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Gemalto’s Platform Offers Digital Payment Solutions

Gemalto has announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services. According to the company, this will simplify the way financial institutions can launch mobile payment services. Banks and other issuers are increasingly deploying multiple payment schemes for their mobile payment offering.

Huawei, Xpress Money Partner to Grow African Mobile Money Footprint

ICT solutions provider, Huawei, announced a partnership with Xpress Money, a money transfer brands, to drive mobile money services to more of the worlds unbanked, with a focus placed on the African market.

The partnership will give the remittance firm access to Huawei’s mobile money service platform, which has over 100 million mobile money accounts globally.

PayU Launches New Service to Advance Nigeria’s Cashless Economy

On 12 December 2017, online payment solution platform, PayU announced the launch of a new service called PayU Receive. The new product, according to the company, will allow businesses in Nigeria to securely request and receive payments directly from their customers without any hassles.

Retailers Warned to Keep eCommerce Platforms Up-to-date this Festive Season

A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that over 77 percent of companies globally have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months.

SunTrust Joins Zelle to Streamline Money Transfers

SunTrust Banks has announced the launch of Zelle, giving the bank`s clients access to a new payments network to send and receive money.

DHL Announces Title Partnership of Africa’s Largest e-commerce and Fintech Event

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfricaConference & Exhibition (Confex), which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 14th and 15th of March 2018.

Nigeria: WaraCake Launches eCommerce Gifting Platform

Nigerian cake delivery startup WaraCake has expanded its offering with the launch of a new online gifting platform, WaraGifts.

WaraCake, which launched in 2015, is an online marketplace for independent bakers and confectionary makers, which enables customers to purchase their cakes and have them delivered to any location in Lagos and Abuja.

The startup raised an undisclosed amount of funding from former Jumia and Konga executive Onyeka Akumah shortly after launching, and in 2016 was selected to join the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.