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    MasterCard reveals leadership shuffle

    November 4, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard reveals leadership shuffle

    MasterCard has announced a series of Middle East and Africa leadership changes, effective January 1, 2016. Raghu Malhotra has been appointed president, Middle East and Africa, taking over from Michael Miebach, who will become chief product officer, based at...

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    Tata & MasterCard to empower 100 mln women

    October 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tata & MasterCard to empower 100 mln women

    At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100...

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    10 payment myths busted

    August 10, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 payment myths busted

    According to MasterCard, sometimes a convenient payment solution to make your life easier might seem too good to be true, but with the rise of technology it really is possible. For example, electronic payment developments such as contactless cards and digital...

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    MasterCard Multi-currency passport App launches in SA

    February 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard Multi-currency passport App launches in SA

    MasterCard has launched the MasterCard Multi-currency Cash Passport mobile app in South Africa. The app aims to provide Multi-currency Cash Passport cardholders with an easier platform when managing their account’s. According to MasterCard and Access...

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    South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

    January 26, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

    South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.” According to MasterCard, the report explores the progress that 30 developed and...

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    East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

    December 4, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

    MasterCard has unveiled the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to impact more than 100 million people globally by developing practical and cost-effective financial tools that expand access and help build stable futures...

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    Zimbabwe: Mahindra Comviva debuts connectMoney

    November 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mahindra Comviva debuts connectMoney

    Mahindra Comviva announced the debut of its connectMoney Service Manager. The announcement is part of a deal with Zimbabwe operator Econet Wireless. As a part of the deployment of connectMoney Service Manager, Econet Wireless has issued MasterCard debit cards...

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    Nigeria: MasterCard-branded National eID Card launched

    August 29, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MasterCard-branded National eID Card launched

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic...

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    MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

    July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

    According to MasterCard, MasterPass enables consumers to make convenient, simple, fast and secure digital payments. Digital wallets accessible through the MasterPass acceptance network allow consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit,...

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    Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya

    July 16, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Paynet extends chip adoption in Kenya

    The development sees over 1 Million units of magnetic stripe cards held by customers of VISA, MasterCard and Kenya Bankers Association being replaced with the higher security EMV payment cards – carrying either VISA or MasterCard chip technology –...

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    AppLab Money to bank Kenya’s unbanked

    April 15, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on AppLab Money to bank Kenya’s unbanked

    MasterCard has announced a collaboration with Grameen Foundation on AppLab Money, an initiative that is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and under-banked in Kenya. Grameen Foundation will work with Jamii Bora Bank to...

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    Kenya: MasterCard aims to increase electronic payments

    April 8, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: MasterCard aims to increase electronic payments

    MasterCard today announced the licensing of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) to issue MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards in Kenya. The collaboration is expected to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the country, especially in the retail...

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    Kenya: MasterCard, Paynet bank on EMV

    July 31, 2013 • East Africa, SecurityComments Off on Kenya: MasterCard, Paynet bank on EMV

    MasterCard today signed a deal with regional card processor Paynet Group to partner in a local initiative geared towards encouraging the switch from magnetic strip to EMV cards. Dubbed “The Great Migration to EMV Chip,” the local initiative brings...

  • Africa technology on the rise say Tech Demo delegates

    May 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa technology on the rise say Tech Demo delegates

    Africa is unique and home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies globally and, from a mobile point of view, exhibits the second fastest growth outside of Asia. Decision makers across ICT businesses on the continent have gathered on the first day of...

  • Nigeria: citizens can bank on national ID system

    May 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: citizens can bank on national ID system

    The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard have announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa the roll-out of 13 million MasterCard-branded National Identity Smart Cards with electronic payment capability as a pilot program....

  • Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    May 2, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    With the pervasive power of mobile technology, continuous rollout of solutions and undeniable influence of broadband connectivity in commerce, it is unsurprising that the finance sector has emerged as a strong example of just how far technology has...