Increasing electronic payments adoption in Kenya with GTBank

MasterCard has announced the licensing of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) to issue MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards in Kenya. The collaboration is expected to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the country, especially in the retail banking sector. Read the full press release. GTBank’s recent entry into Kenya has seen...

Sam’s Club Extends Contract for Branded Credit Card Program with GE Capital Retail Bank and Converts Co-Branded Cards to MasterCard

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – April 4, 2014 – Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has finalized a multi-year agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank to extend their existing relationship to provide Sam’s Club-branded credit cards to club members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. As part of the extension, GE...

Tips for Awesome Family Travel

If you’re anything like me, you start planning your next vacation before getting home from the one you’re on. I love to visit new places and get out of my normal routine, and it doesn’t have to be someplace far. Or warm, for that matter. A quick weekend getaway by car...

MasterCard and Ecobank Group partner to accelerate electronic payments adoption in 28 Sub-Saharan African countries

Partnership marks MasterCard’s largest multi-country licensing deal in Africa. More than 60% of Africa’s population to gain access to services To tweet this news, copy and paste <@GroupEcobank, @MasterCardMEA push for electronic payments on SSA #Africa> http://mstr.cd/1akzY0o  Lagos, Nigeria - Ecobank Transnational Inc. (“Ecobank”) and MasterCard, http://newsroom.mastercard.com/ today announced  a multi-country licensing agreement which...

A first in Africa: AfrAsia, MasterCard and Infinia launch pioneering travel rewards program

To tweet this news, copy and paste: XtraMiles rewards programme just launched in #Mauritius by @AfrAsiaBank collaborating with Infinia and #MasterCard http://bit.ly/19ciUvC Mauritius:- AfrAsia Bank and MasterCard introduce Africa’s first travel rewards program offering real time booking on over 450 airlines and at 200,000 hotels to its World and Titanium MasterCard...