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SiD Secure EFT doubles its merchant signups and goes live with faster, slicker platform
SiD Secure EFT doubles its merchant signups and goes live with faster, slicker platform

DPO South Africa's SiD Secure EFT has released its new platform sporting a slick new user interface and performing up to 82% faster than previous iterations...

Issued by DPO South Africa 27 Jul 2021

How payment solutions are revolutionising WhatsApp and enhancing CX
How payment solutions are revolutionising WhatsApp and enhancing CX

The modern customer expects the process of engaging with a brand to be simple and easy...

Shaun van Rooyen 14 Jul 2021

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Smart POS terminals in service to grow by 156% by 2026

Smart point-of-sale terminals globally in service, where analytics and loyalty can be integrated directly to the terminal, will increase from 13,7 million in 2021 to 35 million units in 2026...

8 Jul 2021

Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA
Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA

If we can find ways to positively drive change in consumer behaviours, we potentially have the ability to re-imagine our local economy, says Absa's Isana Cordier...

Isana Cordier 30 Jun 2021

Customer experience reimagined post-Covid
Customer experience reimagined post-Covid

Tech trends shaping the customer engagement experience in the financial services sector is seeing a growing competition from challenger banks and new technologies that can help traditional players enhance their customer experience and keep up with the disruptors...

Katlego Tong, Issued by Israel Trade Office to South Africa 14 Jun 2021

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SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

9 Jun 2021

Telkom launches virtual card for WhatsApp payments in South Africa
Telkom launches virtual card for WhatsApp payments in South Africa

Telkom has launched a Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp, enabling Telkom Pay customers to make e-commerce payments...

8 Jun 2021

E-payments are the catalyst for a global cashless society
E-payments are the catalyst for a global cashless society

Covid-19 has ramped up the role digitalisation plays in the financial lives of more and more of the world's population...

2 Jun 2021

The future of telcos: Invest in value-added services
The future of telcos: Invest in value-added services

According to Deloitte, the telecoms industry in South Africa is maturing and it is becoming more challenging to differentiate on network coverage and performance only...

Karishma Sewduth, Issued by Israel Trade Office to South Africa 1 Jun 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

How the e-commerce share of retail soared over the last year in SA
How the e-commerce share of retail soared over the last year in SA

E-commerce has gone from strength to strength in South Africa over the past year off the back of the Covid-19 global pandemic and rapidly accelerated digitisation...

Issued by Payflex 20 May 2021

A watershed moment for e-commerce in SA
A watershed moment for e-commerce in SA

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit held this week, Jonathan Smit said that for businesses seeking growth, "online is where it's at"...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2021

POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026
POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

18 May 2021

Brand refresh positions Payflex as market leader in SA BNPL space
Brand refresh positions Payflex as market leader in SA BNPL space

Payflex partnered with creative design agency The King James Group on its recent brand refresh...

Issued by Payflex 18 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital payments

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions
SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer...

Issued by Payflex 29 Apr 2021

How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customers
How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customers

As South Africa's payment system sunsets cheques and accelerates its move away from cash, consumers and businesses are looking for convenient and simple instruments for bill payments...

Paul Adant 22 Apr 2021

The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so far
The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so far

Check Point Research has released its Q1 Brand Phishing Report, revealing the top 10 brands that hackers imitated in attempts to lure people into giving up data...

19 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments
PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions...

17 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19
#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19

Digitalmall.com's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Mar 2021

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High-value vs low-value payments - making checkouts count

Getting customer insight and loyalty from each and every transaction...

11 Feb 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintech

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments
#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

Can digital partnerships enable business development?
Can digital partnerships enable business development?

Gone are the days when small businesses need to sell their products to just the people who live or work in the immediate vicinity. Digital platforms and partnerships are now empowering micro-companies to extend their offerings, opening new doors for business growth and development...

Kevin South 7 Jan 2021

Why spending will be the most important thing to watch in 2021
Why spending will be the most important thing to watch in 2021

Here are a few tips that will help businesses properly track and control their spending in the new year...

Issued by SAP Concur 6 Jan 2021

Tap, tap, tap and grow
Tap, tap, tap and grow

It has been a year of reckoning: a year that lit a fire beneath online payments in South Africa, transforming e-commerce while creating immense economic pressure...

Karen Nadasen 22 Dec 2020

QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment option
QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment option

Jonathan van der Merwe, Entersekt payments product manager, takes a look at the growth of the humble QR code and how it's popularity amongst merchants and shoppers alike is forcing banks and regulators to pay it more attention...

Issued by Entersekt 8 Dec 2020

Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021
Digital communication trends that will boost your business in 2021

With more people and businesses moving online, what will 2021 hold when it comes to digital communication? And what can companies do to prepare for what is coming?

James Bayhack 30 Nov 2020

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic
68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

26 Nov 2020

How small business teams can communicate with clients around the world
How small business teams can communicate with clients around the world

On the eve of 2021, even if you're a small business team that's based in one spot, it's probable that you rely on services from and provide value to clients based all around the world...

Sadie Williamson 26 Nov 2020

Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platform
Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platform

The partnership will further enhance Cellulant's cybersecurity by proactively securing its digital banking channels and guarding against digital banking and payment frauds...

24 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Moving to a cashless economy could be good for the economy and entrepreneurs
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Moving to a cashless economy could be good for the economy and entrepreneurs

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Carl Wazen at the Alinea Retail Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

13 Nov 2020

BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020: All the winners!
BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020: All the winners!

The winners of the BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2020 were announced on 12 November. The announcement formed part of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards that streamed online this year...

13 Nov 2020

Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providers
Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providers

The Insaka eCommerce Playbook offers insights into how South African e-commerce companies set up and run their businesses, and lists the software and service providers they prefer...

9 Nov 2020

Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption
Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption

Consumers shied away from cash and gravitated towards digital payment solutions during the national lockdown, according to statistics from Standard Bank's card division...

4 Nov 2020

PayFast reveals first Ecommerce Performance Index
PayFast reveals first Ecommerce Performance Index

To better understand the boom in the e-commerce market, online payment gateway PayFast has launched its first Ecommerce Performance Index - the PEP Index...

3 Nov 2020

From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continent
From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continent

Kantar's Covid-19 tribes, an offshoot from wave six of the global Barometer study into how the pandemic affected consumer behaviour, attitudes and expectations across 60+ markets including Kenya and Nigeria, reveals what marketers need to consider to better reach consumers in these sub-Saharan markets...

Issued by Kantar 28 Oct 2020

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs
Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help SMEs move their businesses online, accept digital payments and attract more customers...

22 Oct 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

Murray Gardiner 21 Oct 2020

Cashless parking payments solution poised for growth
Cashless parking payments solution poised for growth

Zapper has completed its integration with three of SA's largest parking management systems...

19 Oct 2020

How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale faster
How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale faster

It can be hard for small businesses and startups to get ahead, with fluctuating project cycles, seasonal slumps and late payments causing cash flow strain...

Sadie Williamson 16 Oct 2020

All FNB POS devices now process QR code payments
All FNB POS devices now process QR code payments

FNB now supports QR code payments on all its standalone point-of-sale terminals (Speedpoint devices) across the country...

1 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up
#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2020

Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme
Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the AICPA, and CPA.com are seeking applicants for their 2021 startup accelerator programme, which specialises in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 17 Sep 2020

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