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Ecobank Announce Winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo on 30th August 2018. Nala, from Tanzania, beat the ten other finalists Read More →

Garmin Pay Contactless Payments are Now Available in SA

Garmin Southern Africa have announced that the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live on a range of Pay-Enabled Garmin watches in South Africa. The feature is currently available to VISA-enabled Read More →

SASSA Ready for October Payments Without Cash Paymaster Services

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is ready for the October payment cycle in which all social grant payments to beneficiaries will be made by itself in partnership with Read More →

Mastercard Joins Forces with Samsung Pay to Enable Mobile Payments in SA

In a move to further expand its efforts to displace cash, stimulate innovation and drive the growth of digital payments in South Africa, Mastercard is working with participating banks to Read More →

Absa Joins the Sovrin Foundation to Pave the Way Forward for Digital Identity Management in Africa

Absa Group has become the first African bank and only the second company on the continent to join the global Sovrin Foundation as a Founding Steward – a move that Read More →

Mastercard and Zapper Collaborate to Drive Digital Payments Interoperability

South Africans can now use Masterpass, a global digital payment service by Mastercard, to pay for goods and services at over 20,000 Zapper merchants in South Africa using their smartphones. Read More →

Contactless Payment Cards are as Secure as Traditional Cards

SABRIC (The South African Banking Risk Information Centre) would like to allay any fears that bank clients may have about contactless bank cards or “tap & go”, in the wake Read More →

Samsung Pay – Early Access Available in South Africa

The first on the continent to access Samsung Pay, South Africans will be able to enjoy this highly innovative, safer, simpler payment method that works anywhere. Staying true to Samsung’s legacy Read More →

Pay@Pep Allows Customers to Pay for Flights in Pep Stores Nationwide

Travelstart and Pep have partnered to deliver a service that enables customers to pay for flights in more than 600 Pep stores nationwide. Named Pay@Pep, the partnership will make it Read More →

Nedbank Money App Enables All QR Scan-to-Pay Services

Mastercard and Entersekt have collaborated to enable Nedbank’s customers to make QR payments to Masterpass, Pay@, SnapScan, and Zapper merchants and billers through the Nedbank Money app, whether they are Read More →

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