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Gokul Rajaram Joins Square as Product Engineering Lead

Square, a point-of-sale company which developed credit card readers for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, has hired Gokul Rajaram, who was most recently the Product Director of Ads at Facebook, Read More →

South Africans Highly Satisfied with Online Shopping – MasterCard Survey

The latest MasterCard Online Shopping Survey has revealed that a substantial 91% of South Africans who shop online are highly satisfied with their overall experience, a 4% increase from the Read More →

TNM and Escom Strike Mobile Payment Deal

TNM has sealed a deal with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) which will see TNM customers paying their Escom bills or buying electricity units through TNM Mobile Money Read More →

MasterCard and EBC Introduce Egypt’s Mobile Payment Gateway

MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services Read More →

Cross-Border Cheques to be Phased Out

Cross-border cheques and bank drafts within the Common Monetary Area (CMA) are being phased out with effect from 22 July 2013 and will no longer be accepted by any banking Read More →

eCentric Switch Partners with the PCI Security Standards Council to Improve Payment Data Security

eCentric Switch, a leading South African Payment Service Provider announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. eCentric Switch will work with the Read More →

Aftab Currency Extends its Remittance Network to Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon

Aftab Currency Exchange, a remittance and foreign exchange brand with a presence in three continents, has strengthened its bonds with Airtel Communications, a leader in global payments services to extend Read More →

Drivers of Mobile Payment Adoption: Comparing Kenya and Tanzania

Professor Dan Horne, Chief Knowledge Officer at Gx, in conjunction with Dionne Nickerson of Providence College,  has recently published a white paper called ‘Understanding the Drivers of Mobile Payment Adoption: Read More →

Banking on Satellites in Africa

Satellites are making it possible to transfer money between remote locations in sub-Saharan African countries that are otherwise unconnected to the outside world. An ESA (European Space Agency) project looking at Read More →

Opera and Nazara Bring Secure and Easy Payments for Mobile Gamers

Opera Commerce, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, and Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer and publisher, have come together to provide a secure and easy mobile payment solution Read More →
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