Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards Reveals 2024 Winners

Mastercard has announced the winners of the third edition of its Women SME Leaders Awards, celebrating the achievements of women-owned and led businesses across diverse sectors in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region. Launched in 2022, the Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards is the first initiative of its kind to recognize outstanding

Mastercard and Payment24 Collaborate to Boost EMV Adoption in EEMEA’s Fleet Sector

Mastercard and Payment24 are extending their engagement across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) to help bolster security and drive innovation within the fleet and fuel payment industry across the region. The EMV standard, now being implemented in over 80 markets, has dramatically reduced the incidence of counterfeit card fraud associated with magnetic strip

Visa’s Growing Services Business Infused with New AI-Powered Products

Visa, a leader in digital payments, announced continued expansion of its global value-added services business with the addition of three new AI-powered risk and fraud prevention solutions. The new products, part of the end-to-end Visa Protect suite, are designed to reduce fraud across immediate account-to-account and card not present (CNP) payments, as well as transactions

Stanchion Taps Pierre Aurel as New Chief Product Officer

Stanchion Payments, a prominent global provider of payment technology, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Pierre Aurel as its new Chief Product Officer. With a remarkable track record in payment product development and innovation, Pierre brings a wealth of experience to his role in Stanchion’s dynamic and expanding team. Pierre Aurel’s achievements include spearheading

Navigating Quantum Uncertainty in the Payments Industry – Stanchion Payments

The need for organisations to protect themselves against quantum threats to cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important as quantum-computing technology advances. Quantum computers have the potential to break many of the encryption techniques currently used to secure data, and this poses a significant risk to organisations in the payments industry. Understanding Quantum Threats in the Payments

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

Ecobank Wins Coveted Euromoney Award as Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs

Ecobank, the leading pan-African Banking Group, has been named Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) by the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence for the second year running, having also won the accolade in 2022. Jeremy Awori, Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group, said: “This award reflects Ecobank’s absolute commitment to supporting African SMEs

Access Bank Paris Launch to Strengthen Trade and Investment Links Between Africa and Europe

This move will enable Access Bank to expand its operations in Europe, strengthen its international presence, and deepen its relationships with global clients As part of its strategic moves to boost trade and investment between Africa and Europe, Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s biggest financial services institutions, has established a new subsidiary in Paris,

API Standardisation Will Help Leapfrog Innovation Across All Sectors

The growth of application programming interfaces (APIs) continues unabated. However, as new regulations like PSD3 gather momentum, the call for API standardisation could be the next catalyst for an innovation leapfrog. And South African businesses who place designing for developers at the heart of their API projects are the ones most likely to reap the

Ingenico Acquires Phos, Extending its Offer for Merchant Payment Acceptance via Smartphone

The strategic purchase of Phos is a next step in Ingenico’s evolution towards software-driven services, following recent acquisition of Ingenico by the investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (the “Apollo Funds”) in September 2022. Ingenico, the global leader in payments acceptance solutions, announces its acquisition of 100% of Phos, a leading provider