Caryn Mather

Caryn conducts research in banking and payments across Africa and is a regular contributor to Payments Afrika.

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Anti-Money Laundering Event to Highlight Key Industry Trends and Challenges

The Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference 2017 will take place on the 08 & 09 November 2017 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. The conference, organised by Trade Conferences Read More →

Visa Emphasises the Importance of Security in New Payment Channels

The world of payments is evolving, and the future of payments security will see a number of developments as more people embrace online and mobile payments. The consumer environment is seeing Read More →

Smart2Pay Releases Magento 2.0 Plugin

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MasterCard and the ‘Customer of Tomorrow’

Speaking at the Retail Congress Africa in Cape Town recently, James House CEO of 5one, a global retail consultancy purchased by MasterCard in 2014, discussed how the evolving retail environment Read More →

MasterCard: The Future of Payments is Mobile

There is a digital convergence happening in the payments space. Online shopping, mobile devices, and pervasive connectivity are redefining the roles of ‘traditional’ and ‘emerging’ payments systems, while mobile devices Read More →

MasterCard Launches Safety Net to Protect Against Cyber Hacking of Banks and Processors in Europe

MasterCard announced the launch of Safety Net in Europe. Safety Net is a global tool that reduces the impact of cyber hacking of banks and processors. It is designed to Read More →

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection and MasterCard Team Up to Pay Claims Directly to Debit Cards

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Data is the New Oil

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Snapchat Partners with Square to Launch Snapcash

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