KongaPay at House of Lords, London, signs historic partnership with Bibimoney

KongaPay, a frontline mobile money platform and a member of the Konga Group, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, has signed a landmark deal with Bibimoney, a UK-based industry leader to expand access to financial inclusion for many in Nigeria, while also raising standards in the Fintech ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond. The iconic partnership was

Ecommerce, Payments and Realising the Potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area – PayU

What are the realities facing Africa’s boldest growth opportunity? After six years of planning, strategy and coordination, and now just 16 months since its inception, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has the weight of the continent resting on its shoulders. AfCFTA will cover a market of 1.3 billion people and a gross domestic

Entersekt Partners with Capitec Bank to boost Security and Reduce Friction for E-commerce Transactions

Entersekt integrates NuData Security’s behavioural analytics intelligence into its EMV 3-D Secure solution to provide Capitec customers with real-time risk-based authentication for online purchases Entersekt, a global leader in device identity and authentication solutions, today announced that Capitec Bank has implemented its innovative EMV 3-D Secure solution that boosts the security of e-commerce payments, while

PAYM8 | AI and M2M take South African Payments and E-commerce to New Heights

While AI and Machine to Machine (M2M) technology are nothing new, they are being deployed with greater speed and efficiency, and in more contexts within the South African payments and e-commerce environment. According to Andrew Springate, CEO of tech and financial gateway service provider PAYM8, the real potential of these technologies is just starting to

Fintech Introduces New Online Payment Gateway for Small Businesses

In 2020, the South African e-commerce market grew by 66% and is now expected to be valued at R225 billion by 2025. As small businesses make the move into digital commerce, so begins the search for online payment methods that can offer security and reliability at a rate that maintains realistic profit margins. Now, financial

Financial Inclusion on the Agenda as Mukuru Card Customers Can Now Make Online Purchases

Mukuru, one of the largest remittance companies in Africa and a leading next generation financial services platform, has announced that its Mukuru Card has been activated for online purchases in South Africa, allowing holders of the card to take part in the eCommerce revolution even if they don’t hold traditional bank accounts. Mukuru CEO Andy

SlipMate Offers First Mastercard Corporate Prepaid Cards for E-Commerce

South African expense management solution SlipMate has announced that it has enabled e-commerce functionality for its Mastercard corporate prepaid cards, a first-of-its-kind integration for the South African market. SlipMate is an intelligent expense management solution designed by Innervation Rewards that enables South African companies to reconcile employees’ corporate expenses from their Mastercard prepaid corporate card,

Black Friday: More South Africans Shop with Less Money

New patterns emerge as online shopping evolves PayU, the emerging market payments leader, reveals that everything from the late-night shopping frenzy, to payment methods, to basket size has changed when it comes to Black Friday. Despite a significant increase of 30 percent in transaction volumes compared to last year, the total spend for the day

ACI Secure eCommerce Wins Best Online Payment Solution at London Payments Awards

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time payments and digital payment software, has been recognized as the winner in the Best Online Payment Solution – Merchant category for its ACI Secure eCommerce solution at last night’s UK Payments Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. The Awards recognize and celebrate companies that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the

PayFast Launches Second Ecommerce Performance Index

South Africa’s retail sector has entered the age of ecommerce, with total online retail sales expected to reach R42-billion by the end of 2021. From the rise of contactless payments to the boom in social commerce, the pandemic has significantly altered consumer expectations when it comes to making purchases online. To unpack the major trends