Innovative digital solutions will enhance mobile-based payments for issuers, merchants, acquirers and consumers Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 January 2020 – Mastercard, a technology leader in the global payments industry, and its strategic partner, Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, have collaborated to launch a new …
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Micro-retailers to receive $150,000 worth of financial support, free health products and training, to ease the economic impact of the pandemic. Kenya, 18 January 2021: Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank have built on their partnership to support micro-merchants in Kenya by expanding their current Jaza Duka program to provide an extensive COVID-19 relief package to …
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Mastercard Economics Institute report estimates that 20-30% of the COVID-related surge in e-commerce spending to be a permanent feature in share of overall retail spending Trend away from cash is expected to be more persistent in economies such as the UAE; the e-commerce opportunity in East Africa is significant to bridge the digital divide Young …
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Mastercard has announced a partnership with Carticard, egabi FSI’s strategic partner, to offer Carticard customers improved digital payment solutions while incorporating more people into the digital economy.
The new partnership will enable Carticard to directly distribute loans through Mastercard prepaid cards and will enable smoother digital transactions and help users to minimize the use of cash by providing them with access to safe, fast and convenient card payments.

Collaboration will use interactive mobile messaging, providing entrepreneurs with free business and financial literacy training Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 December 2020:  Informal micro-enterprises are among those whose businesses have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, with nearly two thirds of these businesses stating that they are not performing well after lockdown, according to a recent  …
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