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Cashless Nigeria – Successes and Setbacks

‘Cashless Nigeria’ is a project that was launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria last year in an effort to promote alternative payment methods in Nigeria and reduce the levels Read More →

Barclaycard and Diners Club International Forge New Partnership

Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance and Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services, announced a new joint agreement to allow the acceptance of Discover and Diners Club cards Read More →

Sage Pay Provides 6,000 Contactless Payment Terminals in Ireland

Ireland’s largest provider of retail and web payment solutions, has announced that they have reached 6,000 contactless payment terminals in Ireland. Contactless payment cards are just beginning to emerge in Ireland, Read More →

MasterCard Launches Training Centre To Enhance Payments Industry Skills Development in Kenya

MasterCard announced the launch of a brand new training facility in Kenya to empower the financial services ecosystem with knowledge on various aspects of cashless payments in order to boost Read More →

South Africa Selects Gemalto for its National Electronic Identity Card Program

Gemalto will supply the Government Printing Works (GPW) of South Africa with Sealys eID cards for their national identity card program. GPW will harness Gemalto’s secure embedded software to protect Read More →

Visa launches first African Integration Index in South Africa

Visa in South Africa launched the first Visa Africa Integration Index that measures the degree of economic integration within key trade corridors of sub-Saharan Africa, namely West Africa, East Africa and Southern Read More →

SIM Swap Fraud Growing in South Africa

SIM Swap Fraud is a term that has been doing the rounds in the South African media lately. It is a new style of cell phone banking fraud which uses Read More →

World Bank’s IFC Invests $10m in Earthport to Expand Cross-Border Payments

Earthport, the cross-border payments service provider has announced that IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to invest $10 million in the company. The funding will be Read More →

Central Bank of Nigeria Committed to Effective Electronic Payments System

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON, says the Bank remains committed to realizing the vision of providing Nigeria with a secure, robust and Read More →
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