16 Feb

MTN, Mastercard boost e-commerce payments across Africa

Through a strategic partnership, MTN customers with a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to their MoMo wallets can make payments to global merchants.


Mastercard is latest big-name to endorse crypto-currencies

The company prepares for the future of crypto payments, announcing that this year it will start supporting select crypto-currencies on its network.

Jan 20, 2021

Mastercard study predicts massive fintech disruption in Africa

The Mastercard Economics Institute says the opportunity for fintech disruption is high in Africa, with digitisation enabling financial inclusion in emerging markets.

Jan 14, 2021

SA’s e-commerce boom fuels demand for skills

The country's booming e-commerce sector is leading to high demand for online retail skills, say industry pundits.

Dec 1, 2020

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.

Nov 20, 2020

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.

Nov 13, 2020

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.

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