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The future of payment authentication

In a recent paper, delivered at the Seamless Pay Conference in Cape Town, entitled ‘The Future of Authentication', Steven Jackets, examined some of the issues...

18 hours ago

Capitec to acquire 40% stake in Creamfinance for €21m

Banking group Capitec has acquired a 40% interest in international online lending group Creamfinance for €21m...

1 day ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range...

By Tammy Foyn 23 Mar 2017

How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die...

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

HomeChoice increases its revenue despite challenging year

Home-shopping and digital retailer HomeChoice International declared a dividend of 87c per share on Tuesday in the release of its financial statements...

By Matthew Stevens 15 Mar 2017

South African odyssey: Part 2

Mark Mobius' take on the sluggish SA economy and the investment potential of the consumer sector...

By Mark Mobius 13 Mar 2017

Building business around the customer

In an era of rapidly emerging new technologies customers' preferences are deeply interlocked with the use of new digital innovations...

By Peter Alkema 9 Mar 2017

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire...

8 Mar 2017

Franchisees can find relief from tax burdens

When finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced an increase in the top marginal rate of tax by 4%, many wealthy franchisees and small business owners were taken aback...

3 Mar 2017

Yoco raises funding for expansion

South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...

By Tom Jackson 3 Mar 2017

MultiChoice customers can now use Masterpass to pay DStv accounts

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mastercard announced that South African MultiChoice customers can now pay their digital satellite television...

2 Mar 2017

FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers

A draft replacement of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) will enable consumers to opt-out of unwanted SMS communication...

1 Mar 2017

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