Mastercard

Total 29 Posts

FinTech startups are losing against cash

Cashless payments uptake has a huge uphill task to overcome until the merchant value proposition is sorted out.

Mastercard to support payments innovation in Kenya and Nigeria

Mastercard has expanded its Engage programme with the first events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its partnership opportunities.

How easy it is to be scammed using an NFC enabled POS device

Given how easy it is to make payments and how NFC enabled credit cards they require no user input, they present a security risk.

Finalists for 2018 Zambezi Prize for innovation in financial inclusion announced

MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship has announced the 10 Afrikan startups that will be finalists of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize. The Zambezi Prize for innovation in financial inclusion, is being hosted in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation. At stake, for the finalists, will be a

Study hopes to help expand digital financial inclusion

A new study that hopes to help with expanding digital financial inclusion in emerging markets, including Afrika, has been announced. Titled "Aligning Expectations: The Business Case for Financial Inclusion", the study was published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, along with

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile devices. Retail in

QR payments now possible in Tanzania

People in Tanzania can now make payments for various goods and services using QR codes. This is the result of a partnership between Mastercard and Tigo which will give Tanzanians the ability to use their Tigo Pesa app to make QR payments with Masterpass QR. The interoperable QR payments solution