Zim's EcoCash disables foreign payments on forex shortage

2017-10-13 06:00

Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has disabled international payments on its Mastercard-linked EcoCash mobile money debit card, citing foreign currency shortages.

Killing cash

2017-05-07 06:10

The death of physical currency is slowly approaching and the scramble to replace it is already in full swing.

Credit card or selfie? Mastercard starts biometric payments

2016-10-04 16:40

Shoppers in a dozen European countries can make online payments using a selfie from Tuesday, under a rollout by Mastercard of new payment technology.

Mastercard buys majority stake in VocaLink

2016-07-25 19:30

Mastercard has agreed to buy a controlling stake in VocaLink Holdings, which handles most payroll and household bill processing in the UK.

SA's super rich increases, rich declines - report

2016-05-01 21:00

The number of so-called ultra-high net worth individuals - or super rich - in South Africa has increased by 18% since 2007, according to a report.

'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.


International visitors spend R35bn in Jozi to shop, sleep, eat

2017-10-12 15:41

Johannesburg is the city in Africa where international visitors spent the most in 2016 - a total of about R35bn, while Cape Town came in second and Durban eighth.

Using your fingerprint

2017-04-25 10:31

In a global first, Mastercard has announced a next-generation biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

Fingerprint authentication coming to SA bank cards

2016-07-26 14:34

The Payments Association of South Africa has introduced a new standard that would see fingerprint authentication for card payments becoming a reality in the near future.

Sainsbury wins £69m in Mastercard card-free dispute

2016-07-14 19:00

Sainsbury has been awarded £69m by a London judge following a long-running dispute over fees charged on card transactions with Mastercard.

Passwords the 'pet hate' of South Africans

2015-12-10 14:03

Digital keys have emerged as the bane of South Africans who use the internet, a survey has found.

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.

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