'Death of the store' exaggerated - retail expert

2015-11-03 21:30

Ten years ago people said the internet is killing stores, but it turns out the concept of “the death of the store” was exaggerated, a retail expert tells Fin24.

Govt aims to turn youth into job creators from job seekers

2015-10-29 13:03

The youth revolts are because of an economic crisis and if it is not improved, the results will be the same as what happened in North Africa, says a government official.

5 tips to beat cyber crooks after your cash

2015-09-18 08:58

As cyber criminals target internet users for financial data, it becomes more important to ensure that you stay safe online.

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".


Emerging young voices rise in African agriculture

2015-11-02 18:19

Transformation in Africa will require that young people harness the opportunities that are before them, says the president of The MasterCard Foundation.

Guess the Finalists of RWC 2015 and WIN!

2015-10-20 00:00

Think you know who will contest the Final of Rugby World Cup 2015 ? If so, you could win R3 000 with MasterCard and Sport24!

MasterCard announces Somali deal

2015-06-03 12:19

MasterCard has announced a partnership with Premier Bank to become the first international payments network to enter Somalia.

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.

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