Collaboration will use interactive mobile messaging, providing entrepreneurs with free business and financial literacy training Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 December 2020:  Informal micro-enterprises are among those whose businesses have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, with nearly two thirds of these businesses stating that they are not performing well after lockdown, according to a recent  …
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  The Small Firm Dairies is a Global Research Initiative Focused on the Adoption of Digital Financial Services by Small Businesses Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uganda to Contribute First Wave of Small Business Insights in Africa The research will seek insights into the unique challenges faced by small businesses in Africa, Latin America and South East …
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SMEs can accept touchless payments from their Smartphones at no additional hardware costs using Mastercard QR and Tap on Phone SME-in-a-Box enables small and micro merchants to gain access to virtual cards as well as other business management tools The solution also allows these merchants to join the online commerce space through a remote invoicing …
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  Pay-on-Demand platform enables safe, secure and convenient consumer financing via Samsung devices with embedded Knox security platform, through Airtel Africa’s network The partnership facilitates usage-based payments and builds creditworthiness Piloting in Uganda, this is part of a broader digital transformation partnership between Mastercard and Airtel Africa across 14 markets in Africa Kampala, Uganda, September …
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Gig work drives economic growth by facilitating economic opportunities and improving livelihoods Over 80% of respondents in Mastercard survey in Kenya said instant payments when a job is finished is the most desired feature of a gig platform Study shows gig work is too often marked by uncertainty caused by unstable incomes and connectivity issues; …
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