Southern Africa

Net1 Appoints Lincoln Mali as Southern African CEO

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has appointed Lincoln Mali as Chief Executive Officer of Net1 Southern Africa, a new position for the company. A highly accomplished financial Read More →

PayFast Launches New Funding Service in Partnership with Retail Capital

Online payment gateway, PayFast has launched a new merchant-financing service in partnership with local fintech lender, Retail Capital, called Easy Advance. The service is designed to help merchants leverage short-term Read More →

Zapper Eliminates Need for QR Code on PIN Entry Device for Leading Retailer

Simple and effective solution solving complex and expensive problem QR codes have been a huge hit with smaller traders, especially in the hospitality industry, weekend markets and owner-run businesses. Zapper’s continued Read More →

SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: Technology Evolution: Delivering the New SWIFT Platform

Sending payments across borders requires high levels of collaboration, communication, and trust. And that experience should be as straightforward, simple, and secure as possible. By transforming the SWIFT platform to Read More →

FNB’s eBucks Rewards Programme is Revolutionising Financial Services

The longest running behavioural rewards programme in SA’s banking sector

FNB’s eBucks Rewards programme is South Africa's leading multi-partner rewards programme that has spent the past 20 years driving Read More →

Botswana Savings Bank Goes Digital – BSB selects CR2 to Power its Digital Offering

Botswana Savings Bank (BSB) has selected global leading digital banking provider, CR2, to launch a suite of digital banking channels and payment services.  This will allow BSB to execute their Read More →

New Fintech Brand Launches SA’s First Open Banking Offering

In a positive move for the South African fintech landscape, Spot Money has launched the country’s first Open Banking offering. The move follows the 2020 acquisition of the Virgin Money Read More →

PayFast | Four Digital Payment Trends to Tap Into in 2021

2021 will continue to see the digitisation of payments across various industries including retail, professional services and ecommerce. Online payment gateway, PayFast saw unprecedented growth in industries which previously had Read More →

SWIFT Community Update – Focus on South Africa: SWIFT Strategy – Our Vision for Instant, Frictionless Payments and Securities

Over the next two years and beyond, SWIFT will deliver on an exciting strategic roadmap for and with its global community of 11,000 institutions, expanding SWIFT’s capabilities beyond financial Read More →

Sparking a Trend in ATM Technology and Innovation

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa’s leading independent ATM deployer, won five awards at the tt100 Business Innovations Awards. The company also proudly added the Fintech Award of the 2020 Africa Read More →

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