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Navigating a new world of payments in sub-Saharan Africa

By Industry Contributor 12 March 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the Achilles heel, as well as a ripe opportunity, in sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and payments landscape. Chipo Mushwana, Nedbank Executive of Emerging Payments, explores the challenges and solutions to... FULL STORY >

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How the digitisation of remittances can support Africa’s economic recovery

By Industry Contributor 10 November 2020

By Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - 2020 : a year of change in the payment and financial sectors

By Industry Contributor 7 February 2020

New trends in the payment space, coupled with a growing realisation that the retail experience today is driven by the consumer, will be among the drivers for significant change in this market space, asserts Craig... FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - Facebook Pay: a game-changer for payments, brands and social media

By Industry Contributor 9 December 2019

Thomas Pays, CEO of Ozow, offers insight into Facebook Pay and why its introduction spells a massive disruption for the payments industry. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Digital Payments may hold the key to African economic prosperity

By Staff Writer 12 September 2019

Aida Diarra, Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for Visa Sub Saharan Africa explains what fundamentals are missing in African SMEs - and what they can do about it. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom launches VodaPay Masterpass app for safe, convenient digital payments

By Ryan Noik 9 July 2019

It’s some good news for Vodacom users as the company launched its VodaPay Masterpass this week. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Why Apple’s Banking on the Power of Friendship

By Industry Contributor 2 July 2019

Lee Naik, the CEO of TransUnion Africa unpacks Apple's move into banking, and why the tech giant is betting that it can be your new best friend. FULL STORY >

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Visa offers guide to secure, fraud-free transactions

By Ryan Noik 12 April 2019

At the first of a series of ongoing interactions with Visa yesterday in Bryanston, the company offered an overview of the risks in, and its responses to, the transaction space. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Payments in Africa drives innovation

By Ryan Noik 19 October 2018

Demand on the continent for geographically dispersed, less expensive and more efficient local and cross-border payments systems is accelerating development. Hannalie Marsh, General Manager of Wirecard South Africa, explains. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard announces roadmap for contactless payments consistency

By Press Release 4 June 2018

Every cardholder across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific will be able to tap their Mastercard or device in stores by 2023, according to company's latest roadmap. FULL STORY >

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Safaricom, PayPal and TransferTo collaborate for international eCommerce, transfer of funds to and from M-PESA

By Press Release 9 April 2018

The new service will allow Kenyans to sell and buy globally by linking their PayPal and M-PESA accounts. FULL STORY >

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How to prepare for – and survive – late payments

By Opinion 23 March 2018

Charles Pittaway, managing director at Sage Pay, notes how late payments, bad debt and unexpected expenses are just some reasons why small businesses run into cash flow problems, which can impact their sustainability and profitability. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard acquires Oltio to accelerate digital payments adoption in Middle East and Africa

By Press Release 6 March 2018

Acquisition to drive cash displacement and innovation in emerging markets. FULL STORY >

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South Africans Prefer Digital Wallets - 52% use mobile phone to pay, abandoning wallets

By Press Release 5 March 2018

New research from PayPal shows how attached South Africans are to their mobile phones and highlights potential for mobile eCommerce. FULL STORY >

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PayJoy and Allied Mobile to make smartphones accessible to more Africans

By Press Release 23 February 2018

Currently operating in the United States and Mexico, smartphone payment solutions provider, PayJoy, announces its expansion into Africa. FULL STORY >

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