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.

Credit card fraud declines

2014-10-08 12:16

Credit card fraud has dropped by 15% in South Africa over the past year, but consumers still do not protect their PIN code, research has showed.

Visa launches new service to pay online

2014-07-17 11:36

Visa has launched a new online checkout service that eliminates typing in card numbers.

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.

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".

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.

Smart payments with your smartphone

2013-02-25 20:36

US credit card giant Visa has announced a global alliance with Samsung to let shoppers make payments by waving their smartphones near a special reader.

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.

Card is king in SA - survey

2012-08-29 17:12

South Africans and Koreans are the top cards over cash adopters in the world, a survey shows.

Facebook debit cards for SA

2012-08-22 15:30

The world's first Facebook branded Visa debit card is set to be launched in South Africa, a report says.

WikiLeaks takes on Visa and Mastercard

2011-07-14 17:50

Corruption-busting website WikiLeaks has filed a complaint with the European Commission, saying Visa and MasterCard blocked donations to it.

Visa buys SA mobile payments firm

2011-06-09 12:58

The world's largest credit card network, Visa, says it will acquire Fundamo in a deal worth more than R700m.

US sues credit card giants

2010-10-05 08:41

The US government has sued credit card groups, including MasterCard and Visa, claiming that they "hold consumers hostage".

Fans didn't hold back on card swipes

2010-07-14 10:31

Payment card group Visa says spending by its foreign clients visiting South Africa in the lead-up and during the FIFA World Cup totalled R2.4bn.


Credit card fraud declines

2014-10-08 14:20

Credit card fraud has dropped by 15% in South Africa over the past year, but consumers still do not protect their PIN code, research has showed.

Parliament to be petitioned on visa regulations

2014-08-20 12:32

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde plans to petition parliament to suspend the new visa regulations due to come into effect on October 1.

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.

Africa Live Wins Africa App Quest

2013-09-11 11:10

Take a look at what has been voted Africa’s leading tourism app at the E-Tourism Africa Summit.

Compromised PIN tops card fraud list

2013-04-29 14:45

South Africans are still too lax when it comes to safety measures to secure PIN code secrecy, research shows.

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.

New team effort to promote Brand SA

2012-11-15 15:19

Visa and South African Tourism have signed an agreement to cooperate closely to promote the country’s tourist attractions to a global audience.

Facebook debit cards for SA

2012-08-22 20:17

The world's first Facebook branded Visa debit card is set to be launched in South Africa, a report says.

Cellphones the new personal ATM

2012-03-04 22:41

Paying with a cellphone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and internet players all jumping in to offer payment options.

Wikileaks Visa, Mastercard live again

2011-07-07 21:59

Seven months after Visa and MasterCard blocked credit card payments to WikiLeaks, donating to the whistleblower website using plastic has become possible again.

WikiLeaks defended by 'amateurs'

2010-12-14 12:01

The internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks' release of US diplomatic cables has been called the first "global cyberwar", but at closer look it's really more of an amateur brawl.

Fans' card spend tops R3bn

2010-08-30 11:36

The SA economy experienced a R3.1bn boost in foreign Visa card spending in the lead-up to and during the World Cup, cardholder-spending data from Visa shows.

Fans not shy of flashing credit cards

2010-06-23 12:52

The economy has seen an initial boost in visitor spending related to the 2010 World Cup, according to payment card company Visa.

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