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First Data Releases August 2013 SpendTrend® Analysis

First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend® analysis for August 1-30, 2013 compared to August 1-30, 2012. SpendTrend tracks same-store Read More →

Upcoming IT Trends for 2014 – Emerging Markets, Mobile & Payments

DUO marketing recently hosted a breakfast where Nicola Dreyer shared her ideas about the upcoming trends in IT for the next year. According to Nicola some of the trends worth Read More →

MasterCard Joins Better Than Cash Alliance

MasterCard announced, with a $1.5 million grant, that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance. MasterCard’s commitment comes at the one-year anniversary mark for the Better Than Cash Alliance, Read More →

South African Consumer Confidence Improves – MasterCard Index

South African consumer confidence has improved for the second half of 2013 according to the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence. With a score of 56.3, the Index currently describes local Read More →

CAGD To Introduce E-Pay Slips in Ghana

The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) is to introduce E-Pay slips for public sector workers soon. The system, expected on stream before the end of 2013, would enable workers to Read More →

South African Social Security Agency to Pay Social Grants in-House

SASSA will be able to pay social grants in-house, as directed by the SASSA Act, (Act no 9 of 2004) as from 2017, after expiry of the South African Social Read More →

Payment Association’s View on European Directive on Payments

Smart Payment Association (SPA) considers that the new Payment Service Directive (PSD 2) draft represents a significant restructuring of financial regulation applicable to retail payments. Its chief goals are to increase Read More →

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury: Interruption of the Electronic Payment of Suppliers

The electronic payment system of the state (BAS) has been down since Sunday, 25 August 2013. This meant that departments could not capture and approve payments and the Provincial Treasury Read More →

Consumer Confidence Increases in Morocco: MasterCard Index

MasterCard has revealed the results of the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence, which indicates that Consumer Confidence in Morocco has increased to 85.2. Consumers in Morocco are optimistic about all Read More →

US Bill Payments – Western Union Releases Bill Payments Money Mindset Index

The Western Union Company, released the latest findings from the Western Union Bill Payments Money Mindset Index. The survey of U.S. consumers reveals mobile device ownership and usage are changing consumers’ Read More →
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