Nedbank, Mastercard and Ukheshe partner to launch WhatsApp payments in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Nedbank, Mastercard and fintech firm Ukheshe, have joined hands to launch Money Message, a payment platform that lets small and micro businesses receive in-chat payments from their customers via WhatsApp. In a statement, the big-four bank says a first in South Africa, the solution will enable merchants to send an invoice requesting payment from any customer through WhatsApp and their customers, in turn, can quickly settle a payment directly from the platform, it added. “The need for a diverse range of contactless payment methods is more important today than we…

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Amazon launches its payment processing services in MENA region

MENA – Amazon, an American multinational technology company, has announced the launch of Amazon Payment Services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Amazon Payment Services is a payment processing service with the objective to empower businesses with simple, affordable, and trusted online payment experiences. In 2017, Amazon acquired PAYFORT as part of the Souq Group acquisition. PAYFORT was established in 2013 in the region. With the launch of Amazon Payment Services, businesses that use the service will continue to have access to a range of payment services…

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