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Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help get SMEs selling online

By Staff Writer 19 October 2020

Partnership sees SMEs get free access to Standard Bank’s SimplyBlu powered by Mastercard plus free Google Ads to the value of R500. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Mastercard collaborate to accelerate innovation

By Staff Writer 31 July 2020

Microsoft and Mastercard have announced a new collaboration, aimed at building pathways to financial security and provide tools for sustainable growth FULL STORY >

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FNB to introduce Virtual Card by October 2020

By Staff Writer 29 July 2020

FNB and RMB Private Bank App users can use Virtual Cards for QR code payments via Scan to Pay for a completely contactless digital experience at Point of Sale. FULL STORY >

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FNB provides tips on how to protect yourself from card fraud during Festive Season

By Staff Writer 17 December 2019

The head of Fraud at FNB Card shares some safety tips to help customers protect themselves. FULL STORY >

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uKheshe partners with Mastercard to bring mobile payments to unbanked South Africans

By Press Release 3 December 2019

uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to... FULL STORY >

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Samsung Pay Protects South Africans from Card Skimmers

By Press Release 4 October 2019

With a new wave of card-skimming hotspots, more people are going cardless. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom launches VodaPay Masterpass app for safe, convenient digital payments

By Ryan Noik 9 July 2019

It’s some good news for Vodacom users as the company launched its VodaPay Masterpass this week. FULL STORY >

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Oracle announces new Java Card 3.1 update to boost IoT security

By Ryan Noik 18 January 2019

Oracle has led the charge on both IoT and security fronts, announcing the general availability of Java Card 3.1, an update to the popular application security platform. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Payments in Africa drives innovation

By Ryan Noik 19 October 2018

Demand on the continent for geographically dispersed, less expensive and more efficient local and cross-border payments systems is accelerating development. Hannalie Marsh, General Manager of Wirecard South Africa, explains. FULL STORY >

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PCI DSS update - SSL gets the boot

By Press Release 8 August 2018

The latest update to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a small but important one. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard announces roadmap for contactless payments consistency

By Press Release 4 June 2018

Every cardholder across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific will be able to tap their Mastercard or device in stores by 2023, according to company's latest roadmap. FULL STORY >

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IFC, Mastercard foundation extend financial inclusion for millions in Africa

By Press Release 17 May 2018

The Partnership for Financial Inclusion has been an important actor in helping to drive financial inclusion in Africa. FULL STORY >

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Prilex: POS malware evolves to target chip and PIN-protected cards

By Press Release 19 March 2018

Kaspersky Lab researchers have revealed that the group behind the Prilex point-of-sale malware can now turn stolen credit card data into functional plastic cards. FULL STORY >

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Women entrepreneurs making headway in South Africa, but roadblocks remain – Mastercard Index

By Opinion 8 March 2018

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained by a lack of... FULL STORY >

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South Africa falls behind in BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard rankings

By Press Release 7 March 2018

South Africa has dropped in the latest Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, indicating legal constraints, according to the Business Software Alliance. FULL STORY >

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