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AIfluence Visa Everywhere

AIfluence Wins The 2023 Kenya Visa Everywhere Initiative Finals

Africa's first AI powered influencer marketing platform AIfluence has been declared the winner of the 2023 Kenyan Visa Everywhere Initiative (VIE). Visa Everywhere Initiative (VIE)...
Central Bank of Kenya Kenya Quick Response(QR) Code Standard 2023

Kenya Launches QR Code Standard: What You Need to Know

The Central Bank of Kenya in partnership with multiple key players in the payments industry in the country have today launched the Kenya Quick...

Visa Eyes Top Payments Spot in Africa with $1B Investment

During the U.S-Africa Business Forum, payments corporation Visa announced a pledge to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to advance...

Your Safaricom Virtual Visa Card Questions Answered: Paying for Netflix, Google One, and More

The M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual Visa card has since gone live following days of teases. The product, which, as its name suggests, is a partnership...

Kenya’s Flocash Partners with Visa and Expands its Tap2phone Feature for Africa-wide Merchant Payments

Kenya’s Flocash, which also offers its services across Africa, has partnered with Visa to offer digital payment capabilities for SMEs in the continent. The collaboration...

After Virtual Card Partnership with M-PESA, Visa Makes More Payments Inroads with Absa Collaboration

Kenyans can now make cross-border remittances following the launch of person-to-person money transfers and persons-to-businesses payments through the VISA network, and Absa Bank Kenya. The development...
MPESA GlobalPay

After Two Years In Development, M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual Visa Card Arrives for Kenyans

Payments corporation VISA and telco Safaricom have finally announced the long-awaited, and extensively teased virtual card that will see Safaricom customers pay for products...

Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...
safaricom mpesa visa

Safaricom Partners With Visa To Develop Products For Merchants and MPESA customers

Safaricom and Visa have jointly announced a partnership that seeks to develop products that will support digital payments for MPESA customers. "We are delighted to...

Visa is Reportedly Acquiring a 20 Percent Stake at Interswitch Ahead of London IPO

Payments organization Interswitch that has a vast reach in Africa, is reportedly exploring talks with America’s Visa, the corporation that processes electronic financial transfers...
Corine Mbiaketcha

Visa Appoints Former Oracle Country Leader as East Africa’s General Manager

Payments corporation Visa has appointed Corine Mbiaketcha as the Vice President and Country Manager for Visa in East Africa. Corine’s new position will be...
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Mastercard, Visa, eBay and Stripe Join PayPal in Calling It Quits on Facebook Libra

Facebook Libra, the giant social media network's cryptocurrency project is now 6 members short. The project was announced in June and got support from...
Visa Boda Boda

Visa Introduces Digital Payments for Kenya Boda Boda Operators

The growth of motorcycle transport commonly referred to as Boda Boda has been unprecedented. The popularity of the mode of transport started more than...

Branch Raises USD 170 Million Series C, Intros in-app Virtual Card

Branch has today announced a new partnership with Visa which will see a virtual Visa prepaid debit cards being offered to over 2 million...

Visa Kicks Off Women-Only Entrepreneur Initiative to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Visa has launched an initiative that will focus on empowering women as the world awaits the celebraton of International Women’s Day. Christened Visa Everywhere...
Visa MOU Signing

Visa to Digitize Key Ivorian Payment Channels After Sealing an MOU

Digital payments platform Visa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Côte d'Ivoire’s government to digitize government services to ensure financial services are...
Visa Sensory Branding

Visa’s Suite of Sensory Cues are Official for Payment Devices

Visa, a multinational financial services organization that facilitates electronic funds transfers around the globe with Visa branded credit and debit cards has announced a...

Visa and VC Firm Nest to hold a 4-Day FinTech Innovation Bootcamp

Visa and venture capital firm nest have announced a partnership in launching a 4-day FinTech boot camp designed at helping entrepreneurs shape the future of...

MasterCard, Visa to use Host Card Emulation for Secure Mobile Payments

As of November 2013, Android 4.4 included HCE (Host Card Emulation) support. HCE allows any NFC application on an Android device to emulate a...
Airtel Money Visa Card

Airtel Targets Millions of Unbanked Kenyans With New Mobile Money Visa Card

There is still a huge market potential for financial inclusion in Kenya and other emerging markets. This is an opportunity presented by the low...

African Development Bank Annual Meetings Pushing for Less Visa Restrictions in Africa To Promote trade and job creation

Compared to Europeans and North Americans, Africans face higher restrictions traveling within Africa. Travelers within the continent are required to have a visa by...
Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung Galaxy S IV to come pre-installed with VISA powered mobile wallet

Samsung's Galaxy S IV being unveiled on the 14th of March will come running NFC payments. This and other Samsung phones with NFC will...

Paynet to Facilitate East African Migration to EMV Chip and PIN Cards

Card processor and electronic payments solutions provider, Paynet Group, has announced that its issuing facility for EMV Chip Cards should be ready for launch...

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