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Absa starts NFC trials for retail

December 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa starts NFC trials for retail

Absa has become the first bank in South Africa to roll out their NFC (near-field communication) trials for mobile phones. The trail will initially start with just 500 users, and should get underway in the middle of December. “Absa is the first institution in South Africa to bring Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities with an [&hellip...

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SA might get Microsoft retail store

October 20, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, RetailComments Off on SA might get Microsoft retail store

At Microsoft’s Tech-Ed and Partner Summit in Durban, Microsoft’s Customer and Partner Lead Leane Hannigan hinted to the fact that South Africa might be getting a South African Microsoft store. The company has dedicated stores in a number of regions, which...

Using tech to add value to retail banking

February 22, 2011 • RetailComments Off on Using tech to add value to retail banking

With the growing popularity of the Internet, coupled with the fact that the branch is a high cost centre for any bank, an increasing proportion of banking has been migrated over to the online channel in recent years to reduce costs and improve convenience for...

Safaricom taps into retail chains with M-Pesa

October 26, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments (1)

MOBILE telecoms firm, Safaricom, has scored yet another first by signing a partnership deal with local supermarkets that will see it tap into the high turnover retail chains’ business using its money transfer service, M-Pesa. The deal, which will enable...