Hello Pay Launches New High-End mPOS Device

Mobile point-of-sale solutions (mPOS) are no longer ‘alternative’ payment solutions – even small vendors who aren’t using this technology, will soon lose out if they don’t adapt. The market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of almost 20 percent between 2021 and 2027, with many merchants not only adding these solutions to

Zapper Merchants can Now Take Card Payments Via Their Mobile Phone

Independent mobile payments, insights, loyalty and rewards platform, Zapper, has announced that their merchants will now be able to accept tap-on-phone payments. The new functionality gives them access to virtually all digital payments without the need for any additional point of sale hardware and irrespective of whether consumers have the Zapper app. “After a successful

Mama Money Accelerates Global Expansion and Appoints New CEO

Cape Town-based fintech Mama Money is growing fast as it expands globally. This year, its cross-border money transfer volumes have more than doubled compared to the previous quarter with the company aiming to double its market share by developing new services as it enters new regions. From 2018 to 2021, the company’s volume increased by

Namibians Embrace Cashless Payment App PayPulse

Namibian consumers and merchants are increasingly turning to cashless payment methods as their preferred method of transacting. Since launching in 2018 PayPulse, Standard Bank’s cashless transaction app, has gained significant traction in that market, processing just under a million transactions to the value of N$ 442 million during the period 1 January 2021 to 31

Entersekt: AI in Payments – it’s Safer for Everyone When Machines Know Us Best

The competitive advantage in modern business relies more and more on the customer experience. With the availability of technologies such as AI, data has become the most valuable asset. AI is turning our online behaviour, and even our common mistakes and typing quirks, into an effective way to keep us safe while making our user

Tailored Payment Solutions Unlock Growth for Unserved Segments in South Africa

By Barry Williams, Sales & Marketing Head and Clinton Leask, Business Development Lead at Pay@ In 2017, only 35 percent of the African population had access to banking services and this figure was projected to increase to 48 percent in 2022.1 The South African National Payments System (NPS) is regarded as world-class,2 as the banked

Divestiture of Standard Chartered Bank Group’s Interest in Zimbabwe

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) wishes to advise the public that, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited has formally advised that the Standard Chartered Bank Group has made a decision to divest of its business interest in Zimbabwe. Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited has advised that the divestiture from some countries in the Middle

BankservAfrica enhances its Cash Service with Intix

BankservAfrica’s Integrated Cash Management System (ICMS) Team introduced an automated transactions monitoring system in March 2022 that will take customer services to the next level. BankservAfrica has partnered with Intix, a global company providing state-of-the-art technology solutions for institutions to gain a full view of financial transactions across data sources and data formats. The BankservAfrica

Suspension of Metbank Zimbabwe from Operating as an Authorised Dealer

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (the Bank) wishes to advise the public that it has, with immediate effect, suspended Metbank Limited from operating as an authorised dealer pending full investigations for breach of Exchange Control regulations relating to trading in foreign currency. Metbank Limited will not be permitted to deal in foreign currency, that is

Ukheshe Technologies Leading the race to Perfect Chat Commerce

Chat commerce is undoubtedly the way of the future, according to Pieter de Wet, President Business Development: International Markets at leading pan-African fintech enablement partner Ukheshe Technologies. “Ukheshe’s own Eclipse Chat Commerce solution offers everything a business needs – not only now, but also as an organisation grows.” Consumers are making a rapidly increasing portion