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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Benefits of Online Payment Service Providers

What is an online payment service provider (PSP) and how do these services help online businesses and retailers to enable and take payments? To start, a PSP offers online payment solutions that empower merchants and sellers to accept credit and[…]

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Shop Owners

Many people, especially young adults, are deeply involved in using social media every day. It’s a common occurrence to see people using their mobile phones when out and about, taking their phones with them and browsing social media sites[…]

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Why the Same Transaction is Successfully Processed By One Provider, But Not Another

Let’s take a typical scenario. A customer from Brazil tries to buy a product from an Africa-based tourism website. The transaction is declined. Then, he tries to buy the same product from another Africa-based tourism website, and the transaction[…]

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