Online Transactions – Public Key ICT Infrastructure for Kenya

The government through the Kenya ICT board, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and Directorate of E-government, held a forum with stakeholders to sensitise them on what it will take to secure online transactions. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), is the national system that the government is implementing to provide digital certification services. Through the Public Key

Silvertree Capital Invests in Nigerian E-Commerce Retail Companies

Cape Town based Silvertree Capital an Africa-focused business builder and venture capital investor, has recently invested in two of Nigeria’s largest e-commerce sites, Sunglasses.com.ng and Glamour.com.ng. Both of these leading e-commerce sites offer a broad range of top consumer brands to the burgeoning online shopping market and have a free delivery charge throughout the country.

Ogone Unveils its Next Generation Online Payment Fraud Protection Tool

Ogone, a leading global online payment services specialist, has upgraded its online payment fraud protection package with the latest detection technology tools and launched a new product, Ogone Fraud Expert™. Merchants are being offered improved protection against online fraudsters which features the added benefit of helping those merchants increase their online payment revenues by reducing

MasterCard and Kount Join Forces to Help US Merchants Fight e-Commerce Fraud

MasterCard Worldwide and Kount, a leading provider of fraud prevention and management technology in the US, announced an agreement to make MasterCard’s Expert Monitoring Fraud Scoring for Merchants available to Kount and its merchant customers. MasterCard’s Expert Monitoring Fraud Scoring for Merchants Application Programming Interface (API) improves an online merchant’s ability to detect and prevent

Global Online Payment Methods Report Released

Online and mobile payments are increasing globally, with new channels emerging. The recent “Global Online Payment Methods 2013 – First Half 2013” report by Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com provides information about the worldwide movement toward online and mobile purchase transactions. The report is based on recently published information from a variety of sources and

CashU Warns Customers of Urausy Trojan Virus

CashU, a payment service provider focussing on internet payments in Middle East and North Africa urges its customers to be aware of a virus that is distributed by the Urausy Trojan.   CashU released a warning to its customers on Facebook stating that the virus targets users who speak Arabic languages, especially as the infection makes

DataCash and Redecard Launch eCommerce Solution in Brazil

Global payments solution provider, DataCash, a MasterCard company, announced that it is partnering with Redecard to provide E-commerce Redecard, a payment solution for merchants across the entire Brazilian market. Redecard is a subsidiary of Itaú, the largest bank in Latin America and one of the largest banks globally. Itaú employs over 96,000 people and has

2013 International Card Not Present Award Winners Revealed

The CNP Expo is an annual event which addresses the challenges around card not present payments and is a meeting place for merchants, banks, processors, anti-fraud software providers, legal experts, alternative payment providers, card networks and others to learn how to leverage CNP payments in an increasingly multi-channel retail sales environment. At this year’s Expo, held in

Amazon Launches Virtual Currency for Kindle Fire Customers

Amazon has announced that customers can now use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. To celebrate the launch, existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S. have had 500 free Coins—a $5 value—deposited into their Amazon accounts. For customers, Amazon Coins is an

British Council Nigeria Launches Online Payments for IELTS Tests

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The British Council announced the launch of a new online payment system for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests in Nigeria. Users can now pay online using their Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards. IELTS is the world’s most popular English test and is accepted by over 6,000 organizations in 135 countries. Over one