with Flutterwave’s strides across Africa, and this partnership marks a crucial step towards ensuring a secure financial landscape for Nigerians.”

The partnership between Flutterwave and the EFCC signifies a robust commitment to cybersecurity, aiming to create a safer and more secure financial environment in Nigeria.

This initiative not only addresses immediate financial threats but also aims to build a resilient framework to combat future cybercrimes effectively.

With the launch of the cybercrime research hub, Flutterwave and the EFCC are set to lead the charge against financial fraud, ensuring that the Nigerian financial sector remains secure and trustworthy for all stakeholders.

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Visa and Mastercard Face Setback as Judge Indicates Likely Rejection of $30 Billion Deal

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Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are facing a potential setback as a federal judge in Brooklyn indicated she is likely to reject their $30 billion settlement with retailers.

The deal, aimed at capping credit-card swipe fees, has been a focal point of contention between the card giants and merchants for years.

Judge Margo Brodie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York expressed skepticism about the settlement during a hearing on Thursday.

According to court records, Judge Brodie suggested she might not approve the agreement, stating she would issue a written decision in the coming days.

Retailers have long campaigned to reduce their share of the costs associated with accepting card payments, known as interchange fees.

These fees, which are partially passed on to banks that issue the cards, including major institutions like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., have been a burden for many merchants.

Announced in March and pending court approval, the settlement was designed to allow merchants to charge consumers extra for transactions involving Visa or Mastercard credit cards.

The agreement also aimed to introduce pricing tactics to steer consumers towards lower-cost cards.

“The court’s comments strongly suggest that she won’t accept the settlement,” noted Justin Teresi, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. “While Judge Brodie doesn’t seem convinced that larger retailers should be allowed to opt out from the settlement, provisions like changes to digital wallet acceptance rules and some state bans on surcharges likely present real adequacy issues.”

Both Visa and Mastercard expressed disappointment over the developments. A Mastercard representative stated, “We believe the settlement presented a fair resolution of this long-standing dispute, most notably by giving business owners more flexibility in how they manage their card acceptance activities. We will pursue our options to ensure a proper resolution of this matter.”

Visa’s spokesperson echoed this sentiment, emphasizing that “continued engagement between industry and the merchants is the best way forward.”

Swipe fees have become a substantial financial issue for retailers, totaling more than $160 billion last year, according to the Merchants Payments Coalition. Reactions to the settlement were mixed when it was announced, with some retail coalitions pledging a thorough review and others quickly opposing it.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, representing large merchants such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc., described the settlement as a “mere drop in the bucket” and urged careful review to assess if it adequately addresses the harm inflicted on retailers.

Doug Kantor, general counsel for the National Association of Convenience Stores, praised the judge’s remarks, stating, “We’re gratified to see that the court recognized how bad this settlement was.”

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African Fintech Kuda Raises $100M Despite Investment Challenges

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Kuda Technologies, a leading fintech company with operations in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, has successfully raised nearly $100 million in funding over the past five years.

This significant milestone was revealed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Babs Ogundeyi, during a panel session at the GITEX Africa conference in Morocco.

The GITEX Africa 2024 technology fair, which runs from May 29 to 31 in Marrakech, brings together over 1,500 exhibitors from 130 countries and nearly 700 startups.

During the event, Ogundeyi highlighted Kuda’s growth journey and the difficulties African fintech startups face in attracting foreign investment.

“We launched in Nigeria in August 2019 and have raised close to $100 million within that period,” Ogundeyi announced during the panel session titled “Beyond the Starting Lane: Navigating Advanced Funding.”

The session also featured prominent figures such as Sacha Michaud, co-founder of Glovo in Spain; Yassine Oussaifi, partner at Africinvest Tunisia; and Katlego Maphai, CEO of Yoco South Africa.

The discussion centered on the challenges and strategies for securing advanced funding for startups.

Ogundeyi emphasized that African startups often struggle to secure foreign investment due to investors’ unfamiliarity with the local market environment.

To mitigate this, Kuda Technologies established its headquarters in the UK, facilitating easier access to funding from Western investors.

“We are headquartered in the UK, but we are Africa-focused, and there is a reason why we are headquartered in the UK. It’s very much related to access to funding. The capital comes primarily from the west. It’s easier to attract capital in those jurisdictions,” Ogundeyi explained.

He stressed that securing funding is a rigorous process, particularly in Africa, where trust levels are low.

“When we raised our seed funding, the majority of investors had not been to Africa before, making it difficult to connect with something they didn’t understand. It goes beyond investors seeing the numbers or potential; if you don’t have a feel for the environment or understand the psyche of the people, it becomes very difficult to connect resources to that region,” Ogundeyi elaborated.

Despite the challenges, Kuda Technologies has made significant strides. Its subsidiary, Kuda Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, has grown its customer base to 7.5 million users, making it one of the largest fintech companies in Africa.

The company’s expansion strategy includes obtaining licenses in Canada and Tanzania, reflecting its vision of global reach.

Ogundeyi’s insights were echoed by Sacha Michaud, who noted that venture capitalists tend to invest in regions where they feel comfortable.

“We launched in Africa six years ago and were in high funding mode. In every funding round, we had to convince our investors why we were focusing on the region when we could invest our resources in higher-return areas like Europe,” Michaud shared.

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