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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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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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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25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Digital Payments But Should

Thanks to technological advances and the ability to accept digital payments, merchants can offer multiple payment options to customers all over the world. However, the global payment processing landscape has become more complicated, involving[…]

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5 Ways African Shop Owners Can Boost Sales

Looking to increase your conversions and sales? In today’s digital era there are a host of new techniques that will help you grow your profits.

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The Payments Landscape in Tanzania

Tanzania’s commercial banking landscape is highly regulated, however, recent years have seen improvements in efficiencies and the implementation of internationally accepted protocols.  

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How to Use QR Codes for Payments

QR Codes are two dimensional barcodes made of pixelated black and white squares, designed to be read by a mobile phone camera. While there are many different uses for QR codes, one of the most common uses is to make mobile payments. Especially[…]

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How African Entrepreneurs Should Choose a Payment Service Provider

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You Can Now Accept mVisa

The ability to offer customers payment options that allow for ease of payments is top among every merchant’s priorities. Direct Pay Online is happy to inform all our merchants that you can now accept mVisa payments; a feature that allows for[…]

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Technology Trends That Are Changing the Way People Travel

It wasn’t long ago that flights and hotel bookings were made in person, itineraries were planned using paper maps, and leaving for a trip meant visiting a currency exchange. Innovative technology is continuously developing and enhancing the[…]

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