ARTICLES RELATING TO MASTERCARD

UK firm looks to expand financial services for kids

2015-04-15 14:00

Osper, a British company that provides pre-paid debit cards for children, is looking for partners and plans to offer new services and expand into Europe and the US.

MasterCard fraud levels at 'historic lows' in SA

2015-02-03 08:55

An expert has said that South Africa's banking sector has been forward thinking in terms of adopting chip and PIN technology which helps mitigate card-related crimes.

Cape Town consumers most optimistic, Jozi least

2014-10-29 12:00

While consumers in Cape Town have become much more optimistic, those in Johannesburg are more pessimistic, according to a consumer confidence index.

Russia plans alternative to Visa, Mastercard

2014-03-27 10:01

Russia has revived plans to develop its own card payment system to cut its dependence on Visa and Mastercard after US sanctions led to disruptions.

MasterCard suffers setback fees fight

2014-01-30 18:30

MasterCard's five-year battle to keep multi-billion-euro cross-border card fees has been dealt a blow when an adviser backed efforts to reduce such charges.

Grants increase financial inclusion - survey

2013-11-14 15:27

Since March 2012 10 million debit cards have been issued to grant recipients, following the introduction of a new grant disbursement system.

New way to secure digital payments

2013-10-02 20:00

Consumer demand for increased protection of digital payments has led Visa, MasterCard and American Express to propose a new global use of "tokens".

Shoppers go online to save, poll shows

2013-07-08 18:36

Is being a shopaholic taking a toll on your wallet or purse? A survey shows that impulsive buying is greatly reduced when shopping online so you could save more.

Firm in global ATM heist speaks out

2013-05-13 18:28

An Indian company involved in a worldwide ATM heist has acknowledged that hackers breached its security to increase the limits on some pre-paid card accounts.

Firms battle for slice of 'mobile money'

2013-02-25 19:14

Big financial groups wanting a stake in the lucrative mobile money market are tapping into innovative technology to cash in on shoppers' digital wallets.

 

Fridges, cars are world’s ‘future’ payment devices

2015-02-03 18:20

In the future, your fridge could start ordering your milk when it sees it running out, says an expert from MasterCard.

Visa, MasterCard stop supporting bank cards

2014-12-29 11:15

The world's two largest credit and debit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, says they could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea.

Retailers push into mobile payment market

2014-04-07 10:25

Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa and MasterCard in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs and increase customer loyalty.

Visa, MasterCard resume services in Russia

2014-03-23 19:35

Visa and MasterCard have resumed services for payment transactions for clients at Russia's SMP bank, whose main shareholders were affected by US sanctions.

Big banks see rich opportunities

2013-12-09 19:11

Providing the world's poorest with access to financial products is a major growth opportunity as the market for affluent clients becomes saturated, a report says.

Consumers take on five digital personas

2013-10-03 12:07

Research has identified the five different digital personas and related distinct habits consumers take on when they go online.

SA consumer confidence lowest in Africa - index

2013-09-16 15:11

Consumers in Johannesburg are the most optimistic in South Africa, while Cape Town shows the smallest growth in confidence, according to an index.

WikiLeaks card donations flow again

2013-07-04 08:00

International credit card donations to WikiLeaks are flowing again after an Icelandic court ruling forced MasterCard and Visa's local agent to process payments.

MasterCard fees come under scrutiny

2013-04-09 20:22

A probe has been launched into MasterCard over fees for non-European cardholders, which could see it fined up to $740m or 10% of its 2012 profit if found guilty.

UK hackers jailed over PayPal attack

2013-01-24 20:49

Two computer hackers have been jailed by a London court for a series of cyber-attacks by the hacking group Anonymous that cost the US online payments giant PayPal millions of dollars.

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