Link Commerce and Cellulant partner to avail digital payment options for easier purchases from global retailers

AFRICA – Pan-African payments company Cellulant, has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014, according to a report by UNCTAD and as of 2019, the number of digital buyers in Africa experienced an increase to 233 million. The number of e-commerce users in the continent was projected to grow significantly in the next…

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Cellulant gets nod to become payment solution service provider in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Digital payments company Cellulant, has been given an approval by the Bank of Tanzania (BOT) to operate as a Payment Solution Service Provider having satisfied all the necessary requirements. Payment Solution Service Providers make up the underlying e-Payment infrastructure in Tanzania and Banks, Online Merchants, payment processors, merchants, state governments, and consumers connect to PSSPs to meet their digital payment needs. This approval makes Cellulant one of the top Payment Solution Service Providers (PSSP) in Tanzania endorsed by the BOT to provide digital payments solutions across the nation.…

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Cellulant introduces digital payments platform Tingg in Zambia

ZAMBIA – In a bid to foster growth for both the formal and informal sector in Zambia, Pan-African payments business Cellulant has rolled out Tingg, a digital payments platform enabling businesses and their consumers to accept and make payments seamlessly. Payment technology over the years has completely transformed how retailers operate as approximately thirty years ago, most retailers across Africa did not accept credit cards, and mobile money was still an idea but over the past decade and a half, mobile money has transformed how African consumers access and use…

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Crypto exchange company VALR launches free Rand payments platform

SOUTH AFRICA – VALR, one of South Africa’s largest crypto exchanges, has launched VALR Pay, a free, fast, and easy way to send South African Rand (ZAR) payments to any mobile number or email address. VALR.com was founded in 2018 with the backing of former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan and US crypto exchange Bittrex to bridge the gap between the traditional financial system and the new world of cryptocurrencies and launched bitcoin-rand trading in June 2019 and has since processed over US$4.2 billion in crypto trades. In early 2019, VALR had…

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Absa Bank introduces QR payments for its customers

SOUTH AFRICA – Financial services group Absa,  is expanding its digital payment options with the introduction of QR Payments, a “drastic shifts in banking behaviour towards digital banking and e-commerce”. In a statement, the bank said it has taken its latest step towards expanding its ever-growing digital payments universe with the launch of QR payments “With our QR Payments functionality, which is free of charge, Absa customers registered on the Absa Mobile Banking App can now scan any QR code in the market and Absa will process payments, without the need to…

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Bango partners digital payment platform Tpay Mobile to increase digital commerce

GLOBAL – Bango, a data-driven commerce company, has formed a strategic partnership with Tpay Mobile, the full-service digital payments platform for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, to increase access to digital commerce. The partnership simplifies and accelerates entry into new markets for online merchants by connecting platforms and pooling operational expertise. The Bango Platform is used by the world’s most successful online businesses, including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, to bring their products and services to billions of users worldwide. “It accelerates Bango towards a key goal, to put people…

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