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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...

  • 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,...

  • 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 –...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

    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...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa’s first multi-currency prepaid card

    April 16, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa’s first multi-currency prepaid card

    I&M Bank has announced a partnership with MasterCard that will see the introduction of the first ever MasterCard branded multi-currency Prepaid travel cards in Sub-Saharan Africa. The I&M MasterCard multi-currency Prepaid cards will enable cardholders...

  • MasterCard, Equity Bank launch MPOS offering in Kenya

    February 27, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MasterCard, Equity Bank launch MPOS offering in Kenya

    As Kenya continues to push the value of paperless money transfer and mobile money services, MasterCard and Equity Bank have joined forces to launch Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) technology. “MasterCard and Equity Bank have partnered with Ezetap, a MPOS...

  • Absa starts NFC trials for retail

    December 6, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa starts NFC trials for retail

    Absa has become the first bank in South Africa to roll out their NFC (near-field communication) trials for mobile phones. The trail will initially start with just 500 users, and should get underway in the middle of December. “Absa is the first institution...

  • E-commerce that suits you and converts customers

    November 25, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on E-commerce that suits you and converts customers

    SA e-business is on the up and up. MasterCard’s recent survey of online shopping habits shows that 51% of connected South Africans shop online – 75% of them in the last three months. With these encouraging findings in mind, businesses know they have to...

  • Blackberry NFC certified by MasterCard

    October 26, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Blackberry NFC certified by MasterCard

    Research In Motion has announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. The certification was granted on the basis of the...

  • Kenya gets world’s first virtual payment card

    September 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (3)

    Airtel Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and MasterCard Worldwide have announced the availability of the world’s first virtual payments card that operates off a mobile phone-based wallet in Kenya called PayOnline. Kenya is the first market in the world to...

  • MasterCard launch electronic bill-paying services with Fawry

    July 22, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard launch electronic bill-paying services with Fawry

    The Egyptian Electronic bill presentment & payment (EBPP) company Fawry announced it is joining forces with MasterCard to provide payment services to Egyptian customers, the Middle Eastern News service Bawaba reported Wednesday. Fawry’s EBPP consolidate...