More partners ditch Facebook’s Libra crypto project

In a blow to Facebook’s ambitions, major payment companies including MasterCard and Visa have quit the group behind the project.

Jun 21, 2019

Visa in digital payments push in Africa

The company sets sights on moving the continent from cash to electronic transactions.

Apr 9, 2019

Visa leads $170m funding in African fintech firm

With the investment in Branch, Visa wants to bring financial access to billions of people still unreached by banks.

Mar 20, 2019

People more open to innovations in transport tech

A study by Visa and Stanford University finds 50% of people would use more public transport if the associated technology were improved.


Only 4% of South Africans are regular online shoppers

The Online Retail in South Africa 2019 study shows that while online retail is growing in SA, it is still only a small part of total retail revenue.

Jul 23, 2018

Two SA start-ups are Visa Everywhere Initiative finalists

Local start-ups Howler and FinChatBot make it to the final round of Visa's Everywhere Initiative.

Jun 4, 2018

Visa Announces Fast-Track Access to its Network and $100m Investment for European FinTechs

Visa today announced two new programs designed to support European FinTechs who are developing the next generation of digital payment solutions.


Joburg wants to be a cashless city

The city aims to collect about 60% of its revenue from digital payments.

Feb 6, 2018

SA consumers ready to say goodbye to passwords

A Visa survey reveals more local consumers are interested in using biometric authentication as an alternative to traditional passwords.

Jan 9, 2018

Surge expected in QR code coupons

According Juniper research, 1 billion mobile devices will access coupons through QR codes by 2022.

Oct 11, 2017

Future tech on display at GITEX

Responsive robots, concept cars, flying taxies and blockchain use cases wowed visitors to the World Trade Centre in Dubai this week.


Ecobank introduces QR code mobile payment service

The financial institution partners with Visa to introduce a QR code mobile payment solution across 33 African countries.

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