A recovery of sales in brick-and-mortar stores has failed to derail the momentum of e-commerce growth, which is increasingly becoming the new normal, according to SA’s most valuable bank, FNB.

The total e-commerce spend recorded on FNB Merchant Services grew 19% year on year during the first half of 2021 year on year, FNB said in a statement, while during the same period, the active e-commerce merchant base increased 22%...

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