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Recent financial services cyber attacks underscore need for protection with next generation DDoS services

The news that three Dutch banks, as well as the Dutch Taxation Authority, were hit earlier this year by targeted distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks holds grave cybersecurity warnings for African businesses of all sizes. This is according to...

Kenya: PayPal, Safaricom partnership enables cross-border mobile payments

PayPal and Safaricom have announced a collaboration that will allow Kenyans to move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service aims to eliminate barriers that have hindered consumers and businesses in the country from taking full...

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday...

PayPal launches Seller Protection service in Sub-Saharan Africa

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 PayPal announced the launch of its Seller Protection Programme in some Sub-Saharan Africa countries, which include South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius, in an effort to empower local businesses to trade online, both locally and...

Banking of the future in Africa – technology is key

The proliferation of always-on devices and an increasingly social and connected world has changed the way businesses operate. By providing consumers with multiple channels of communication, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, connectivity has placed the...

SA consumers can now return goods purchased online with PayPal

71% of internet users in South Africa would be more likely to start shopping online in the future or shop online more often if free return shipping was available. PayPal has revealed the launch of its PayPal Refunded Return service...

PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or...

Study reveals that E-commerce is on the rise in South Africa

A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of...

PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can now add PayPal...

PayPal lands 1 Million active users in SA

PayPal has revealed that over a million South African consumers now have active PayPal accounts across the country. PayPal also stated that the company has over 152 million active accounts in 203 markets around the world, including: Algeria, Kenya,...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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