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Spotify's revenue per subscriber shrinks

Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

August 2, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

Music streaming service, Spotify, released its 2019 Q2 financial performance report on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. The report shows that, between April to end of June 2019, the platform increased its Monthly Active users Year on Year (YoY) by 29 per cent to reach 232 million and over 108 million users subscribed to its premium [&hellip...

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New cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

August 2, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

Cryptocurrency payment platform and wallet, Coindirect announced on Thursday, 1 August 2019, its new business to business (B2B) cryptocurrency payment solution — designed to facilitate borderless transactions within a secure and transparent environment. ...

FNB's new eBucks Rewards programme will take effect from 1 September 2019.

FNB revamps eBucks rewards for business

August 2, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB revamps eBucks rewards for business

On August 1 2019, FNB announced that its eBucks Rewards programme for businesses will be changing from 1 September 2019. This change has come as a result of FNB aiming to simplify the way FNB Business and RMB Private Bank Business customers qualify, get...

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IT News Africa partners T-Systems for Healthcare Executive Golf Day

July 31, 2019 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa partners T-Systems for Healthcare Executive Golf Day

IT News Africa is proud to announce the hosting of the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa. The Golf Day takes place on 11th September 2019 at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The Healthcare Executive Golf...

Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

July 30, 2019 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

US-based financial services provider, Capital one has fallen victim to a cybersecurity breach. The hacker gained access to over 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications — making it one of the largest data breaches ever...

Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

July 29, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

CR2 announced on Monday, 29 July 2019, that it has successfully completed the migration of Nigeria’s Access Bank’s ATMs to their ATM driving and card switching solution. With the largest customer base in Nigeria, Access Bank is the country’s largest...

Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

July 29, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

Multi-asset Bitcoin-based trading platform, PrimeXBT announced on Sunday, 28 July 2019, that it has launched a new mobile app for Apple iOS devices. The offering is said to provide access to all of the platform’s available trading tools and assets, from...

INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

July 28, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

North Wind Digital CEO, Adrian van der Merwe, has a vast understanding of technology as well as the finance function thereof. With a career in the accounting industry spanning 20 years, Adrian is passionate about using technology to bring about the best...

Virtual cards allow South Africans to shop anywhere online

Virtual cards allow South Africans to shop anywhere online

July 26, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Virtual cards allow South Africans to shop anywhere online

Global payments company, Tutuka, is the issuer of virtual cards in South Africa. Virtual Visa and Mastercards have said to be helping South African businesses offer their consumers a more secure way to shop online.  Virtual cards can be created in seconds...

TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

July 25, 2019 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TransUnion lifestyle assessment harnesses big data to tackle fraud

TransUnion has launched a new solution that seeks to help companies identify signs of fraud and corruption linked to their employees and suppliers by using advanced data analytics. During his presentation at the Michelangelo Hotel on 23 July 2019 Keith...

How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

July 25, 2019 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

Youths in Nigeria are faced with several problems and one of them is unemployment. The United Nations announced that Nigeria has overtaken India as the poverty capital of the world. Which means that an estimated 90 million people are living in abject poverty....

Integrated social payments platform launched in Africa

Integrated social payments platform launched in Africa

July 25, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Integrated social payments platform launched in Africa

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a fintech company in Africa, announced on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, the launch of their integrated Social Payments platform.  Sasai will be available to individuals and businesses and offered in partnership with Mobile...

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OVEX users can now earn $15 when learning about the cryptocurrency QTUM

July 24, 2019 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on OVEX users can now earn $15 when learning about the cryptocurrency QTUM

Qtum has teamed with Invictus Capital and OVEX cryptocurrency exchange to bring an opportunity to crypto enthusiasts and developers to learn more about Qtum and how it works. The team at Invictus have created a short Udemy video course which outlines what...

New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

July 24, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

WorldRemit users can now make instant, low-cost international mobile money transfers to 15 million accounts in Guinea, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger.  Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, is set to continue its expansion in Africa by...

Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Digital payments take flight in Morocco

July 24, 2019 • North Africa, RetailComments Off on Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Wirecard, a digital financial technology company, has announced that it is now handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s national airline. According to Wirecard, Royal Air Maroc is set to join the Oneworld...

Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

July 22, 2019 • East Africa, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom announced plans to expand e-commerce platform, Masoko, within Southern African by 2020. The announcement was made at the inaugural Afro-Asia FinTech Festival in Kenya.  “As a digital telco,...