Bank of Nambia Launches Financial Industry Cybersecurity Council

The country’s first-ever Financial Industry Cybersecurity Council was officially launched yesterday by the Bank of Namibia and the financial industry. The Council’s purpose is to provide a productive forum for the banking and non-banking financial sector to foster conversations and develop tactical strategies to combat cyberfraud within the industry. The Council’s objectives include examining problems

Following Increased Black Friday Activity in 2021, Customer Spend Set to Grow Throughout November

Absa processed over R60 billion worth of transactions last Black Friday, a trend which is expected to continue this year. As the first Black Friday falling outside of lockdown restrictions in two years, Absa anticipates further growth in debit and credit card spend as one of South Africa’s busiest shopping periods approaches. “Following a record

Bank of Nambia Warns of 419 Scams Targeting Public Figures

The Bank of Namibia has noted with concern an increasing number of scammers seeking unsolicited financial assistance from Namibians to finance the country’s developmental agenda targeting senior public figures including politicians and civil servants. These scams are known as ‘419 scams’, popularly known to trick victims into paying a certain amount of money to fraudsters

SWIFT Tackles Major Friction in Securities Industry with First End-to-End View of Post-Trade Processing

SWIFT today announces the successful pilot of SWIFT Securities View, a new capability that significantly increases transparency in post-trade processing and helps prevent costly settlement fails. The new service, which will be available for broad adoption in 2023, addresses one of the biggest challenges in the securities industry. The lack of visibility after a securities

How Behavioural Biometrics Can Protect Organisations and Their Customers Against Fraud

The rapid rise in digitisation, self-service onboarding and faster payments has left many banks, financial institutions and their customers at risk from fraudsters and cybercriminals. While many fraud- and risk-management measures severely hamper customer experience, MoData’s AI-driven Behavioural Biometrics platform ensures that the customer experience remains seamless while delivering advanced fraud protection. It does this

Introducing the New PCI SSC Mobile App 

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new mobile app. The PCI SSC mobile app allows for more direct engagement with payment industry stakeholders, including instant notification of Council news and announcements, and easier access to important resources. PCI SSC launched its mobile app as a new

Mastercard Collaborates to Bring Google Pay to South Africa

Quick and convenient addition to the payment ecosystem allows users to securely pay with Android phones or supported Wear OS device Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has collaborated to launch Google Pay in South Africa. Cardholders can conveniently and securely tap to pay with their Android phones or supported Wear

Entersekt and Capitec Protect Samsung Pay Users Against Sim-Swap Fraud

Capitec customers now enjoy added protection when using Samsung Pay thanks to Entersekt’s SIM age validation capability, also known as MNO (Mobile Network Operator) Authentication. The silent risk signal, which recognises if a SIM card has recently been swapped, helps crack down on the concerning rise in local SIM-swap fraud. South Africans have been particularly

PalmPay Launches Wallet Safe Workshop to Improve Payment Security Awareness

According to the NIBSS (Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System), the total number of fraud attempts in Nigeria has grown by 186% from 2019 to 2020 PalmPay, a fintech innovator aims to make digital payment more accessible and flexible, announces the launch of Wallet Safe Workshop, a monthly campaign for payment security awareness training to help customers

One in Ten U.K. Consumers Victim of Payments Fraud – ACI Worldwide Report

Online fraud and digital wallet hacking now account for nearly 20% of U.K. fraud Individuals falling victim to confidence tricks has increased to 12.8% ACI Worldwide calls for a radical rethink of fraud fighting strategies and industry-wide collaboration More than one in ten people in the U.K. (12.1%) have fallen victim to payments fraud in