Colombia Real-Time Payment Platform Replicates Latin America Success in Africa

Established Colombian fintech firm Minka has announced that it plans to repeat the success of its Latin America-based real-time payments system across Africa, accelerating and easing the movement of money across the continent and improving financial inclusion. Minka is a seamless payment network that enables organisations to move money in real-time. It simplifies the movement

Namibians Embrace Cashless Payment App PayPulse

Namibian consumers and merchants are increasingly turning to cashless payment methods as their preferred method of transacting. Since launching in 2018 PayPulse, Standard Bank’s cashless transaction app, has gained significant traction in that market, processing just under a million transactions to the value of N$ 442 million during the period 1 January 2021 to 31

West Africa Set to Unlock the Power of Small Businesses – Standard Bank

Standard Bank’s BCC division driving Africa’s growth one small business at a time Standard Bank’s recently established Business & Commercial Clients (BCC) division is deliberately focused on building a capability ecosystem to support small traders, agribusinesses, emerging manufacturers and entrepreneurs to grow into formal enterprises – or even become national corporates or cross-border multinationals. In

Standard Bank Scoops Awards at SIBOS

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has received a number of industry awards from Global Finance, presented on the side-lines of the annual 2019 SIBOS conference held in London. “We are pleased to have received these awards which serve as recognition of our Africa-focused strategy, and bear testament to our role in continuing

Nearly 4,500 FNB Merchant Terminals to Accept UnionPay Cards in Namibia

First National Bank Namibia has announced today that UnionPay cards are now accepted at all FNB Point of Sale terminals nationwide. “This means that close to 4500 FNB merchant terminals now enabled for UnionPay cardholders around the world to enjoy easy, convenient and secure payment experiences when visiting Namibia, from shopping, dining, to transportation and

Air Namibia Places Trust in Wirecard for Flight Bookings

The national airline of Namibia, Air Namibia, and Wirecard, one of the leading specialists in digital financial technology, are cooperating in the field of payment processing. Air Namibia customers around the world who book via the airline’s website www.airnamibia.com now have the option of paying by Diners/Discover and JCB credit card additionally to Visa and

Direct Pay Online Gains Security Certification in 12 Countries Across Africa

Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) is the first payment service provider (PSP) in Africa to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 certification in 12 African countries. This comes after the successful completion of comprehensive audits in the Group’s global headquarters and all its other markets which include Kenya, Tanzania,

Paratus Telecom and Nomanini Partner to Bring “business in a box” to Namibia

Established Namibian ICT provider, Paratus Telecom, has diversified its offering by launching a new mobile airtime distribution service called “Katiti”. The service runs on Nomanini’s popular cloud-based mobile point of sale platform and is designed to be used by informal traders and budding entrepreneurs. John D’Alton, Managing Director: Namibia, Paratus Telecom, explains: “We wanted to

Old Mutual Launches Innovative Prepaid and Reward Programme In Namibia, Secured by Tranwall Transaction Control

Tranwall Limited, in partnership with Payment Express Mauritius, has successfully completed the implementation of Tranwall Transaction Control for the OMCARD Namibia project. Tranwall Transaction Control enables the OMCARD to empower their cardholders with the ability to secure their cards by using mobile telephony to switch their cards ON or OFF for specific transactions types, such

Old Mutual Launches Innovative Prepaid and Reward Program in Namibia

BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System payment solutions for the financial industry, announces the successful completion of the OMCARD Namibia project. Powered by the SmartVista installation at Payment Express (PEX), Mauritius and in partnership with Bank Windhoek, the OMCARD from Old Mutual provides customers in Namibia with a unique set of features