Global Card Spending Reaches $42 trillion as COVID-19 Restrictions are Eased

Debit cards drive growth as contactless usage continues to rise and consumer spending recovers after the height of the pandemic. Card usage will keep growing as new spending habits developed during the pandemic will persist Spending with payment cards rebounds quickly New research by RBR shows that worldwide expenditure on payment cards reached over $42

Cellulant Partners with Orange Money to Power Card to Wallet Transfers for 8 Banks in Botswana

This partnership enables customers to move funds from their bank accounts through their cards straight into their Orange Money wallets  Orange Money, the mobile money service of Orange and leading Pan-African payments company, Cellulant (, have launched a partnership to enable card-to-wallet transfers for 8 banks in Botswana. The Orange Money Card-To-Wallet service ( in

Introducing the New PCI SSC Mobile App 

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new mobile app. The PCI SSC mobile app allows for more direct engagement with payment industry stakeholders, including instant notification of Council news and announcements, and easier access to important resources. PCI SSC launched its mobile app as a new

Mastercard Powers Launch of Telda’s Cobranded Prepaid Card

Unbanked Egyptians can now get a prepaid Mastercard with a seamless onboarding process The launch is a step towards creating a ripple-effect for providing financial access to millions of Egyptians Mastercard powers the launch of Telda prepaid cards, jointly issued by one of the major banks in Egypt and a fintech. The innovative payment solution

Mastercard Collaborates to Bring Google Pay to South Africa

Quick and convenient addition to the payment ecosystem allows users to securely pay with Android phones or supported Wear OS device Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has collaborated to launch Google Pay in South Africa. Cardholders can conveniently and securely tap to pay with their Android phones or supported Wear

Eyowo Launches Digital First Mastercard Amid Growing Demand for Digitally Driven Money Management Solutions

As one of the first partner in Nigeria to join Mastercard’s Digital First Card Program, Eyowo delivers best-in-class digital banking experience to customers The Better Card is a numberless Mastercard debit card, which gives cardholders access to safer and more secure payments Today’s generation do everything from ordering meals to scheduling doctor’s appointments on their

Absa Expands Digital Payment Options With Google Wallet™

Absa has expanded its digital payments universe with Google Wallet™, amid rapidly growing customer demand for convenient, innovative and secure digital payment options. “Following record increases in contactless card volumes last year, with debit and credit card usage surging by 231% and transaction volumes rising by 180%, customer demand for reliable contactless wallet payment and

Yellow Pay – Yellow Card’s New Payment Feature Simplifying Money Transfers Through it’s Crypto Rails

The launch of Yellow Pay not only makes it easier for money transfer but also opens up the continent to more investment, access to credit, business grants Yellow Card Financial is proud to announce its new payment feature – Yellow Pay. This innovative solution will make it easier for customers to send and receive money

Unlocking the Power of Hyper-Personalisation to Build More Relevant Banks

Real-time data and AI have made it possible to deliver curated content, services and products designed for individual customers, but many banks are unable or unwilling to embrace the opportunity offered by hyper-personalisation. There is no doubt that hyper-personalisation is effective. A Deloitte report on the topic points out that Amazon and Netflix have respectively

Mastercard New Payment Index 2022: Consumers in Egypt Embrace Digital Payments

88% of consumers in Egypt have used at least one emerging payment method in the last year, with usage expected to further increase Adoption of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), open banking and account-to-account payments are anticipated to continue accelerating Gen Z and Millennials are leveraging more digital payment methods and are more open to