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Nielsen Launches its 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report

March 21st, 2019|

Nielsen has launched its 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report which highlights how global consumers think and feel about their financial situation and reveals that when it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income. Executive Director, Thought Leadership Nielsen Global Markets Ailsa Wingfield comments; “What we found is that financial factors like income and wage [...]

Off-Site ATMs Playing Increasingly Vital Role in Financial Inclusion

March 14th, 2019|

Source: RBR (www.rbrlondon.com) There were 3.3 million ATMs worldwide at end-2017, of which 51% were located away from branches. The number and share of off-site ATMs continue to increase, with over 15,000 new such terminals installed during 2017.  In rural areas the ATM is sometimes the only point of contact between a bank and its customers [...]

There’s More in Store for African Retail & Consumer Businesses

February 21st, 2019|

PwC: More in store for African retail & consumer businesses Africa’s economy has seen modest growth in the wake of falling commodity prices, slowing revenues and volatile currencies. The moderation in growth impacts a range of industries and sectors, including retail and consumer products that must contend with rising costs, and a fall in prices. Despite [...]

Regional Payment Systems can Boost Scale in sub-Saharan Africa

February 14th, 2019|

Evidence of a 5,000% increase in the volume of payments processed in the Southern African Development Community’s real-time gross settlement system (SADC RTGS). A number of forward-thinking national governments have realised the confines of fragmented national payment system frameworks and are exploring how a critical level of scale can be achieved through regional payment system integration [...]

SARB Invites Public to Workshop on the Review of the National Payment System Act

February 7th, 2019|

National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invite the public and media to a workshop on the review of the National Payment System Act 78 of 1998 (NPS Act). The review is outlined in a policy paper titled ‘Review of the National Payment System Act 78 of 1998’ that was published by the National [...]

South African Consumer Confidence in a ‘Holding Pattern’

January 31st, 2019|

The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for South Africa for Q3, 2018 remains unchanged compared to the previous quarter, remaining at 90 with South Africans seemingly in a state of limbo, as they wait for a highly anticipated economic turnaround. This is indicated by the latest results of The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted in [...]

Interoperability: The Next Phase of Mobile Money

December 20th, 2018|

This is the last of a three-part series from Nomanini on the importance of interoperability in the payments space. In the first article we looked at the early history of electronic payments and how interoperability played a key role in the success of credit cards and ATMs. In the previous article we will take a closer [...]

Creating a Better Digital Checkout Experience

December 13th, 2018|

Consumers are expected to purchase $2.65 trillion of physical goods on websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms globally in 2018, up from $2.24 trillion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. While digital commerce has become a preferred way to shop for many consumers, we continue to hear from consumers and merchants that the online checkout [...]

SARB Releases Invitation to Comment on the National Payment System Act Review Policy Paper

December 6th, 2018|

National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today published a policy paper titled ‘Review of the National Payment System Act 78 of 1998’ for public comment. A national payment system (NPS) is a set of arrangements and infrastructures that enables consumers, businesses and other entities to transfer funds to one another. A number of [...]

The Importance of Interoperability – The Evolution of Payments

November 29th, 2018|

This is the first of a three-part series on the importance of interoperability in the payments space. In this article we look at the early history of electronic payments and how interoperability played a key role in the success of credit cards and ATMs. In the next article we will take a closer look at the [...]