Southern Africa

Standard Bank | 5 Advantages of an International Debit Card

Written by Head: SA Distribution for International Personal Banking at Standard Bank Spending in another currency can get expensive and complicated. Not all South African cards are accepted abroad, and those that Read More →

New Payments System Set to Shake Up SA’s Banking Industry

A major change is coming to South Africa’s banking and payments sector. Known as the Rapid Payment Programme (RPP), this evolutionary banking concept aims to create a simpler, safer instant Read More →

Standard Bank Streamlines Compliance Reporting

Synthesis combines RegTech experience and AWS to deliver Compliance Solutions to Standard Bank. Good Governance means adhering to all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. In practice, these processes are Read More →

FSS report | Trends Shaping the Future of Prepaid Issuance

The Global Prepaid Card Market size was valued at USD 2.01 trillion in 2019 and is predicted to reach USD 18.47 trillion by 2030, with a CAGR of 22.5% from Read More →

Standard Bank and iiDENTIFii Bring Virtual Identification Capabilities to Corporates

Standard Bank Group is proud to announce a new partnership with South African based technology company, iiDENTIFii. Following the launch of the group’s OneHub platform, this partnership will enable corporate Read More →

SADC Banking Association | How Mobile and Innovative Financial Service Solutions can Shape Resilient Societies across Africa

How Mobile and Innovative Financial Service Solutions can shape resilient societies across Africa by acting as a catalyst of financial inclusion and entrepreneurship

Author: Pat Adams SADC Banking Association Developing financial resilience Read More →

SARB Commences Feasibility Study for a General-purpose Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has embarked on a study to investigate the feasibility, desirability and appropriateness of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as electronic legal tender, for Read More →

Customers Can Now Pay Small Businesses Via WhatsApp

Nedbank, in collaboration with Mastercard and Ukheshe, has launched Money Message, a new payment platform that lets small and microbusinesses conveniently receive secure in-chat payments from their customers via WhatsApp. A Read More →

Netcash | How to Get Paid Faster By Making Bill Payments Easier for Customers

By Paul Adant, Solutions Architect at Netcash As South Africa’s payment system sunsets cheques and accelerates its move away from cash, consumers and businesses are looking for convenient and simple instruments Read More →

Standard Bank | After a Cautious Start, Africa’s Policymakers Should Accelerate the Implementation and Adoption of AfCFTA

By: Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group Africa’s policymakers need to ensure that the momentum behind the African Continental Free-trade Area (AfCFTA) is not lost following the trading Read More →

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