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15 Oct

mojaPay releases superApp targeted at unbanked, underbanked customers

The financial products and services app is primarily targeted at people and businesses in the townships and rural areas.

Aug 30, 2021

Fintech start-up Ukheshe in Asia-Pacific expansion drive

The start-up company enters a new partnership with global next-generation card solutions and digital security company, dzcard.

Aug 24, 2021

Women entrepreneurs overtake men in fintech adoption

Around 81% of surveyed MEA female entrepreneurs adopt digital payment solutions, in comparison to 68% of their male counterparts.

Aug 20, 2021

Digital wallets give rise to African ‘super apps’

Across the continent, digital wallets have evolved into so-called super apps, which have diversified beyond money management, says Omdia.

Aug 13, 2021

The perfect storm for alternative payment solutions

A confluence of civil unrest, record unemployment and the pandemic creates ideal conditions in SA for the flexible, convenient and transparent buy now pay later movement.


Sub-Saharan Africa is next frontier for digital payments

With only 10% of payments currently digital, Sub-Saharan Africa has a tremendous window of opportunity for digital payments growth, say industry insiders.

Jun 10, 2021

Three countries drive Sub-Saharan Africa’s e-commerce boom

Research by financial services firm Visa reveals SA, Nigeria and Kenya as the top drivers of e-commerce volumes in the region.

May 7, 2021

South African consumers’ appetite for digital payments takes off

Mastercard says 95% of surveyed SA consumers are considering emerging payments, such as digital currencies, biometrics, contactless or QR code, in the next year.

Apr 28, 2021

Fintech app usage climbs amid digital boom

Financial technology app usage jumps 61% year-on-year, amid the skyrocketing demand for digital payments prompted by the pandemic.

Apr 28, 2021

Absa introduces QR payments

The bank’s customers can now scan any QR code in the market and Absa will process payments without the need to download any other service provider apps.

Apr 12, 2021

The evolution of payments – where small businesses can succeed

SimplyBlu from Standard Bank allows companies to take their business online with a customisable e-commerce Web site that offers secure payment options.

Apr 7, 2021

Mastercard, Uber drive digital payment acceptance

The companies extend their long-standing partnership to boost digital payments and advance financial inclusion across the Middle East and Africa.

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