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HyperPay partners with ACI Worldwide to expand in Middle East and North Africa
By BBR Staff Writer
ACI Worldwide has announced that HyperPay, a Payment Service Provider (PSP), is utilizing ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution to drive growth in the burgeoning Middle East-North Africa region.
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Barclays, Wave conduct first blockchain trade finance transaction
By BBR Staff Writer
British banking giant Barclays and Israeli start-up Wave have conducted the first trade transaction using blockchain technology.
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Absa launches Mastercard-powered digital wallet
By BBR Staff Writer
Absa has launched the Absa Masterpass App, a digital wallet powered by Mastercard, enabling South Africans to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted.
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Oman Arab Bank chooses BPC’s SmartVista to boost its payment business
By BBR Staff Writer
BPC Banking Technologies, a provider of payment solutions, announces that Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has selected SmartVista suite to enhance its payment business.
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MobiCash partners with Boloro to launch mobile payment services in South Africa
By BBR Staff Writer
In keeping with the concept of ‘Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation’ at World Economic Forum on Africa event in Kigali, Rwanda, Patrick Ngabonzizathe Chairman and Founder of MobiCash announced a game-changing approach to financial inclusion in Africa.
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WorldRemit rolls out instant money transfer services in Niger
By BBR Staff Writer
Money transfer app WorldRemit has launched instant money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger.
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Access Bank enhances ATM portfolio with NCR’s latest SelfServ ATMs
By BBR Staff Writer
Nigerian multinational commercial bank Access Bank has enhanced its ATM portfolio with NCR’s latest SelfServ ATMs to improve customer experience with reduced ATM downtime.
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Network International to buy Emerging Markets Payments from Actis
By BBR Staff Writer
Network International has agreed to acquire Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) from private equity firm Actis.
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Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic to acquire 49% stake in Network International
By BBR Staff Writer
Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have agreed to acquire a 49% stake in payment solutions provider Network International from Abraaj Group.
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Kenya Commercial Bank clears MasterCard PayPass certification
By BBR Staff Writer
Compass Plus, an international provider of retail banking and electronic payments software to processors and financial institutions, has announced that with its technological assistance, Kenya Commercial Bank is now able to offer acceptance of contactless cards based on MasterCard PayPass technology.
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EMP signs technology and center of excellence partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems
By BBR Staff Writer
Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced the signing of an exclusive technology and center of excellence partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the local domestic payment card switch in Afghanistan.
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EthSwitch selects SmartVista to enhance payments infrastructure in Ethiopia
By BBR Staff Writer
Ethiopian banks consortium EthSwitch has selected Swiss-based BPC Banking Technologies’ SmartVista for national switching operations in Ethiopia.
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Western Union, MTN launch mobile money transfer service in Ivory Coast
By BBR Staff Writer
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, announced the launch of a new mobile money transfer service in the Ivory Coast in conjunction with the MTN Group.
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DSG fully automates payment with Dubai Islamic Bank
By BBR Staff Writer
Dubai Smart Government (DSG) has announced the activation of electronic linkage between its Government Resources Planning (GRP) Systems and Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) to fully automate the financial processes for government suppliers and salary payments; in line with its current strategy to shift to smart government and smart city.
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VeriFone, ITS launch new EMV-ready payment solutions in Saudi Arabia
By BBR Staff Writer
VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) announced the introduction of two EMV-ready payment terminals from VX Evolution—its latest line of portable and countertop terminals—to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia market with its partner, International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS), an integrated IT solutions and software services provider.
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