Capitec has launched QR code payment functionality in its new app, which it claims is the only ‘Scan to Pay’ offering from a South African bank that can be used across all major QR code-based payment providers including SnapScan and Zapper.
The new addition was fast-tracked during the pandemic as it allows clients to pay without touching any surface other than their own phone, the bank said.
Payments can be made at till points, restaurants, for parking and for online shopping – as vendors across the country adopt the technology, offering their clients a safer way to pay, it said.
“With multiple QR payment providers available to vendors, consumers have to date needed to load numerous payment apps on their phone.
Viviers said the surge in QR code-based payments is also seen in South Africa with more vendors making. It available and increasingly more people using it when they experience how quick and easy it is to use.
“Not only is this one of the most convenient ways to pay. But because it limits physical contact, it is also one of the safest. We believe this will become the preferred way. To pay for most clients and businesses as it will be used to pay accounts. Invoices or people directly in the near future.”
The bank also recently added:
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