Automated online payment tech helping to combat card fraud

2019-04-21 13:12

Automated EFT payments enabled by technology from fintech company Ozow may be a secure alternative method to transact than card payments.

Irate customers lash out at FNB's 'crazy banking'

2018-09-10 21:40

FNB came in for criticism from irate customers after some couldn't access their funds, while some accounts displayed a R0 balance.

Find out which banks South Africans complain about most

2018-05-11 15:59

In 2017 the Ombudsman for Banking Services opened 7 056 formal cases - a record 35% more than in 2016. However, only 27% of overall complaints were decided in favour of complainants.

The rise of SIM-swap fraud

2017-09-06 14:52

Increasingly, criminals are using fraudulent SIM swaps to access consumers’ online banking accounts.

What to consider when buying bitcoin

2016-09-19 13:32

Numerous ways of buying bitcoin are springing up online, with traders even turning to social media websites like Facebook to sell the cryptocurrency.

Advertorial: PayPal makes payments simpler and more secure

2016-02-08 13:48

PayPal is an essential payments partner for businesses. This is how the payment service is powering e-commerce globally.

Bank warns customers over systems shut down

2015-03-11 14:10

Standard Bank has warned its customers that there will be limited banking access this Sunday, including internet and mobile banking, as part of a system upgrade process.

New UK online bank to be launched

2014-04-09 14:06

The founder of British banking newcomer Metro Bank plans to launch an online lender, hoping to challenge established rivals.


“A man offered me R1 000 to sniff my feet, when I was trying to sell worn shoes online”

2019-03-08 13:58

Shake your (new) money-maker. Pedicure? Ankle-bracelet? Nice high arch? A look at one side of the online foot fetish black market.

South Africans may soon be able to pay bills, buy clothes and get flight tickets through WhatsApp - here’s how it’ll work

2018-08-02 13:09

Absa was the first South African bank to launch a WhatsApp banking service.

ABSA downtime ruins clients' weekend plans

2018-04-07 17:46

ABSA bank's services were offline for a few hours on Saturday, preventing clients from making payments or drawing money.

Nedbank restores online banking after IT glitches

2017-05-09 18:15

Financial services provider Nedbank has told Fin24 that issues plaguing its online banking platforms have been resolved.

Protecting your payments against online fraudsters

2016-04-05 08:01

The cashless payment platform, i-Pay Payments Solutions allows for secure one-step EFT payments. Founder Thomas Pays shares how this platform may overtake traditional payment methods.

Removing the biggest risks in online transactions – settlement and fulfilment

2015-06-30 16:29

Llewellyn Morkel tells Biznews’s Alec Hogg how a newly launched product removed the biggest risk in online transations – the risk for buyers of getting what they paid for.

Encrypted e-mail grows in popularity

2014-05-19 09:30

A new push to encrypt e-mail, keeping messages free from government snooping, is gaining momentum.

Skype-type money swaps bad news for banks?

2014-02-16 13:24

Irked by high bank fees on international money transfers, two Estonian IT whizzes who helped engineer Skype and Paypal have hatched Transferwise, a global Internet platform co-ordinating currency swaps between individuals.

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