Cairo, Egypt – Jan. 15, 2020 – Mastercard announced a global effort to pay garment factory workers digitally, a pivot from traditional cash payroll, to ensure they receive their hard-earned wages securely and consistently. With industry partners including Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer and Vanity Fair Corp., and in conjunction with global nonprofit …
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Black Friday discounts spur shopping frenzy, with retail sales up 11.6 percent compared to last year Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 December 2019 – 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 including cash and cheques. Black …
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Mastercard Send™ for Cross-Border enables faster, frictionless international payments with enhanced certainty and transparency SABB continues to lead in digital payments adoption, now as the first bank in Saudi Arabia to use Mastercard’s cross-border payments platform 17 December 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  Through Mastercard Send for Cross-Border, a push-payments platform that allows for real-time fund …
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Third edition of Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs profiles the progress and achievement of women entrepreneurs across 58 societies around the world Africa – 18 December 2019 – The third edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has listed three African countries as global leaders in terms of women-owned businesses. Uganda, Ghana and Botswana …
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  Durban, South Africa, 3 December 2019 –  uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept digital payments through Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital payment service. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend to …
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