Harnessing the Power of Data to Drive Financial and Economic Inclusion – Mukuru

By Sandy Rheeder, CIO at Mukuru The modern world has moved towards digitisation, yet a significant gap remains in terms of financial and economic inclusion, particularly in Africa. Despite this, there is a substantial opportunity to harness the power of data to bridge this gap and further the cause of economic and financial inclusion. The

Scan to Pay Vouchers: a New Way to Reward Loyalty

With the holiday season fast approaching, many businesses are working on gift lists and incentives to thank employees and reward loyal clients. And while the reliable (if somewhat boring) box of chocolates is still appreciated by some, what better way to thank someone than to let them choose their own perfect gift? That’s just one

Easily Pay for Groceries at all Pick n Pay Tills Using Bitcoin

South Africans who have a Luno wallet will be able to pay at Pick n Pay with crypto in one easy step by simply scanning a QR code. Crypto payments have been available at over 1 500 Pick n Pay stores since February 2023. But the payment process required customers to download two apps to

FutureBank and IDVerse Partner to Fight Cybercrime

The customisable and compliant embedded finance platform, FutureBank, has partnered with world-leading digital ID verification company IDVerse (previously known as OCR Labs Global) to further its digital transformation and accelerate customer onboarding through swift and secure digital identity verification (IDV). Through this partnership, new FutureBank customers can access the IDVerse software as part of its

Swift Unlocks Potential of Tokenisation with Successful Blockchain Experiments

Swift today released results from a new series of experiments that show its infrastructure can seamlessly facilitate the transfer of tokenised value across multiple public and private blockchains. The findings have potential to remove significant friction slowing the growth of tokenised asset markets and enable them to scale globally as they mature. While tokenisation is

FSS Launches Future-Ready Payments Technology Platform BLAZE for Banks

Financial Software & Systems Pvt Ltd (FSS), a globally leading provider of payments technology solutions has announced the launch of ‘BLAZE’, an advanced payments technology platform, designed to meet the diverse needs of banks and financial institutions. Using BLAZE architecture, for instance, the FSS Payment Gateway can process more than 5000 transactions per second. BLAZE

PAYM8 Expands E-Commerce Offering, Empowering Merchants with Seamless Payment Solutions Amid Surging Demand

Leading tech and financial gateway service provider PAYM8, announced the expansion of its e-commerce offering. This comes in response to the South African e-commerce market’s projected growth of 11.89% in the next five years, reaching a market volume of US$9.97 billion, roughly R75 billion, by 2027. As consumers increasingly value the convenience, time savings, and

Paycorp Champions Financial Inclusion in South Africa with SARB Designation and Visa & MasterCard Principal Membership

Paycorp, a leading provider of payment solutions, has been licensed as a direct clearing system participant by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). This means Paycorp can now acquire payment transactions directly into the National Payments System through BankServ Africa and internationally through its principal memberships with Visa and MasterCard. As an independent non-bank participant

Ukheshe Partners with Diamond Trust Bank to Deliver BaaS in East Africa

Banking as a Service (BaaS) and embedded finance enabler Ukheshe has partnered with Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) to provide an innovative BaaS platform in East Africa. BaaS, the provision of banking products and services through third-party distributors, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of a whopping 25% in some markets, and

Network International Delivers Strong H1 2023 Results Across MEA Markets

Network International Holdings Plc has announced its interim financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2023. The company reports good H1 2023 results with total revenue growing 19% in constant currency year-on-year (y.o.y.) demonstrating broad-based growth across all regions and business lines, with the total value of consumer payments processed with merchants across