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 are blurring the lines between card-not-present and card-present transactions. Payments Afrika attended the recent Retail Congress Africa conference and had an opportunity to speak to

MasterCard Identity Check to Simplify and Strengthen Online Shopping

MasterCard introduced MasterCard Identity Check, a suite of technology solutions that leverage advanced technologies to prove a consumer’s identity and further simplify the online shopping experience. Existing methods to prove an identity online can take shoppers away from a retailer’s website. This final step can be time consuming and potentially result in the purchase being

MasterCard Launches Global Digital Payment Platform MasterPass in Hong Kong

Embracing Hongkongers’ growing passion for online shopping, MasterCard launched MasterPass, a new digital payment platform, for the first time in Hong Kong, delivering a seamless, faster and safer online shopping experience for local consumers. With MasterPass, consumers can securely store their MasterCard and other branded card information all in one convenient place, along with shipping

MasterCard Brings World-Class Stadium Technology to Chile with Qkr!

For the first time in Latin America, MasterCard rolled out in Chile a digital payment and shopping technology present in world-class stadiums. Called Qkr!, the app is available for Android and iOS devices and was developed by the company internationally under the “quicker” concept to make online shopping faster. This technology provides customers with faster,

MasterCard and Wayfair Make Shopping Simple with MasterPass

Purchasing home furnishings, décor and goods is about to get even easier when you shop at, AllModern, Birch Lane, DwellStudio, and Joss & Main. Starting this fall, MasterPass from MasterCard will provide a simple and secure online shopping experience for the Wayfair family of brands as well as within the mobile apps for,

MBNA goes Digital with the Launch of a Pilot for the MBNA Wallet

MBNA has, in partnership with MasterCard, launched a trial of a digital wallet. Once the trial is complete in early 2015, the MBNA Wallet could be quickly rolled out to customers. This will enable customers to securely store their credit and debit cards in their ‘e-wallet’ and, at the checkout for their online shopping, select

Mobile Payments, Banks Drove Excellent e-commerce Growth in 2014

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate and the growth is set to continue during 2015. “The number of merchants we serve doubled this year, and the vast majority of those are new entrants to the market,” says PayGate CEO Peter Harvey. “We’ve also seen significant

MasterCard Launches MasterPass in the UAE

Residents of the United Arab Emirates will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the launch of the innovative, global MasterCard digital service, MasterPass. MasterPass offers consumers a hassle-free way to make convenient, simple, fast and secure payments online. Digital wallets powered by MasterPass will allow consumers in the

DHL’s Survey Reveals Emerging Markets Offer Highest Growth for e-Commerce

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, who says the recently released ‘Shop the World!’ report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential for the eCommerce industry.

MasterCard Delivers New Online Shopping Experience with Digital Payments Platform MasterPass

Online shopping in Singapore is now even simpler with the launch of MasterPass. MasterPass eliminates the need for consumers to enter detailed shipping and card information to complete their online shopping at MasterPass merchant sites. Consumers can securely store MasterCard and other branded credit, debit and prepaid card information address books and more. This simplifies