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KCB-Affiliated Distribution Platform Kasha Partners with Mastercard’s Jaza Duka to Lend to Female Entrepreneurs

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Payments corporation Mastercard has announced that its microcredit lending platform Jaza Duka will be supplemented by Kasha, a digital retail and distribution platform. The development...

MasterCard, Opay Partner to Intro Bank Independent Virtual Payment Solution

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Payments and digital loan firm OPay has announced a new partnership with Mastercard that will see it offer Mastercard's virtual payment solution. The product...

PesaLink, Mastercard To Offer Government Payment Solutions

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PesaLink has announced an MoU with Mastercard that will see the two firms create digital payment solutions. The move seeks to boost the adoption...

Kenyan Among Winners of Inaugural Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022

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Mastercard has announced the winners of the first Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 at a virtual ceremony. The event recognized the success of women-led businesses...
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Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

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Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...

Nominations for Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 Now Open

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Women-owned and run businesses have been at the forefront when it comes to tapping the power of the digital economy. Mastercard has now opened...
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Mastercard Makes Further In-roads in Somalia with New Ecommerce Card

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MyBank, Mastercard and Network International have partnered to launch a new Mastercard debit card that seamlessly enables online shopping in Somalia. The development is part...

Mastercard Sets Out to Alleviate Small Businesses’ Financial Constraints Through Strive

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Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment...

WhatsApp Pay and Telkom Pay in South Africa Now Work Together Thanks to MasterCard

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Less than two months ago, WhatsApp Pay launched in South Africa. The payments platform had been launched in other parts of the world, including Latin...
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Mastercard, Visa, eBay and Stripe Join PayPal in Calling It Quits on Facebook Libra

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Facebook Libra, the giant social media network's cryptocurrency project is now 6 members short. The project was announced in June and got support from...
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Airtel Africa Teams Up with Mastercard to Take Digital Payments to the Masses

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Airtel Africa and Mastercard have announced a partnership that will see them serve a substantial customer base of more than 100 million in the...

Why Kenyans Are Against Huduma Card and Huduma Namba Registration

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Kenyans are particularly a bitter people today if the uproar on social media platforms is anything to go by. The primary cause of the...
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Mastercard and Western Union Exploring Mobile and Digital Payments in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp

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Following the realization that refugees can be emerging economies in their own right, Western Union and Mastercard have come together to turn refugee communities...
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Your MasterCard Credit Card Will Soon Have a Fingerprint Reader Embedded on it

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In the western world, credit cards are simply swipe-to-pay. The user is not required to input a pin. Closer home, we have Chip-and-PIN cards,...
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Mastercard’s 2KUZE is the Newest Platform Eyeing Digitization of Kenya’s Agriculture Supply Chain

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Mastercard launched 2KUZE in Kenya, an app developed by Mastercard Lab aimed at giving farmers access to more buyers.
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Samsung Partners with MasterCard for Europe-wide Rollout of Samsung Pay

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Samsung is partnering with financial services giant MasterCard for the launch of its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, in Europe later in the year....

MasterCard, Visa to use Host Card Emulation for Secure Mobile Payments

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As of November 2013, Android 4.4 included HCE (Host Card Emulation) support. HCE allows any NFC application on an Android device to emulate a...

MasterCard, Etisalat and EBC Bring Mobile Money To Egypt

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Flous is a mobile money product created from the partnership between MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt and Etisalat. The payment gateway will serve a...

120 Million Nigerians To Receive MasterCard Branded National Identity Smart Cards

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The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard have announced a pilot project to roll out 13 million MasterCard-branded National Identity Smart Cards...