E-commerce skyrockets, physical retail plummets during Black Friday

South Africa’s e-commerce sector reported a dramatic uptick in sales during the Black Friday weekend, while brick-and-mortar sales plummeted.

20 Nov

Fintech firm Ukheshe buys payments provider Oltio

The deal is set to strengthen Ukheshe’s existing partnership with Mastercard, combining its ability to solve local market pain points with Mastercard’s global scale.


Standard Bank propels contactless payments across Africa

The bank is driving the mass adoption of contactless payments in Africa, as consumers look for safer ways to pay in the wake of COVID-19.

Nov 2, 2020

Mastercard leans on AI to fend off cyber attacks, breaches

The global bank card payment transaction processor is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to keep the digital ecosystem safe.

Oct 20, 2020

Banking, Google alliance promises digital world to SMEs

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google want to help SMEs accelerate digital transformation, in response to operational challenges posed by COVID-19.

Sep 29, 2020

ACI Worldwide and Mastercard to Collaborate and Advance New Payment Solutions and Experiences for Customers

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, and Mastercard, the global multi-rail payments technology company, today announced that they will partner to provide a wide range of real-time payment solutions globally.

Sep 25, 2020

Mastercard gives regional fintech firms market entry, expansion boost

The payments tech company unveils the Fintech Express, which aims to facilitate the launch and expansion of fintech firms in the MEA region.

Sep 10, 2020

Nedbank launches updated Money App Lite

The app includes biometric sign-on; card and PIN registration without going into a branch; and chat functionality to contact an agent directly from the app.

Sep 3, 2020

Mastercard to roll out tokenisation service for SA e-tailers

The new tokenisation service will create a safe and seamless way for local cardholders to transact in-app and online.

Sep 2, 2020

Entersekt rolls out behavioural analytics for real-time risk scoring with NuData Security

Entersekt partners with NuData Security, in an agreement that allows the fintech to tightly integrate NuData’s behavioural analytics solution NuDetect with the Entersekt Secure Platform.

Aug 13, 2020

Mastercard intros SME-in-a-Box to help businesses go digital

The new low-cost payments solution enables small companies to accept a range of digital payments, allowing them to take their businesses online.

Jul 10, 2020

FASTA, Mastercard introduce virtual credit card

The new virtual Mastercard credit card enables consumers to make contactless payments online and instore globally.

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