New Digital Collections Platform to Spur Growth for Kenyan Businesses

UBA Kenya and Cellulant Kenya launch payments gateway to accelerate adoption of cashless payments The volume of global cashless transactions is set to grow by more than 80% between 2020 and 2025 according to the Payments 2025 & Beyond Report by PWC. In recent years, individuals and businesses alike have adopted digital payments reshaping the

Fiserv to Simplify How Businesses Enable Buy Now, Pay Later

Businesses using Carat or Clover will be able to implement their preferred BNPL providers for in-store and online commerce Affirm will be first BNPL option fully integrated into Carat system for enterprise merchants Businesses of all sizes will be able to simplify the enablement of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) options with streamlined access via

Zapper Merchants can Now Take Card Payments Via Their Mobile Phone

Independent mobile payments, insights, loyalty and rewards platform, Zapper, has announced that their merchants will now be able to accept tap-on-phone payments. The new functionality gives them access to virtually all digital payments without the need for any additional point of sale hardware and irrespective of whether consumers have the Zapper app. “After a successful

Mama Money Accelerates Global Expansion and Appoints New CEO

Cape Town-based fintech Mama Money is growing fast as it expands globally. This year, its cross-border money transfer volumes have more than doubled compared to the previous quarter with the company aiming to double its market share by developing new services as it enters new regions. From 2018 to 2021, the company’s volume increased by

Kenya Bankers Association: Bankers, Payments Firms and Retailers in Drive to Reduce Consumer Exposure to Fraudsters

Consumer education will play a central role in addressing emerging security challenges. During the launch of the Kaa Chonjo! (Be Alert!) card, mobile and online safety awareness campaign, players in the financial, payments and retail sectors highlighted the importance of continuing to empower the public with information on fraud prevention. In his remarks, Kenya Bankers

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

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT and The Clearing House to Deliver Pilot Service for Immediate Cross-Border Payments

Taking the next step towards faster cross-border payments, banks from both sides of the Atlantic are preparing to exchange payments across TCH’s and EBA CLEARING’s real-time payment systems. SWIFT and The Clearing House (TCH) has announced that they plan to launch a pilot service for immediate cross-border (IXB) payments with the support of banks from

SWIFT Broadens Access with New Public Cloud Connectivity through Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure

Streamlines access to financial messaging service while ensuring resiliency and security Public cloud has potential to unlock significant benefits while lowering costs SWIFT has announced that it will enable financial institutions to connect to its network and applications through public cloud providers Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft – a move that will streamline

Tailored Payment Solutions Unlock Growth for Unserved Segments in South Africa

By Barry Williams, Sales & Marketing Head and Clinton Leask, Business Development Lead at Pay@ In 2017, only 35 percent of the African population had access to banking services and this figure was projected to increase to 48 percent in 2022.1 The South African National Payments System (NPS) is regarded as world-class,2 as the banked

Firstbank wins Best Bank in Nigeria and Best Bank in Digital Transformation Nigeria 2022

Nigeria’s premier banking institution and leading financial services inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has won two awards: Best Bank in Nigeria 2022 and Best Banking Digital Transformation Nigeria at the International Investor Awards 2022, a print and online publication that provides insights, news and visual informative pieces with topics ranging from world