Online Shopping Security in the Spotlight – MasterCard Africa Survey

The latest MasterCard Online Shopping Behaviour Study reveals that 90% of South African respondents cite the availability of secure payment facilities as critical when shopping online. Concern around the safety of online transactions was the reason 42% gave for not shopping online in the last three months, up 4% from last year. When asked how

MasterCard Launches Priceless Africa Campaign in SA

MasterCard has introduced the Priceless Africa campaign to South Africa, bringing the global Priceless Cities programme to Africa for the first time. Dedicated to bringing consumers closer to their passions while celebrating the spirit of Africa, the popular campaign offers a collection of special discounts and rare experiences, curated just for MasterCard cardholders. Travel, attractions,

SASSA MasterCard Debit Card Boosts Financial Inclusion

Following the 10 million South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) MasterCard Debit card milestone announcement, an independent consumer survey has attributed this program as being one of the largest contributors to increasing financial inclusion in South Africa. According to FinScope South Africa 2013, South Africa’s banked population has grown 8% since 2012, with 75% (27.4

South African Consumer Confidence Improves – MasterCard Index

South African consumer confidence has improved for the second half of 2013 according to the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence. With a score of 56.3, the Index currently describes local consumer confidence as ‘neutral-positive’. This is an increase of 8.3 points from the somewhat pessimistic score of 48 recorded six months ago. Now in

MasterCard and Blue Label Telecoms to Equip 22,000 Traders in SA

MasterCard and Blue Label Telecoms Limited (Blue Label) today announced a partnership that will see 22,000 small traders and rural shops in South Africa equipped with Point of Sale (POS) devices, enabling them to accept card payments for the first time. Blue Label currently provides thousands of POS terminals in South Africa, which are used