Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences
Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences

For Valentine's Day, South Africans spend more on romantic experiences like travel and dining out rather than traditional gifts. This is according to the latest Mastercard Love Index...

14 Feb 2019

Mike Brown, Nedbank CEO and Vuyani Jarana, CEO: SAA
Nedbank, SAA expand Voyager Mile programme to cheque cards

Nedbank customers can now earn South African Airways (SAA) with every swipe of their cheque card...

14 Feb 2019

Scaling e-commerce in Africa
Scaling e-commerce in Africa

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent...

By Dean McCoubrey 13 Feb 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

Transactional sector is about to be transformed
Transactional sector is about to be transformed

This year will be a big one for the next-generation transactional sector, with disruption increasingly coming to market and long-standing challenges being overcome...

7 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app
FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app

FNB has introduced QR code payments for consumers and sole proprietor businesses via the FNB Banking App...

23 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

Evolving from banking to bAInking
Evolving from banking to bAInking

Banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to customers' demand for an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience...

By Vishal Barapatre 9 Jan 2019

Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app
Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app

Virgin Money customers can now use its digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app, Virgin Money Spot, to pay for goods and services from a growing list of South African retailers...

8 Jan 2019

Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season
Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types...

18 Dec 2018

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home
Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home...

By Bernard Chiguvare 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?
Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?

Retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa are gearing up to make the most of 2018's festive season...

12 Dec 2018

No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'
No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

Faced with a glut of children's toys at home, more and more parents are presenting gift cards in lieu of presents...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards
DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces all your traditional barcoded cards using a single app...

Issued by DigiSwipe 28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs
Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters
Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters

As members of the public, and companies alike, turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Nov 2018

A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA
A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA

SA's e-commerce will once again get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues...

21 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year...

By Daniel Logan 8 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development manager, financial services at Wipro Limited
Partnering up: The only way forward for banks and fintechs

Local fintech players are carving out a sizeable chunk of the financial space with mobile money, social lending, bitcoin wallets, mobile card acquiring...

By Felix Antonysamy 31 Oct 2018

Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards
Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards

Insurance provider Momentum has launched Multiply Money, a new functionality of its Multiply by Momentum platform that enables members to earn cash by doing everyday activities...

26 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience
Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience

In today's competitive market, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores. Smart use of technology offers one way to differentiate themselves from the competition...

16 Oct 2018

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