Capitec is on a digital roll in recent weeks, launching its first virtual card option, now followed by a brand new digital payment option for its customers. The bank just announced that it’s adding Scan to Pay capability to its app, making the feature available to all existing customers.
It includes QR code payment support built right into the app. This means you won’t need to download third-party QR Code payment apps like Snapscan or Zapper to make a payment this way. The feature will work with all of these major QR-based payment gateways from today.
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“The new addition was fast-tracked during the pandemic as it allows clients to pay without touching any surface other than their own phone. 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,” the company says.
It makes sense in a pandemic-stricken world, where more and more consumers have opted for contactless payments due to health and safety reasons. Scan-to-pay makes PayPoint payments completely contactless as you won’t need to enter a PIN following the sale.
In addition to this feature, Capitec has bolstered digital innovation within its app. It’s launched its new virtual card, and integration with Easy Equities, an investment platform, to allow clients to invest in shares on both the South African and American stock exchanges directly from their app