WhatsApp finally launches payments.

Posted by - June 15, 2020

WhatsApp is adding support for in-app payments, Apple is upgrading the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop and we argue about the future of startup hubs. After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments. Users in Brazil will be the first to be able to send and receive money

uKheshe partners with Mastercard to bring mobile payments to unbanked South Africans

Posted by - December 3, 2019

uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept digital payments through Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital payment service. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend to boost financial inclusion, targeting the more than

Gozem and Total collaborate to offer cashless payments for drivers in Togo

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Gozem, an African transport app, and Total Togo has announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Through this agreement, Gozem’s partner-drivers in Togo will have access to Total cards linked to their Gozem digital wallets. This partnership facilitates access to high-quality petroleum products and professional vehicle-servicing, improving vehicle performance, driver productivity and passenger

Visa to Boost Cross-border Payments

Posted by - June 24, 2019

It is expected to give financial institutions the ability to quickly and securely process high-value corporate cross-border payments globally. Visa B2B Connect launch would cover 30 global trade corridors, with an aim to expand to as many as 90 markets by end of 2019. Announcing the initiative, Global Head of Visa Business Solutions, Kevin Phalen,

ABN Amro introduces contactless payments with wearables

Posted by - January 16, 2019

ABN Amro has introduced contactless payment with wearables for its private customers. The bank said it is the first in the world to make this possible. The bank is making different wearables available from different brands, including rings, smartwatches and fitness trackers. All of the devices provided by the bank come with a payment chip