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SOUTH Africa could soon become one of more than 190 countries that use PayPal, an online payment system, if First National Bank launches the service in April.
News that FNB, one of SA's big four banks, was engaged in plans to bring the banking system to SA was leaked to social networking engine Twitter on Sunday, and was welcomed by consumers and businesses alike.
PayPal allows more secure online trade and enables users to shop on the Internet without revealing their credit card details.
One big benefit in South Africa would be for businesses trying to attract foreign buyers, who up until now have not been able to easily buy local products online.
According to prevailing SA banking laws, PayPal would be illegal unless it succeeded in acquiring a banking licence in the country.
However, another option would be to join forces with a local bank that already has a licence, as in the speculated case of FNB.
Khulekani Dlamini, portfolio manager at Afena Capital, said PayPal allowed for online payment to be facilitated easier and traders such as EBay and Amazon were behind lobbying for its introduction.
Dlamini said the SA Reserve Bank would have to scrap part of the exchange control laws or come up with new regulations to meet the pay system's mode of operation.
FNB declined to disclose any information on their plans.