Quick response (QR) codes have become part of everyday life in recent years. From leaflets and billboards to menus and product packaging, they’re everywhere and easy to use. Compared to other forms of payment, particularly cash, QR codes significantly reduce the risk of theft or loss, as they eliminate the need to carry physical money.
Global payment company Paycorp has unveiled CryptoExpress, an app designed to simplify the conversion of cryptocurrencies to cash for South Africans. The CryptoExpress app seamlessly integrates with users’ crypto wallets, enabling them to effortlessly withdraw their cryptocurrency as cash at more than 3,000 crypto-enabled Cash Express ATMs across South Africa. Cash Express ATMs are operated
By Bernard van Der Merwe, Information Security Officer at Ecentric Payment Systems The only way to combat the increasing cost of cyberattacks, and the reputational threat that comes with them, is to have solid, internationally accredited, security measures in place as well as going above and beyond these requirements, writes Bernard van Der Merwe, Information
Fintech enablement company Direct Transact has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Visa, which will open up an array of multi-currency opportunities for banks, fintechs and businesses in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region. Direct Transact (DT) has long been one of the largest Visa processors in the CEMEA region and
Entersekt has announced a one-call, real-time API that will enable banks to automate cardholder updates and close the gap on e-commerce payment card fraud. With RealSync, the real-time API, card-issuing banks can now immediately act if a customer reports a credit card lost or stolen, to prevent them falling victim to online fraud. Additionally, the
Visa and Swift today announced a collaboration to streamline international business-to-business (B2B) payments by strengthening connectivity between their networks that move trillions in value globally. Working together, the organizations aim to provide financial institutions and their customers with more choice when sending money across borders, while improving the end-to-end speed and transparency of their transactions.
First Capital Bank, a subsidiary of FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH), has released their 2023 interim results which reflect sustainable growth within their business operations. The Bank’s performance shows their agility, in the face of a challenging macroeconomic environment, supported by a sustainable banking model that continues to create shareholder value. The Bank posted an adjusted
Amidst a tough operating global macro environment characterized by stubbornly sticky high inflation, high interest rates, volatile exchange rates and devaluation of emerging economies currencies, Equity Group has announced 2023 half year results that reflect resilience. The Group registered a funding growth of 23% driven by 21% growth in customer deposits and 29% growth in
Financial Software & Systems Pvt Ltd (FSS), a globally leading provider of payments technology solutions has announced the launch of ‘BLAZE’, an advanced payments technology platform, designed to meet the diverse needs of banks and financial institutions. Using BLAZE architecture, for instance, the FSS Payment Gateway can process more than 5000 transactions per second. BLAZE
Leading tech and financial gateway service provider PAYM8, announced the expansion of its e-commerce offering. This comes in response to the South African e-commerce market’s projected growth of 11.89% in the next five years, reaching a market volume of US$9.97 billion, roughly R75 billion, by 2027. As consumers increasingly value the convenience, time savings, and