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Barclays Bank Tanzania Launches UnionPay Acquiring Service

Barclays Bank Tanzania has today officially launched UnionPay International Acquiring service as part of the bank’s effort to offer better convenience to the UnionPay cardholders in the market. The Bank’s Managing Read More →

PayPal Accounts Can Now be Linked to Android Pay

In what could prove to be a significant change in the way we make remote and online payments, PayPal accounts can now be linked to Android Pay, meaning that Read More →

Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card

Mastercard unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test Read More →

Prepaid Payment Solutions Drive Cash Out Of Africa’s Economies

Mastercard and prepaid processing and payments solutions provider Global Technology Partners (GTP) signed a partnership agreement that will result in the latest prepaid solutions being made available across Africa to Read More →

FNB Offers Life Cover Through the FNB Banking App and Online Banking

FNB Life has taken the next step in its digital evolution by giving customers the option to take up and manage life insurance through the FNB Banking App and Online Read More →

Visa Checkout Reaches Milestone of 20 Million Enrolled Consumers

Visa Inc, announced that Visa Checkout, the easier way to use a Visa card online, is sustaining tremendous growth, reaching more than 20 million enrolled accounts worldwide. Visa Checkout Read More →

FNB Launches Augmented Reality On Its App

FNB continues to shape the future of banking by introducing Augmented Reality and FNB TV on the FNB Banking App. Launched this week, the eBucks Partner locator on the FNB Read More →

Consumers Making Fewer ATM Cash Withdrawals

For the first time ever, FNB data is showing that middle income earners are making fewer cash withdrawals at ATMs and instead opting to use point of sale devices, electronic Read More →

PCI Looking to Grow the Payments Security Ecosystem with New Certifications

There is a growing complexity in the payments security landscape. As the ecosystem evolves and more devices become connected, so too do the associated risks. Speaking before the PCI Middle East Read More →

250,000 African Merchants Will Be Financially Empowered By Masterpass QR

Merchant service provider, Kopo Kopo, announced their partnership with Mastercard to roll out Masterpass QR across 11 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, impacting over 250,000 micro and small businesses over Read More →
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