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Posts Tagged ‘Visa’

  • Ecobank is one of the first banks in Nigeria to partner with Visa to provide the mVisa service to Nigerian consumers and merchants.

    Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

    November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

    Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

  • South African shoppers can enjoy an easy and more secure online shopping

    Visa Checkout hits South Africa

    September 21, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa Checkout hits South Africa

    Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have...

  • Visa Sub Saharan Africa Group Country Manager Andrew Torre (centre), demonstrates how the M Visa app works to KCB Group Head of  Channels Retail Banking Dennis Njau (right), Looking on is newspaper vendor Humphrey-1

    Visa partners Kenyan banks to introduce mVisa

    September 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa partners Kenyan banks to introduce mVisa

    Visa Inc. introduced mVisa, a new mobile payment service that will accelerate digital commerce in Kenya and across Africa. As part of its initial roll-out, Visa has partnered with Co-Operative Bank, Family Bank, KCB and NIC Bank to deliver this service to...

  • Gemalto's visa management system simplifies and speeds up the issuance of visas, e-Visas and resident’s permits. (Image: Libreville, Gabon. Credit: Wikipedia)

    Gabon inks deal with Gemalto for visa system

    February 2, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Gabon inks deal with Gemalto for visa system

    Gemalto, a digital security provider, has been selected as end-to-end solution provider by Gabon’s Department of Homeland Security to supply and implement a fully integrated border and visa management system. The new scheme will strengthen national...

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    Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

    November 27, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

    Visa has partnered with online payments platform MyGate to process Visa Checkout in South Africa. Managing Director of MyGate, Dan Edmiston said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Visa as we aim to create enjoyable online payment experiences that...

  • Debit Cards

    Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya

    July 16, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya

    The development sees over 1 Million units of magnetic stripe cards held by customers of VISA, MasterCard and Kenya Bankers Association being replaced with the higher security EMV payment cards – carrying either VISA or MasterCard chip technology –...

  • MTN mobile money

    MTN launches Mobile Money Visa Card

    June 23, 2014 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN launches Mobile Money Visa Card

    MTN South Africa has announced that the Mobile Money Visa card is currently available from Pick ‘n Pay and Boxer stores as of now, as it further enhances its innovative mobile financial services. MTN has positioned itself as a leader in providing...

  • Travellers to the UK from Nigeria will have to follow new Visa application rules from December 16. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Nigeria: new rules for UK visa applicants

    December 6, 2013 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: new rules for UK visa applicants

    From Lagos, media reports have focused on an announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) of a new online platform for people applying for Visas for travel. News Agencies have reported that the new system will be effective from 16 December and will require that...

  • Clickatell to capitalise on Rwanda’s mobile money growth

    June 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Clickatell to capitalise on Rwanda’s mobile money growth

    The world’s first bank-grade managed service for mobile money was launched over the last year in an agreement between Visa and the Government of Rwanda. This mobile money platform allows Visa to host and manage all aspects of the mobile money program on...

  • Generation iPod: Cash will soon be ancient history

    August 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Generation iPod: Cash will soon be ancient history

    Using cash for purchases will soon be a thing of the past according to a recent 11-country Connecting with the Millennials survey conducted by Visa.   Millennials, typically born between 1982 and 1995, make up 25 percent of the world’s population and...

  • Ubiquitous African mobile money transfers by October — Visa

    February 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ubiquitous African mobile money transfers by October — Visa

    Visa International, electronic banking leader, announced on Wednesday plans to launch cross-border mobile money payments platform to ease banking in East Africa. New services will be open to users of any mobile network and “with its extensive international...

  • NITEL sale faces delays

    November 18, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on NITEL sale faces delays

    The sale of NITEL could face further delays due to the inability of foreign investors to get visas to visit the country and assess the operator’s assets, this according to Nigerian news source ...