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MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson

MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson

MTN has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet to provide a premium mobile money experience for more than 275,000 mobile wallet users and 3,000 agents in Swaziland. Read More

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Airtel, Kenya Red Cross launch public emergency information serviceAirtel, Kenya Red Cross launch public emergency information service Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Kenya Red Cross Society to launch the first of its ...
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EcoCash gets SA approvalEcoCash gets SA approval EcoCash and its South African partners have secured approval from the South Africa Reserve Bank to ...
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Late night mobile car searches skyrocket in GhanaLate night mobile car searches skyrocket in Ghana 80% of new car customers and almost 100% of used car customers begin their car shopping ...
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Thursday 18 Jun

KTDA, Safaricom partner on cashless payment

KENYA
Leading tea management agency, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution at all its 66 factories across the country.»
Wednesday 17 Jun

Need for info inspired Flippy Campus app

NIGERIA
David Mumuni, CEO of Flippy Campus, is set to showcase his app at Demo Africa. He spoke to Biztechafrica ahead of the event.»
Saturday 13 Jun

Airtel launches first mobile tap and pay system in Ghana

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has added another first to its credits as it has rolled out an innovative service through their Airtel Money that allows a tap and pay, contactless payment based on the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. »
Friday 12 Jun

Vodafone gives hope to Ghanaian Farmers with Vodafone Farmers Club

GHANA
Ghanaian farmers can now receive relevant crop and location specific information in their own language through a bespoke SIM card.»
Thursday 11 Jun

Standard Bank introduces a first in SA: smart watch banking

SOUTH AFRICA
Standard Bank today announced plans to embrace wearable technology, with the forthcoming release of its Apple Watch banking app in SA.»
Thursday 11 Jun

Prepay Nation, Airtel Kenya to offer international mobile top-up

KENYA
Prepay Nation, a leading provider of cross-border prepaid mobile airtime transfers, has announced its partnership in Kenya with Bharti Airtel.»
Monday 8 Jun

SimbaPay launches international access to M-Pesa PayBill

KENYA
SimbaPay has launched the first product to allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. »
Thursday 28 May

HomeSend named Best Payment Product in Africa

HomeSend, an international transfer hub created by MasterCard, eServGlobal and BICS, has been named “the Best Payment Product in Africa” at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Awards.  »
Wednesday 27 May

GTBank, Etisalat partnership marries innovation, creativity

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria says its partnership with GTBank is a marriage of innovation and creativity, adding that it will help promote the financial inclusion drive of the federal government of Nigeria. »
Tuesday 26 May

Kenyans can now pay taxes via Airtel Money

KENYA
Airtel Kenya now allows  Kenyan citizens across the country to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money. »
Saturday 23 May

The transformative power of affordable smartphones and unlimited data in Ghana

GHANA
Smartphones are helping transform their lives of ordinary people in Ghana, Reports Nana Appiah Acquaye.»
Friday 22 May

SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

NIGERIA
Nigerians living in the UK can now send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly.»
Tuesday 19 May

Tigo brings VOD to Rwanda with Vonetize

RWANDA
Vonetize has announced a partnership with Tigo to distribute and market Vonetize’s premium content service, branded Aflix by SmartVOD, to its 2.5 million cellular customers in Rwanda.»
Thursday 14 May

Local languages now on EcoCash

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless has announced a new enhancement to the EcoCash mobile money wallet by unveiling multiple local languages to the EcoCash platform. »
Tuesday 12 May

TNS, Kantar Media in strategic mobile research partnership with GeoPoll in Africa

Global research consultancy TNS has announced an exclusive partnership with GeoPoll to deploy a new range of research products and services intended to improve market research in Africa.»
Friday 8 May

Airtel, Verifone partner on NFC payment in Ghana

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has partnered Verifone Mobile Money to raise the bar in the mobile money space by introducing a contactless “tap and pay” near field communications (NFC) technology for payment. »

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MTN Business expands partnership with Samsung to offer enterprise customers increased security

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced that MTN Business has been appointed as a reseller of Samsung’s KNOX licenses to its customers.