Twoobii offers Point-of-Sale Connectivity with Leading bank in SA

One of the leading South African retail banks has selected Twoobii as its preferred satellite services supplier for POS (Point of Sale) connectivity solutions. The successful certification is the result of stringent network testing to ensure full compliance with all security and network criteria. Now that Twoobii has been certified, the way ahead is clear

Stanbic IBTC Introduces Smart Loan to Support Customers

Stanbic IBTC Bank, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has introduced a Smart Loan digital solution to enable customers who have an account with their Asset Management arm access a loan to enable them meet their medium-term financial obligations. According to the bank, the devaluation of the naira due to the global economic downturn

Kenya Upgrades its Real-Time Payments Infrastructure

Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL) is the Kenya Bankers Association’s (KBA) real-time payment services company. Recently, IPSL launched a modernized real-time payment system based on ISO 20022. The new real-time payment system, delivered by TietoEVRY, put Kenya as one of the first countries in Africa to start running an ISO 20022 instant payments system with

Market Insight Report: Digital Wallets – The Future of Payments

Digital Wallets: The Future of Payments Market Insight: IBS Intelligence report, in collaboration with CR2, looks at the accelerated growth in digital wallets as contactless payments pave the way for the future. The onset of COVID-19 has accelerated change in the payments sector and due to guidelines and restrictions to deter the spread of COVID-19,

ABK-Egypt Collaborates with Mastercard to Boost Contactless Payments

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait – Egypt (ABK-Egypt), one of the fastest-growing banks in Egypt, has entered into a strategic partnership with Mastercard to launch “ABK Pay Sticker” – a contactless payment solution to  enable the growth of Egypt’s digital economy, enhance financial inclusion and provide consumers with a seamless payment experience. The latest addition to

Mastercard, Thales and Providus Bank Launch a Tokenisation and Digitisation Initiative in Nigeria

COVID-19 has led to more consumers and in-store employees avoiding physical contact and embracing social distancing. Mastercard and Providus Bank are extending the “contactless” payment solution alongside the growth of a low-touch environment, especially as more and more people are seeking safer and more secure ways to transact. Mastercard, Thales and Providus Bank have partnered to bring

Standard Bank Now Banks More than 10 Million Customers in SA as 1 Million More Customers Sign Up in 2021

More than 10 million customers now bank with Standard Bank in South Africa. Since the start of the year 1 million new customers have joined Standard Bank.  Customers are signing on to Standard Bank services taking advantage of access to digital services and offerings. Standard Bank has ensured that is has rapidly transformed its digital

The Ecobank Group Partners with Insurance Companies to Offer Bancassurance to SMEs

The Bancassurance service will be rolled out in phases, starting with Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda Ecobank Group’s ( Commercial Banking business has partnered with five insurance companies (OLD MUTUAL, ALLIANZ, SUNU, SANLAM & NSIA) to offer a range of Bancassurance solutions to

PAYM8 | DebiCheck is Here, But What if you Haven’t Planned for it?

On 1 November this year, South Africa welcomed the introduction of the DebiCheck payment system to tighten measures against debit order fraud and abuse. But as with many new policies and procedures, there has been adoption, but it is far from universal. According to Andrew Springate, CEO of PAYM8, a technology and financial gateway service

FNB Expands Solutions on Platform with Fibre for Business and Software Vouchers

FNB’s mobile virtual network operator, FNB Connect, has partnered with Vox Telecom to launch a fibre solution to help SMEs with their telecommunications needs. FNB Connect is also introducing new software vouchers, including Microsoft 365 and antivirus solutions such as McAfee and Norton, that FNB and RMB Private Bank customers can access via their banking