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Posts Tagged ‘mobile payments’

  • Fortumo Tim Carter

    Fortumo acquires Google veteran as new CRO

    April 24, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Fortumo acquires Google veteran as new CRO

    Mobile payments company Fortumo has revealed the appointment of Tim Carter as its Chief Revenue Officer, based in the company’s London office. Tim previously established Google’s Android business development team in Europe, Middle-East and Africa...

  • Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

    The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers...

  • Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

    South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

    January 26, 2015 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

    South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.” According to MasterCard, the report explores the progress that 30 developed and...

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    Kenya: Safaricom promotes fuel payments over M-Pesa

    December 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom promotes fuel payments over M-Pesa

    Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has revealed an instant rewards system to incentivise customers who pay for fuel using the Lipa Na M-Pesa platform. According to Safaricom, over 134,000 motorists have already received free talk time on the Safaricom network for...

  • 2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    December 12, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on 2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

    Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate  – and the growth is set to continue during 2015. “The number of merchants we serve doubled this year, and the vast majority of those...

  • Zimbabwe: Mahindra Comviva debuts connectMoney

    November 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mahindra Comviva debuts connectMoney

    Mahindra Comviva announced the debut of its connectMoney Service Manager. The announcement is part of a deal with Zimbabwe operator Econet Wireless. As a part of the deployment of connectMoney Service Manager, Econet Wireless has issued MasterCard debit cards...

  • Welcome to the new frontier in consumer banking in South Africa

    October 10, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Welcome to the new frontier in consumer banking in South Africa

    FlickPay, Snapscan and Zapper might sound like a foreign language – yet these are the apps used by a fast growing group of consumers in South Africa who have bought into the world of mobile payment. Mobile phone providers, merchants, financial institutions...

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    Mobile is revolutionising business in Africa

    September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile is revolutionising business in Africa

    Twinpine Network held its #KuunganaKE event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi recently. The event highlighted the opportunities for businesses through the mobile web. Elo Umeh, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Twinpine Network, in his opening...

  • First in Africa- Namibia launches National Payment System

    March 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on First in Africa- Namibia launches National Payment System

    Namibia’s Namclear, together with vendors Finteq Africa and Traderoot Africa, has launched a new integrated National Payment System in the country, with the solution being a first in Africa. “It takes and integrated approach to retail and bulk payments...

  • Mobile payments: BLE vs NFC isn’t a fair fight

    March 11, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile payments: BLE vs NFC isn’t a fair fight

    There’s a new kid on the block in the payments environment that promises to deliver even greater convenience and practicality. It’s called ‘Bluetooth Low Energy’, or BLE, and it’s based on technology which is over a decade old. Be that as it may,...

  • South Africa’s retailers leading way in enabling mobile payments

    December 2, 2013 • RetailComments Off on South Africa’s retailers leading way in enabling mobile payments

    Turning our mobile phones into wallets has been a dream for a long time. The phone in your pocket is already an address book, camera, diary, music player, GPS system, notebook, dictaphone, photo album and general factotum – why shouldn’t it also replace...

  • Africa adding to surge in mobile payments

    August 17, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa adding to surge in mobile payments

    A report published byNigeria’s Leadership publication speaks of mobile payments reaching US$ 1.3 Trillion annually by 2017 according to a report by Juniper Research. Growth of international mobile payment transactions is reportedly being fuelled by the...

  • Liberate Africa’s mobile payments

    September 15, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Liberate Africa’s mobile payments

    While mobile payments have met with astounding successes in other parts of Africa, adoption has been far more modest in South Africa. The main reason for this is our severe banking laws, which further entrench banks in the payments industry while stopping...

  • Striata may curb e-billing crisis

    June 7, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    Electronic billing specialist, Striata is partnering with billing platform and payments provider, POCiT to provide a simple, secure bill payment process for the South African market using mobile phone payment technology. Striata delivers millions of...