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Mastercard And Visa Lose Share To UnionPay In Global Cards Market

A billion new cards issued in just one year Brand new research from RBR reveals that the number of payment cards worldwide increased by 8% in 2016 to 14 billion. With Read More →

Planet Payment and ACI Worldwide Launch UnionPay International’s SecurePlus

Planet Payment, Inc., a leading provider of international and multi-currency payment processing services, and ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced the Read More →

Guaranty Trust Bank Launches the GTBank Mastercard

With focus on building a stronger financial payment sector and ensuring all citizens are financially included, Guaranty Trust Bank (Uganda) Ltd (GTBank) officially launched the GTBank Debit Mastercard in Uganda Read More →

Cashless Payments On The Cards For Gauteng Commuters

The Gauteng Provincial Government will in the next three months introduce a pilot project for a single e-ticket for public transport users. A similar card-based pilot project was introduced in Pretoria Read More →

Payments Industry Launches New Type Of Debit Order

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in debit orders processed to bank accounts without permission (a mandate) from consumers. On the other hand, irresponsible consumer Read More →

Uneasiness Over SASSA Card Expiry As ConCourt Appoints Panel Of Experts

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) continues to receive queries about the expiry date of its payment cards and implications thereof from beneficiaries of social grants. The expiry date Read More →

EMVCo Reports 6.1 Billion EMV Chip Payment Cards in Global Circulation

Official figures of aggregated data published by technical body EMVCo show that by the end of 2016, the number of EMV payment cards in global circulation had increased by 1.3 Read More →

Going Cashless in Cameroon Made Easy with Launch of the UBA Debit Mastercard

United Bank for Africa (UBA) announced the rollout of the Debit MasterCard card in Cameroon in support of financially empowering all citizens. Focused on displacing cash, the electronic payment solution Read More →

Wirecard Samsung Pay Rewards Card Named a Product of the Year

The Wirecard Samsung Pay Rewards Card has been selected as a 2017 Pay Awards winner in the Product of the Year category. Since 2006, the Pay Awards have conferred the Read More →

Middle East And Africa Is The World’s Fastest Growing Payment Cards Region

Research on the global payment cards market forecasts continued strong growth in the Middle East and Africa and highlights significant opportunities for the international card schemes Many people still do not Read More →
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