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$1 Billion in Transactions Processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa

The groundbreaking Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months Read More →

PayGate Re-brands, Extends Reach into Africa

In a further move to optimise its service offering, DPO Group (Direct Pay Online) will be rolling up its Southern African payment service providers (PSPs) into the consolidated brand of DPO PayGate. In August 2017, Read More →

Mastercard Retires Customer Signatures in US and Canada

Mastercard has announced that merchants in the U.S. and Canada can forego cardholder signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases, effective on April 13. The goal is to speed customers Read More →

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo Announce Collaboration in Kenya

PayPal and Safaricom announced a revolutionary collaboration that enables Kenyans to seamlessly move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service eliminates significant barriers that have hindered consumers Read More →

PayPal Heads Mobile Wallet Rankings as Users Forecast to Pass 2 Billion Next Year

A new study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet to make a payment or send money in 2019, up by Read More →

Mastercard appoints new Sub-Saharan Africa Division President

Spurred on by the company’s steady growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and in line with its focus on investing in the continent, Mastercard has appointed Raghav Prasad as Division President for Read More →

Ecobank Mobile App Reaches 4 Million Users Milestone in Africa

The upgraded version of Ecobank’s mobile app has attracted 3 million new customers in just 6 months, taking the total number of users to 4 million. The app builds on the Read More →

Mastercard and Mada Partner to Enable Online Payment Transactions in Saudi Arabia

Mada, Saudi Arabia’s domestic payment network, and Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, announced the launch of a joint partnership initiative to enable online payments using Read More →

Qatar Airways and Wirecard Expand Collaboration to Offer Alipay at Doha Airport

Qatar Duty Free becomes first Airport Retailer in MEA to introduce Alipay. Hamad International Airport ranked the world’s fourth ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018, up Read More →

SimbaPay Launches Pan-Africa Remittances Chatbot in Collaboration with Interswitch

SimbaPay – a London based digital money transfer provider – has announced the launch of an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered chatbot service which now makes International Money Transfer (remittance) possible Read More →

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