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    Absa Bank comes to Facebook Messenger

    July 26th, 2016

    Customers of Africa’s Absa Bank can now conduct banking transactions through Facebook Messenger using the bank’s ChatBanking feature. The service will allow customers to retrieve balances, buy airtime or data for their mobile phone, view statements, buy prepaid electricity and make money transfers. “In a one-time only process, Absa customers who are registered for Absa Online and have access to the Express tab can register for ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger,” Absa says. The feature was made available in May 2016 through Twitter.

    Absa takes banking to Twitter

    May 30th, 2016

    Africa’s Absa Bank has launched ChatBanking, a service that will let customers conduct day-to-day banking on social network Twitter. “In a one-time only process, you will register in a secure environment which will link your Twitter profile to your Absa bank account,” Absa says. Customers can use the service to check their balance, buy airtime or data and view recent transactions. Emirates Islamic Bank also launched a banking service using Twitter in April 2016.

    Absa Bank to pilot new Visa biometric chip card spec

    September 16th, 2015

    South Africa’s Absa Bank is to be the first to develop a proof of concept trial of a new Visa specification that will enable the use of biometrics to verify EMV chip card transactions. The… More

    Reader offer: Save 15% on tickets to the NFCP Global Summit 2014

    March 5th, 2014

    The NFCP Global Summit is returning to London in June with a show-stopping line up of speakers — and NFC World readers can save 15% on the usual ticket price. Speakers are drawn primarily from… More

    Absa expands NFC payments trial

    September 2nd, 2013

    South African banking group Absa has expanded its NFC mobile payments trial to eliminate the need for microSD booster stickers and is now offering Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets to participants. The trial started in December… More

    Absa begins South Africa’s first NFC pilot

    December 8th, 2011

    The trial will see five hundred bank staff using BlackBerry NFC smartphones to make MasterCard PayPass payments, and the technology used will in future also support the country’s national transportation ticketing technology. More

    Absa and Vodacom form mobile financial services partnership

    August 19th, 2011

    The South African bank and mobile network operator have signed a multi-milliion rand cooperation deal. “The project is expected to lead to developments in the near field communication arena and usher in a new era of convenience for the customer,” says Absa. More

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