Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets

The use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets...

19 hours ago

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

Data, customer experience and hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

By Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

How cryptocurrencies could offer solutions to Africa's payments challenges

We have reached a technological crossroad for payment services where adaptation and innovation will have to pave the way...

By Luko Onke Binase 23 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?

With blockchain technology likely to impact most industries in the world today, Paul Stevens and Sean Martin take a look at...

18 Jul 2018

AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

How safe are tap and go payments?

Banks and retailers are increasingly adopting tap and go or contactless card payments and consumers, who have access to the technology-enabled cards, are benefitting from the efficiency and ease that it offers...

9 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

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