SASSA Launches Online Grant Application Portal

As from Monday, 14 September 2020 social grant applicants will be able to apply for certain social grants online. The pilot project will at this stage cover the Child Support, Read More →

Mastercard, Zimswitch Partnership Set to Drive Digital Transformation of the Payments Sector in Zimbabwe

Mastercard and Zimswitch, Zimbabwe’s national payment switch, have announced a partnership agreement to enable the modernization of Zimbabwe’s payment infrastructure, using Mastercard’s technology, products and services. This partnership will further support Read More →

UnionPay International Partners with Vista Group to Accelerate Digital Transformation across West Africa

UnionPay International (UPI) and Vista Group, jointly announced a strategic partnership to accelerate acquiring and issuing UnionPay cards in West Africa. Vista Group is a challenger bank building itself into Read More →

Halo Set to Boost Financial Inclusion

Synthesis, an innovative software and consulting company, has announced the launch of Halo, the tap-on-phone contactless payment solution. Halo is the first of its kind in Africa and allows any Read More →

Mastercard Launches Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Testing Platform

With the global economy racing to embrace digital payments, central banks also are looking to the future and investigating how to support innovation while maintaining monetary policy and financial Read More →

Entersekt Rolls out Behavioural Analytics for Real-Time Risk Scoring with NuData Security

Partnership promises frictionless access and transacting, reinforcing customer loyalty and boosting revenue. Entersekt, a leader in device identity and omnichannel authentication, has announced a partnership with NuData Security, a Mastercard company. Read More →

UnionPay International Partners with Interswitch East Africa (Kenya) Ltd to Accelerate Payment Digitalization

UnionPay International (UPI) and Interswitch East Africa (Kenya) Limited announced their partnership today, confirming Interswitch becomes a Third-Party Service Provider (TPSP) for UnionPay International in East Africa. The partnership supports the Read More →

First for AccèsBanque Madagascar – Direct Connected POS Devices to the UnionPay Network

The UnionPay International (UPI) and AccèsBanque Madagascar (ABM) partnership concluded April 2019, resulted in ABM pioneering the first domestic UnionPay card issuance in Madagascar. The bank followed this major milestone Read More →

SASSA Opens Window for Payment Method Change

SASSA will once again open its system for approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the special COVID-19 SRD grant. The window period is scheduled for Monday Read More →

UnionPay International Partners with GIMAC to Grow Financial Inclusion and Digital Transformation in the Region

UnionPay International (UPI), the world’s largest payment network in terms of card issuance, has concluded a strategic partnership with GIMAC (Groupement Interbancaire Monétique de l’Afrique Centrale), through which the two Read More →

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