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Mastercard and Zamtel Partner to Drive Financial Inclusion in Zambia

Today Zamtel, a government-owned telecommunication service provider in Zambia, and Mastercard have announced a strategic partnership that will enable Zamtel Mobile Money customers – even those without bank accounts - to make safe and seamless digital payments on the...

4 Trends Shaping Digital Payments in 2021

As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping. As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced eCommerce and...

Mastercard Expands Cashless Payment Functionality for Uber MEA

Mastercard has introduced a new initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions for Uber across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). As a regional first, the partnership with Mastercard will enable Uber to drive digitisation across their business...

Hellopay to Roll Out Mastercard’s ‘Tap on Phone’ Tech in South Africa

Hellopay and Mastercard have partnered to roll out SoftPOS – a contactless acceptance solution that turns any NFC-enabled Android device into a physical point of sale. This move is expected to boost digital payment acceptance at small informal enterprises in South...

Mastercard Partners with MTN to Enable MoMo Customers to Transact Globally

Mastercard has joined forces with MTN to enable millions of MTN MoMo customers in 16 African countries to shop and pay online with global merchants. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers can...

Mastercard to Support Cryptocurrency Transactions on its Network

Mastercard is preparing for the future of transactions by planning to support cryptocurrency transactions across its network. This comes at a time when these digital assets are becoming a more important part of the payments world, especially during Bitcoin's...

PayCentral and Mastercard Partner to Launch DigiCentral

PayCentral has partnered with Mastercard to launch DigiCentral, a secure online platform that provides small business owners with a simple way of paying out incentives, rewards, gifting, corporate expenses and even salaries to their employees through a prepaid virtual...

South African’s are Shopping More Online Thanks to COVID-19, Research Says

South African's are spending 68% more online now than they were prior to the pandemic, according to a study by Mastercard. Essential items have seen highest surge online with the majority (81%) of SA consumers saying they purchased data, and...

Ukheshe to Acquire Digital Payments Platform, Oltio

Ukheshe has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a digital payments platform that supports Masterpass - Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa with more than 300,000 merchants and billers. The use of QR codes in South Africa provides...

Mastercard Partners with Payment24 to Streamline Payment Solutions

Mastercard and Payment24 have partnered to offer a payment solution that will help fleet management companies streamline payments, create efficiencies and prevent fraud. Payment24’s platform will use Mastercard’s payment technology which is expected to enable drivers to quickly and seamlessly...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

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