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Mastercard SpendingPulse: South African Consumer Spending Shows Moderate Uptick

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types. October – Read More →

Intesa Sanpaolo turns to Gemalto for Italy’s First Biometric Contactless Payment Card Pilot

Gemalto, the leader in digital security, is supplying Intesa Sanpaolo, the number one banking group in ltaly, with the first Mastercard biometric contactless payment card. The pilot promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo Read More →

Interoperability: The Next Phase of Mobile Money

This is the last of a three-part series on the importance of interoperability in the payments space. In the first article we looked at the early history of electronic payments Read More →

Mastercard Meets with CBK Governor to Discuss Kenya’s Digital Payment Ecosystem

As part of his visit to Kenya, Tim Murphy, General Counsel at Mastercard met with Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya to discuss their shared commitment Read More →

Mastercard Partners with DPO Group to Further Boost Pan-African Merchant Payments

Mastercard and DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration Read More →

Black Friday Card Sales Reach 4.8 Million Mark – BankservAfrica

Debit and credit card transactions reached 4.8 million during this year’s Black Friday. This represents a 4% year-on-year growth on 2017’s 4.7 million, according to BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated payments Read More →

Mastercard and Housing Finance Bank Partner to Help Build Uganda’s Digital Payments Ecosystem

Mastercard, in partnership with Housing Finance Bank, has launched Mastercard Debit and Prepaid Card options to the bank’s customers. These payment solutions will deliver a quick, convenient and secure alternative Read More →

Visa and Vivo Energy Partner to Enhance Digital Payments Across 15 African Markets

Visa, the global payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital Read More →

UnionPay Maintains its Position as the World’s Largest Card Scheme

Brand new research from RBR reveals that the number of payment cards in circulation worldwide reached 15 billion at the end of 2017, with UnionPay continuing to hold Read More →

Mastercard Reinforces Commitment to Drive Digital Transformation Agenda in Zimbabwe

Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard’s strong support for the country’s drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth. Read More →

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