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What is SID Instant EFT?

SID Instant EFT (electronic funds transfer) has been one of South Africa’s most trusted online payment methods since 2007. SID allows you to pay SA-Venues.com directly from your bank account via your existing internet banking facility.

Don’t panic if you’ve never used SID before. It’s easy! You don’t require any banking or payment information from SA-Venues.com prior to completing your payment as SID automatically populates the payment details for you. There’s no shopper registration required and you can complete your payment in 5 easy steps.

  1. Select the SID payment method at checkout.
  2. Select your bank.
  3. Next, please enter your login details for your internet banking account. Rest assured, you are logging directly into your internet banking account and your bank security will remain in place.
  4. Select the bank account you wish to pay from (If you have more than one account linked to your internet banking profile).
  5. Complete the payment by entering a One-time PIN received from your bank, or responding to a push message received from your bank (You will be directed back to the SA-Venues.com website once payment has been completed).

SA-Venues.com will receive instant payment confirmation, so you don’t have to fax or email your proof of payment, and your booking can be confirmed immediately. SID’s smooth, automated payment process makes online payment quick, convenient and secure!

Is SID Secure?

Your Data is Not Stored:
SID uses advanced encryption to ensure complete data protection, and although SID invokes your internet banking service, it does not store your bank account login details such as usernames and passwords.

Internet Banking Security:
SID allows online payments to be made securely, via the internet banking platforms of South Africa’s most trusted banks. SID transactions are thus subject to the same, comprehensive security provided by your bank’s internet banking platform. You will still need to enter a One-time PIN received from your bank, or respond to a push message received from your bank in order to complete the payment.

100% Trusted and Certified:
SID is independently monitored and verified by leading privacy and security certification specialists, Trust Guard, and GoDaddy, thereby providing even greater protection and peace of mind.

Why choose the SID payment method?

No Credit Card Needed:
You’re no longer forced to draw on credit in order to make online purchases. SID gives you the freedom to shop online without a credit card.

Easy Payment Process:
By automatically populating the transaction details, SID eliminates finger errors, giving you peace of mind and making payment quick and easy.

SID is Mobile-Friendly:
You don’t have to register in order to make SID payments. Anyone with a supported internet banking facility can use SID to pay online.

Real-Time Order Confirmation:
An instant payment receipt is issued, so you don’t waste time waiting for payment confirmation, and your booking can be completed immediately.

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