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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa...

18 Apr 2017

New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia...

18 Apr 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

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

CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers...

14 Feb 2017

Social media sentiment shows why customer expectations matter

Brands that fail to meet customers' high expectations may see their market share slide. Marketing is a multi-billion rand exercise in setting expectations...

By JP Kloppers 8 Dec 2016

Standard brings business together in West Africa

Standard Bank's ambition to position itself as the go-to bank for businesses in Africa was underscored at the group's intra-Africa business conference in Ghana on Tuesday - the second meeting of its kind in 2016...

6 Oct 2016

Gamification could drive digital payment

Gamification could be used to drive financial literacy in SA where education remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of digital payment technology, Mark Elliott, president of MasterCard in SA, said on Tuesday...

By Hanna Ziady 29 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 188: ClickFX discusses personal Forex transfers

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Richard Beddow...

8 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 188: ClickFX, SA's first online solution to personal Forex transfers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 8 September 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Richard Beddow...

7 Sep 2016

UnionPay International signs strategic memorandum of understanding with GIM-UEMOA

A partnership between UnionPay International and GIM-UEMOA will see GIM-UEMOA become an UPI acquirer and processing service provider to financial institutions in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, UEMOA zone...

Issued by UnionPay International 21 Jul 2016

Barclays in an orderly retreat from Africa

Barclay's Plc's retreat from Africa is not a "sudden divorce" that will leave subsidiary Barclays Africa and its operations picking up the pieces...

12 Jul 2016

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International

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

28 Apr 2017

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

28 Apr 2017

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

28 Apr 2017

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

26 Apr 2017

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