Webtickets Expands Operations to Zimbabwe

Webtickets, South Africa’s market leader in integrated online ticketing solutions, has expanded its online ticketing business into Southern Africa owing to demand from clients. It recently started operating in Zimbabwe and one of its biggest ticketing sales events has included the recent 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series one-day international (ODI) cricket tournament, which took place from 25

MasterCard and Ecobank Announce Multi-country Agreement in 28 Sub-Saharan African Countries

Ecobank Transnational Inc. and MasterCard, have announced a multi-country licensing agreement which will provide access to MasterCard’s electronic payments solutions for Ecobank’s customers in a further 23 African countries. The agreement is the culmination of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) originally signed in November 2011, and importantly, enables electronic payments access to more than 60%

ACG Expands ATM Reach in Africa

ACG has inked its second reseller agreement with an African ATM firm. This most recent agreement was made with South Africa’s own TIM Trading. The deal grants TIM Trading with exclusive rights to sell and distribute ACG spare parts in several countries throughout the southern portion of Africa, including: Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa,

Metbank and MasterCard Launch Zimbabwe’s First EMV Payment Cards

Metbank announced at an event held in Harare, that it has collaborated with global payments technology company MasterCard, to introduce Zimbabwe’s first EMV certified debit cards. Metbank will introduce Gold and Standard MasterCard Debit Cards to its customers as well as the MasterCard Business Debit Card that will respond to the needs of corporate customers. The debit

MMU Case Study: Econet Zimbabwe’s Big Mobile Money Ambitions

Econet Wireless’ mobile money service, EcoCash, has jumped off the starting blocks registering 31% of Zimbabwe’s adult population in just 18 months. EcoCash accounts already outnumber all of Zimbabwe’s bank accounts combined. How has EcoCash achieved such early success? They have combined effective operational execution with an unusually high degree of investment and organisational focus.

Zimbabwe’s Cattle Bank Takes Live Deposits

An innovative new banking idea is taking hold in Zimbabwe. At Zimbabwe’s first Cattle Bank you can deposit animals as collateral against cash loans. A large portion of rural Zimbabwe is still unbanked and many people hold their wealth in the cattle they own. The Cattle Bank allows them to get and utilise monetary value