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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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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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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The Top 5 Challenges in Online Payments - Smart presentation

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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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5 Reasons Why Online Payments are Ideal for Schools

As a school administrator, you have probably spent a lot of your time collecting school fees. Most schools in Africa still collect payments in cash. However, using online payments is far more convenient for both you and for the parents paying the[…]

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How African Entrepreneurs Should Choose a Payment Service Provider

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The Top Five eCommerce Challenges in Africa and How to Overcome Them

The African economy is growing -- fast. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report, 11 of the 25 fastest growing economies are countries are in Africa! There is a particular emphasis on the emergence of the eCommerce sector. McKinsey[…]

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How Your eCommerce Business Can Start Accepting Online Payments Easily

As we have mentioned in recent blog posts, online payments are a necessity for any business looking to grow. Online payments increase your customer base, as they allow you to accept a variety of payment methods and multiple currencies, enabling[…]

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Why You Should Move from Cash-On-Delivery to Online Payments

In the not-so-distant past, cash-on-delivery was the only viable payment option for e-commerce companies in Africa. But this payment method is far from ideal, and poses quite a few problems, hindering the growth and profitability of online[…]

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