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Payment methods for digital platforms across Africa 2018

As of 2018, 80 percent of digital platforms in Africa offered customers the option to pay via card, making it the most commonly offered payment instrument for customers. In contrast, bank transfers were the most widely accepted payment method for providers.

Payment methods accepted by digital platforms in selected African countries as of 2018

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March 2019



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Supplementary notes

Countries included in scan: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Note: Payment methods unknown for 20 platforms

Digital platforms include following types: online shopping (goods and restaurants), freelance, e-hailing (incl. carpooling), logistics / courier services, rentals, and other.

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