Finscope South Africa 2013 – Banked Grow by 3.5m

FinMark Trust has released its annual FinScope South Africa 2013 survey results. This year’s study reveals a significant increase in financial inclusion compared to last year from 28.9 million people Read More →

Mobile Money in Africa – Looking Beyond Mpesa

Last week at the 16th annual AfricaCom top industry professionals gathered from all over Africa to discuss Mobile Money in Africa. One interesting theme to come out of the discussions was Read More → Cash is Still King in Africa

Another strong message to come out of the mobile money talks and presentations at is that cash is still king in Africa. In his presentation Brian Richardson from Wizzit brought Read More →

FIS Study Shows Mobility and Convenience Key to Real-time Payments

Consumers demand convenience, flexibility and pay-anywhere availability from real-time payments, according to the third phase of a comprehensive banking behavior study by FIS™  the world’s largest provider of banking and Read More →

PCI Council Publishes PCI DSS and PA-DSS Version 3.0

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, has published version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI Read More →

Equity Bank CEO Joins Africa Forum on Public-Private Partnerships

Equity Bank Group, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. James Mwangi has joined a pan African initiative that aims to promote private sector participation in infrastructure and intra-African investment. The initiative brings together Read More →

African Economic Conference 2013 to Debate Regional Integration

“Regional Integration in Africa”, is the theme of the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2013 which will be jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa Read More →

Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System To Introduce Four New Products

Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) plans to introduce four new products on the gh-link platform next year, officials have said. The products are intended to maximise the payment platform Read More →

BitPay Adds 10 Languages and 150 Currencies to its Bitcoin Checkout

BitPay, the world’s largest payment processor for virtual currencies, announces that it now offers translations into 10 languages plus English for their entire checkout experience. Merchants servicing international customers can Read More →

Australia Declared Global Leader in Moving Towards Cashless Payments

MasterCard has revealed in a new global report “The Cashless Journey” that Australia is a global leader in moving towards cashless payments. The Cashless Journey report tracks how 33 major economies are progressing Read More →
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