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The Future of Payments in SA and Africa will be Based on Pragmatism

As we enter the next decade, local and African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it. Read More →

Retail Success in the Experience Economy

By Ian Steyn, Product Executive at Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions Want to succeed in the retail game? Then focus less on the products you sell and more on the experiences Read More →

Tribunal Approves RCS Credit Lender’s Acquisition of Edcon Book Debt

The Tribunal has approved two large merger transactions through which RCS Cards (Pty) Ltd – an unsecured credit lending provider – will acquire a portion of Edcon Limited’s book debt Read More →

South African Fintech in 2020 – What Can We Expect?

By Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and the head of AlphaCode Fintech is rapidly transforming the very essence of global financial services. Here at AlphaCode, Read More →

FNB Expands its QR Code Payments Channels

Following a positive response to FNB’s integrated App-based QR code payments solution from merchants and consumers, the Bank is expanding its ecosystem by adding even more QR code payment channels Read More →

UnionPay Cards Now Accepted at all Makro Stores across South Africa

UnionPay International in partnership with Standard Bank and the food, liquor and general merchandise retailer, Makro, have jointly announced that all 22 Makro stores will be accepting UnionPay cards at Read More →

Financial Inclusion Firmly on Africa’s Agenda

A year since launching, uKheshe, South Africa’s cheapest and most convenient QR cash card and micro transaction platform, has left an indelible imprint on South Africa’s unbanked and underbanked. The Read More →

SWIFT African Regional Conference 2020

We are delighted to announce that the SWIFT African Regional Conference (ARC) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 21-23 April 2020. ARC is an annual event bringing together Read More →

Standard Bank Launches the First SHYFT UnionPay Card to South African and Chinese Clients

While thousands of South Africans travel to China each year for leisure and business purposes, transacting in the country can be a frustrating experience. The limited acceptance of other international Read More →

uKheshe Partners With Mastercard to Bring Mobile Payments to Unbanked South Africans

uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept Read More →

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