The Latest in African Fintech 2017 and Forecasts for 2018

As of August 2017, African fintech startups have raised over $100 million in investment.  And, we don’t see them slowing down anytime soon.

There are over 300 fintech startups active in Africa, with over 31% in South Africa, followed by Nigeria[…]

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The eCommerce and Digital Payments Landscape in Mozambique

Mozambique, which is approximately 3 times as large as Great Britain, is divided into 154 districts.  As of 2016, only 72 of these districts had bank branches in them. The Mozambique government and commercial banks in the country have undertaken[…]

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Direct Pay Online Group acquires leading online EFT solution provider Setcom

Setcom operates SID, the leading instant EFT solution in South Africa

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Debit Card

Debit cards are an extremely popular payment card type that are often issued by major payment processors, such as MasterCard. According to Statista, as of 2017 there were 751 million MasterCard debit cards in circulation worldwide. A debit card,[…]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a website through which customers can book hotel rooms online and over the phone. Customers can choose from many different types of accommodation, including Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, and other commercial lodgings.

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The Development of the mVisa Payment Option

mVisa is an exciting digital payment method which offers simple implementation, security and interoperability between banks and mobile networks. It was first introduced in a pilot with Indian banks in October of 2015, followed by expansion in[…]

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How African Shop Owners Can Embrace the Digital Era

In the last century, there has been a huge shift ‘from bricks to clicks’. Whereas most shop owners used to get their income from a brick-and-mortar store, with sales representatives assisting customers in person, many customers are now favoring[…]

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Understanding Dynamic Currency Conversion - A Presentation

Dynamic currency conversion (DCC) is a feature that allows credit card holders to pay for products and services abroad with their local currency.

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Everything You Need to Know About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. It is owned by Ctrip, the largest travel company in China, as of November last year.  Site visitors can use Skyscanner to plan and book their travels, including flights,[…]

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Mobile Payments Penetration and the State of Digital Payments in Zimbabwe

According to a study carried out in 2014, only 30% of the Zimbabwean population had accounts in formal banks.  The remaining 70% have traditionally shied away from Zimbabwe's banking industry.  While many Sub-Saharan countries have a large[…]

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