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Grab Grabs Digital Payment Startup iKaaz

Grab, the Southeast Asia ridesharing company, has inked a deal to acquire iKaaz, the mobile payment startup hailing from India.
According to news from TechCrunch, under the deal, the engineering team of iKaaz will join Grab’s engineering office in Bangalore, which opened in 2017. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

India’s Baroda Turns To FinTech For Supply Chain Finance

Indian Bank of Baroda is working with a FinTech player to enhance its supply chain finance offerings.

How Small Companies Can Deliver Big Wins with a Big Business Strategy

As e-commerce becomes more commonplace, expectations and demands of consumers have changed. Regardless of the size of your company, your customers expect that their shopping experience will be as seamless as those offered by big companies. To succeed and grow, your small company has to always look and behave like your competitors – large and small. Some of the unique challenges small businesses face today are online commerce and payments, branding and marketing, selling internationally, and customer service. 

Is Your Website Mobile Ready?

Is your Website Mobile Ready?    

For retailers, a mobile-ready website is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a necessity. Mobile usage and mobile commerce in particular are growing remarkably fast. As part of this surge, e-commerce sales are expected to grow 17-19 percent, of which, mobile commerce is expected to grow more than twice that rate at 42 percent.1

Cross Border Trade Set to Grow eCommerce in SA

By EfiDahan, PayPal General Manager, Africa, Middle East, Russia and Turkey

More and more, consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their boarders to get the products and services they need.According to a recent KPMG “The Truth About Online Consumers 2018 Report”, the African/Middle Eastern markets import 50% of all online purchases from other regions, making them the number one online importer worldwide. 

PayPal launches Seller Protection in some Sub-Saharan Africa countries.Providing Peace of Mind for Merchants and Supporting Business Growth

PayPal has announced the launch of its Seller Protection Programme in some Sub-Saharan Africancountries, in an effort to empower local businesses to tradeonline, both locally and globally, with confidence and peace of mind. 

Judopay Taps CyberSource To Expand Global In-App Payments

mCommerce payments platform Judopay announced Wednesday (Dec.13) it had inked a partnership with Visa to use the CyberSource payment management solution.