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UnionPay International and eLipa Expand Online Payment Services to Support Consumers and Merchants

UnionPay International (UPI), the card scheme with the world’s largest cardholder base, has responded to the global fight against COVID-19 by working with its partners to increase consumer access to Read More →

Ecobank Nigeria Extends Zero Charge for Digital Money Transfers

Ecobank has extended its zero-charge fee for digital money transfers below N5,000 till the end of September this year. In addition to the free USSD session fee currently enjoyed by Read More →

Visa and TerraPay Partner to Drive Domestic Remittances

Both companies will work together to drive real-time digital remittances, interoperability, financial inclusion and drive adoption of cashless payments.

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company and Visa have announced Read More →

Ecobank Group and JA Africa Partner to Promote Financial Literacy Skills among Africa’s youth

The partnership will undertake a campaign which will tap into JA’s vast online community, comprising over one million young social media followers spread across Africa Junior Achievement (JA) Africa and Ecobank Read More →

Report Reveals the Six Fintech Innovations that will Boost the ‘Financial Health’ of MENA’s Disadvantaged Groups

A report endorsed by MetLife Foundation identifies the six types of innovation with the greatest potential to improve the financial wellbeing and inclusion of marginalised communities in MENA. The report by Read More →

Mastercard Research Shows Surge in Digital Payments as E-commerce Reaches New Heights Around the World

Study shows consumers worldwide opting for touch-free, secure and seamless ways to pay The way we shop is changing. With constraints imposed on our daily lives due to COVID-19, Read More →

Ericsson Mobile Money: Enabler of Financial Inclusion and Development in Africa

By Hossam Kandeel, Country Manager of Ericsson Angola As the world grapples with COVID-19 health crisis, more desire for all forms of contactless payments is on the rise to avoid infections Read More →

Visa Launches New ‘Where You Shop Matters’ Initiative to Support Small Businesses in Kenya

  • Initiative comes as new study finds consumers are increasingly embracing ecommerce and digital payments over cash and cheque.
  • Study finds consumers are considerably more cautious with 69% avoiding rush Read More →

First National Bank becomes the first bank in South Africa to accept UnionPay Contactless Payment at its SpeedPoint Terminals

First National Bank (FNB) and UnionPay International (UPI) jointly announced today that UnionPay cardholders will be able to make contactless payments with their cards via FNB Speedpoint® terminals at merchants Read More →

Wirecard CEO Arrested, Announces Another Delay in Publishing Financials Due to Missing $2,1 Billion

Wirecard AG's auditor Ernst & Young informed Wirecard that no sufficient audit evidence could be obtained so far of cash balances on trust accounts to be consolidated in the consolidated Read More →

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