SA’s Crypto Exchanges, Brokers Must Register as Financial Services Providers

South Africa’s financial regulators have published a draft declaration of crypto assets as a financial product under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act...
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Why African Telcos Are Winning the Mobile Payments Battle?

The opportunities for mobile payments arrive at a pivotal time. African countries such as Nigeria and Ethiopia are now welcoming more investment in mobile...

Banks in Africa Must Embrace Mobile Payments To Unlock New Business Prospects

Banks in Africa must provide mobile payments and other digital services to remain competitive as well as to unlock new business opportunities across sectors...

Click to Pay: Visa Expands Passwordless Digital Checkout to South Africa

As South Africans embrace digital and mobile payments, Visa introduced Click to Pay, a payments solution with an online checkout that eliminates passwords, protects...

South Africa’s AuthGate Eyes The Netherlands and Belgium

South Africa’s AuthGate - an enabler for digital payment – is planning to expand into The Netherlands and Belgium. The FinTech startup founded in January...

South Africa’s FinTech AuthGate Seeks Capital  

South Africa’s AuthGate - an enabler for digital payment – is seeking to raise capital. The self-funded startup seems to have found a winning formula...

South Africa’s AuthGate: The Next Big FinTech Player in Africa

As more and more transactions are performed digitally, less paper and coin money is needed - signalling the eventual disappearance of cash. This is a...

Best Online Payment Methods for Mobile Devices

Smartphones have replaced our cameras, notepads, and music playing devices. Now they’re on the verge of replacing our wallets as well. Payment methods have largely...

Four Mega-Trends Shaping Mobile Payment Platforms

by Gerhard Oosthuizen, chief information officer at Entersekt With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local...

South African Financial Services Landscape is Set to Change – here’s how

by Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneurs From digital banks to mobile-payment solutions, technology is set to...

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Prosus’ PayU Spend R15.8 Billion in FinTech Acquisition Trail

PayU, the payments and FinTech business of Prosus, has invested a staggering $1 billion (R15.8 billion) on FinTech and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) globally...

Bob van Dijk has R65 Billion in Cash. The Boss of Prosus is Hunting for Buys

There is no doubt that Bob van Dijk, the CEO of Prosus, wants to make a big acquisition. The Dutch arm of South African...

SA’s Largest Online Retailer Takealot.com Revenues Defy Pandemic

South Africa’s largest online retailer, Takealot.com, reported on Monday a 41% jump in revenue to $238 million (R3.7 billion) in the six-months to end 30...