Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?[Danette Breitenbach] 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...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Andy Walker
SOUTH AFRICA
Samsung Pay is now available in South Africa

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[Andy Walker] Samsung Pay is now officially available and live in South Africa...

Posted 9 months ago | Like (1)
Andy Walker
SOUTH AFRICA
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch[Andy Walker] Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda[Tom Jackson] Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru...

Posted 12 months ago | Like
Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
SA payments startup Yoco to expand across Africa

SA payments startup Yoco to expand across Africa[Tom Jackson] South African payments startup Yoco is to launch in test markets in East and West Africa by the end of next year on the back of strong growth at home...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
Yoco raises funding for expansion

Yoco's CEO Katlego Maphai
Yoco's CEO Katlego Maphai
[Tom Jackson] South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
Peach Payments, Callpay launch EFT payment system for SA e-commerce

Peach Payments, Callpay launch EFT payment system for SA e-commerce[Tom Jackson] South African mobile payments startup Peach Payments has partnered secure payments solution Callpay to provide automated electronic fund transfers...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Julia Ahlfeldt
SOUTH AFRICA
Are consumers checking out of traditional retail?

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[Julia Ahlfeldt] Poor performance over the festive season suggests shoppers are spending elsewhere...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Morné Stoltz
SOUTH AFRICA
Pop-up and prosper

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[Morné Stoltz] With retail space becoming ever more expensive and the viability of long-term tenancy no longer what it was, the traditional shopping environment is undergoing a huge shift as retailers look to capitalise on the growing popularity of pop-up shops...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Kyle Rozendo
SOUTH AFRICA
Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

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[Kyle Rozendo] Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Ajay Bhalla
SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

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[Ajay Bhalla] Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Victor de Kock
SOUTH AFRICA
Retailers need to accept that omni-channel buying is growing rapidly

Retailers need to accept that omni-channel buying is growing rapidly
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[Victor de Kock] Today's customers hop from researching products on their smartphones to viewing them in-store to ordering online without missing a beat. Technology today touches nearly every aspect of consumers' buying decisions, from researching which product to buy to paying for it...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#CommerceMonth: PayU's newly appointed CEO plans to build on local opportunities

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Mario Shiliashki
[Jessica Tennant] "There's a massive opportunity in front of us," says Mario Shiliashki, who recently joined Naspers-owned PayU as CEO of its EMEA business...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Johan Moolman
SOUTH AFRICA
How to make rewards programmes work for you

How to make rewards programmes work for you
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[Johan Moolman] There's no doubt that rewards programmes can add value to your life: from a free smoothie every few weeks, to upgrading your flights to business class. But to really max out your benefits, eBucks Rewards has the following tips and tricks.

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Davina Myburgh
SOUTH AFRICA
Relevant insight helps optimise efficiency at every stage of the customer credit lifecycle

Relevant insight helps optimise efficiency at every stage of the customer credit lifecycle
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[Davina Myburgh] Customers are the heart of any business and acquiring and retaining them forms an essential function for profitability and sustainability...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Dries Badenhorst
SOUTH AFRICA
[In conversation with] Brett van Aswegen

[In conversation with] Brett van Aswegen[Dries Badenhorst] In his twenties, Brett was in a junior position at the Edcon Group when he told his peers that he was going to be a director of a listed company by the age of 35. Although they scoffed at this declaration, he was not deterred, and achieved his goal at 31...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Aki Kalliatakis
SOUTH AFRICA
From Christmas to crisis for consumers

From Christmas to crisis for consumers[Aki Kalliatakis] President Zuma may refer to challenges but as petrol, electricity and food costs go up and wages failed to match inflation, consumers and small businesses had better go into crisis mode....

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Howard Moodycliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
Switching on mobile wallets in South Africa retailing

Switching on mobile wallets in South Africa retailing[Howard Moodycliffe] The biggest obstacle to making a mobile phone a wallet has always been the sheer complexity of electronic transactions. However, new technology is bringing this dream closer to reality.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Rico Schacherl
[Funny Business] Bullish

[Funny Business] Bullish[Rico Schacherl]

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Anton Ressel
SOUTH AFRICA
No shortage of money

Anton Ressel[Anton Ressel] Why is accessing finance such a challenge for most SA businesses? A recent snap survey by enterprise development specialists Fetola, showed that 93% of small businesses are uncertain about where and how to access finance.

Posted 6 years ago | Like