Mastercard New Payments Index 2022: Consumers in Morocco Embrace Digital Payments

75% of consumers in Morocco have used at least one emerging payment method in the last year, with usage expected to increase further Adoption of biometrics, Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), open banking and account-to-account payments are anticipated to continue accelerating Gen Z and Millennials are leveraging more digital payment methods and are more open

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

Mobile is Transforming Bill Payment Habits of All Age Groups – Bi-Annual ACI Speedpay Pulse Survey

Mobile bill pay brings daily lifestyle convenience for younger generations and is prompting older generations to change lifelong habits Mobile has emerged as the catalyst for continual change, with consumers across generations rapidly switching and using this channel to pay bills, according to the bi-annual (1H) 2022 ACI Speedpay Pulse consumer survey. ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:

National Bank of Bahrain Signs an Extended Partnership with Mastercard to Enhance Portfolio Through New Premium Offerings

Seven-year partnership will see NBB issue a range of debit, credit, prepaid cards and unique loyalty solutions to complement existing comprehensive offerings with Mastercard. Collaboration includes launch of highest tier cards targeted at UHNWI offering Priceless experiences The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), and global technology company Mastercard have announced a strategic seven-year partnership to

One in Ten U.K. Consumers Victim of Payments Fraud – ACI Worldwide Report

Online fraud and digital wallet hacking now account for nearly 20% of U.K. fraud Individuals falling victim to confidence tricks has increased to 12.8% ACI Worldwide calls for a radical rethink of fraud fighting strategies and industry-wide collaboration More than one in ten people in the U.K. (12.1%) have fallen victim to payments fraud in

Nigeria’s Economy Reaps Benefits of Real-Time Payments and Digital Banking Transformation – US$6 Billion of Additional GDP Growth Forecast by 2026 – ACI Worldwide Report

Nigeria is Africa’s undisputed real-time payments and digital payments leader, recording 3.7 billion real-time transactions in 2021 and ranking sixth in the league table of the world’s most developed real-time payments markets, according to the third edition of ACI’s Prime Time for Real-Time report The widespread uptake of new digital and real-time payment services helped

Oromia Bank selects CR2’s BankWorld to Advance their Digital Banking Transformation Strategy in Ethiopia

The official contract signing ceremony took place in The Sheraton Addis, with key company executives present to witness this landmark occasion. CR2’s digital banking platform – BankWorld – will enable Oromia Bank to enhance and improve their customer’s retail and corporate digital banking and payments experience and position Oromia Bank as one of the leading

Standard Bank Aims to Ignite East African Business Growth

Standard Bank believes that the right capital and capacity interventions now will set East Africa on a sustainable path to prosperity, including the very real possibility of becoming middle-income economies within a generation.  In line with the Group’s purpose of driving Africa’s growth, the emergence, proliferation, and expansion of small and medium businesses in East

Absa Bank Kenya, Visa partner to launch Domestic and Cross-Border Remittance Service

Absa Bank Kenya has partnered with global payments technology platform Visa to launch a domestic and cross-border remittance service that will allow seamless person-to-person money transfers and persons-to-businesses payments via the Visa Global network. The Absa Visa Send Money, a first-of-its-kind market solution, will allow Absa debit and credit cardholders to transfer funds from their

Seamless, Speedy and Secure: The Lowdown on Halo Dot

We live in a world where ease and speed are expected – our impatience grows stronger every day. This doesn’t stem from a sense of entitlement but is a product of constant evolution and innovation. This applies especially to making payments. Halo Dot is a ‘game-changer, sale maker’ that makes contactless card payments more accessible,