Ukheshe Technologies Leading the race to Perfect Chat Commerce

Chat commerce is undoubtedly the way of the future, according to Pieter de Wet, President Business Development: International Markets at leading pan-African fintech enablement partner Ukheshe Technologies. “Ukheshe’s own Eclipse Chat Commerce solution offers everything a business needs – not only now, but also as an organisation grows.” Consumers are making a rapidly increasing portion

Cellulant Recognised as the Best Digital Payment Solutions Provider in Africa at the World Business Outlook Awards 2022

Cellulant and its One-Stop Shop Payments Platform, Tingg, have been recognised as leading payments brands in Africa, providing online and offline payments solutions to businesses, banks and consumers Leading Pan-African Payments Company Cellulant (Cellulant.io) and it’s all-in-one Payments gateway Tingg (Tingg.Africa), have won 4 awards in the just-concluded World Business Outlook Awards; Leading Digital Payment

Equity Group Ranked the 5th Strongest Banking Brand in the World

Equity’s Brand Strength Index (BSI) of 90.8, is only 3.2 basis points away from the strongest banking brand in the world Equity has been assigned a Brand Strength Rating (BSR) of AAA+ on par with the strongest banking brand in the world The Bank is the only new entrant among the top 10 strongest banking

Standard Chartered Appoints Bongiwe Gangeni to Lead Consumer, Private and Business Banking for Africa, Middle East, Europe Region

Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022 Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) has appointed Bongiwe Gangeni as Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking (CPBB), Africa & Middle East, and Europe (AME/E), subject to regulatory approval. Bongiwe will be based in Dubai when she joins the Bank in March 2022. Bongiwe

Dubai First Partners with Mastercard to Launch the First Personalized Mobile Banking Experience in MEA

Mastercard’s experiential customer engagement platform is introduced for the first time in the region with Dubai First The unique program draws from Mastercard’s contextual marketing global capability, adding a gamification component where Dubai First customers can set cashback savings goals towards a future purchase and monitor progress The solution delivers personalized recommendations and allows customers

Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index: 74% of SMEs in Construction and Manufacturing Across Middle East and Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

74% of the region’s small and medium businesses in construction and manufacturing are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index SME confidence levels were highest among businesses in retail, while construction and manufacturing had most businesses forecasting increases to steady revenues Research identified key areas with the greatest potential

Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index: 76% of SMEs in Food, Beverage, Entertainment across Middle East and Africa Optimistic About Future Growth

76% of the region’s small and medium businesses in food, beverage, and entertainment are optimistic about the next 12 months, according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index SME confidence levels in the region were highest among businesses in retail, closely followed by food, beverage, and entertainment sector Research identified key areas with the greatest potential

FSS report | Trends Shaping the Future of Prepaid Issuance

The Global Prepaid Card Market size was valued at USD 2.01 trillion in 2019 and is predicted to reach USD 18.47 trillion by 2030, with a CAGR of 22.5% from 2020-2030. The global prepaid card market is on a strong growth momentum, owing to the growing demand for digital payments and a proliferating e-commerce sector,

68% of Ivorian Consumers are Shopping More Online Since the Start of Pandemic, Reveals Mastercard Study

Clothing (61%), Data top-up (55%) and computer equipment (48%) top the virtual shopping list in Ivory Coast. Top learning experiences include cooking, dancing, learning a language, and mastering DIY projects. Social media has become an integral platform for connecting consumers to online businesses Secure checkout experience recognized as fundamental for online shopping A Mastercard study

Equity Group Holdings Announces the Creation of a Regional Office for Central and Southern Africa Region

The Group is appointing former BCDC Managing Director Yves Cuypers, as its first African Regional Director Appointment signals Group’s continuing plans for expansion across Africa Equity Group Holdings has announced the appointment of Mr. Yves Cuypers as the first Equity Group Holdings Plc Regional Director in charge of the Central and Southern Africa Region. Yves