Visa Launches Grant to Boost African Women Businesses

Posted by - August 11, 2022

Visa has announced its plan in expanding Africa’s Women businesses through grant, a contribution towards the African Women Impact Fund (AWIF), a collaboration between Standard Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The grant will be utilised to fund the working capital needs of women fund managers across South, East, and West

Visa, Standard Chartered Ghana rewards Visa Debit and Credit cards users

Posted by - November 20, 2020

Visa and Standard Chartered Ghana through their Safe is Smart campaign, are giving the public and clients of Standard Chartered Bank an opportunity to win exciting rewards as they use their Visa Debit and Credit cards. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce demand has risen exponentially and the “Safe is Smart” campaign demonstrates

Visa partner with Paga on innovative payment solutions

Posted by - March 9, 2020

Nigerian fintech company, Paga, and global payments technology company, Visa, have declared a strategic partnership in accelerating secure and convenient mobile payments for merchants and consumers. In the new partnership, all Paga account holders will have access to Visa credentials (physical and virtual cards) tied to their Paga accounts and thereby able to transact anywhere

Plaid partners Visa, Mastercard to get financial infusion

Posted by - September 16, 2019

The Financial technology company Plaid Inc recently said that, it set to receive new support from the credit card giants Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc as part of a new round of Series C financing worth a total of $250 million. The fintech startup, whose technology lets people connect their bank accounts to mobile apps

Visa supports Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Posted by - September 12, 2019

As part of the ongoing commitment to support female entrepreneurs to develop financial growth in Africa, the global payments technology company Visa has launched a new campaign initiative called ‘She’s Next’ which was announced at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town. Positively, the global expansion of the campaign was to empower

ITC, Visa partner to empower women-led businesses globally

Posted by - September 5, 2019

The International Trade Centre (ITC) in alliance with Visa, has launched an empowerment for women in order to increase the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and women-led businesses in international trade. The announcement was made at the 28th World Economic Forum Africa taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Visa’s Global Head

Flutterwave Partners Visa to Simplify Digital Payments

Posted by - February 1, 2019

Flutterwave, a global payment solutions business has partnered with financial payment firm, Visa to launch GetBarter, an application that allows consumers and merchants to make and accept payments locally and internationally. The GetBarter app is a lifestyle payment solution that operates globally with an initial user base in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. Visa

South Africa drops visa rules to boost tourism

Posted by - September 26, 2018

South Africa says it is relaxing controversial travel rules that many believe have damaged the country’s vital tourism industry. The government – anxious to revive a struggling economy – says foreign families will no longer have to produce their children’s birth certificates. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said the changes would be introduced in time

Visa Schools Merchants on New Mobile Payment Codes

Posted by - August 9, 2017

Visa has announced its support of the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications cover consumer-presented and merchant-presented QR code use cases for digital payment acceptance. QR Codes are two-dimensional machine-readable barcodes, used to facilitate mobile payments at the point-of-sale. Visa and the