Absa has launched the Absa Masterpass App, a digital wallet powered by Mastercard, enabling South Africans to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted.
Barclays' South African unit Absa is boarding the blockchain train, joining the R3 consortium and teaming up with several local banks in an effort to develop the continent’s first distributed ledger-based banking system.
Absa has launched ChatBanking, the first service in Africa which allows you to conduct your day-to-day banking from your Twitter account, without interrupting your session on the social media website.
Barclays' South African unit Absa has struck a deal with mobile network operators that means that its customers will be able to use its app even when they run out of phone data.
Barclays' South African subsidiary Absa is to embark on a trial of chatbots, using artificial intelligence to answer simple customer queries posted over popular smart messaging apps.
South Africa's Absa Bank is piloting a new predictive spending alert that warns customers if they are about to go into the red and offers customised options to help them better manage their finances.
South Africa’s Absa Bank is to be the first to trial a new Visa specification for fingerprint validation at chip card-enabled ATMs.
On July 1, Absa Bank, the South African banking entity of Barclays Group Africa, became the first-ever domestic South African entity to execute a securities finance trade via the EquiLend trading platform.
South Africa's Absa has launched Payment Pebble, a headphone-jacked mobile point of sale device for small traders, as it refines its operating model to become a fully digital bank.
South African bank Absa and mobile operator MTN have formed a task-force to tackle 'SIM-swap fraud' after a spate of cases saw customer accounts emptied.
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