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Standard Bank, Mastercard And Google Collaborate To Help SMEs Open Their Digital Doors And Reach More Customers

Partnership sees SMEs get free access to Standard Bank’s SimplyBlu powered by Mastercard plus free Google Ads to the value of R500 As Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) accelerate digital transformation efforts in response to the pandemic, today Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help them move their businesses online, accept digital payments and …

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Mastercard Leads The Payments Industry Forward To A More Sustainable Future

Directory of Sustainable Card Materials and Vendors Now Available 60+ Financial Institutions Have Issued Cards Made From Recyclable, Bio-Sourced, Chlorine-Free, Degradable And Ocean Plastics More than three quarters of people say they are “very concerned” about the environment and feel companies should be doing more to address their impact on the planet . As consumers …

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Mastercard Leads The Payments Industry Forward To A More Sustainable Future

Directory of Sustainable Card Materials and Vendors Now Available 60+ Financial Institutions Have Issued Cards Made From Recyclable, Bio-Sourced, Chlorine-Free, Degradable And Ocean Plastics More than three quarters of people say they are “very concerned”[3]about the environment and feel companies should be doing more to address their impact on the planet[4]. As consumers look for …

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FASTA and Mastercard join forces to launch FASTACard – South Africa’s first virtual credit card

Consumers can quickly and easily access FASTA’s credit facility at the point of purchase via a virtual Mastercard credit card, enabling them to pay for goods and services at millions of online and instore merchants globally FASTA, a digital lending fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch FASTACard, South Africa’s first virtual Mastercard credit card. …

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Equity Group Foundation And Mastercard Foundation Ensure Wings To Fly And Elimu Scholars Continue Their Education

A commitment of USD $1.93M supports learning during the COVID-19 lockdown NAIROBI, Kenya, June 15, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Equity Group Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to support over 14,600 students in the Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarship programs to access education at home during the current COVID-19 lockdown. …

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Mastercard Builds On Covid-19 Response With Commitment To Connect 1 Billion People, 50 Million Small Businesses, 25 Million Women Entrepreneurs

Programs like the Mastercard Farmer Network and Kasha are connecting people across East Africa Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years; Maximizes technology, partnerships to deliver aid, insights and access to businesses and communities; Programs like the Mastercard Farmer Network and Kasha are connecting people across East Africa. The health …

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Mastercard Study Shows South African Consumers Make the Move to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases

In a Mastercard global consumer study, 75 percent of South African consumers say they use contactless payments.88 percent of South African respondents view contactless as a cleaner way to pay, with 71 percent preferring to shop at merchants where contactless is accepted.In South Africa, the number of contactless transactions grew 13X in March 2020 compared …

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Mastercard Champions Safe And Secure Payment Transactions In Middle East & Africa With Increase To Contactless Payment Limits

This initiative comes as global and regional health officials and governments recommend social distancing and encourage the use of contactless payments over cash transactions Mastercard announced today that it is championing efforts to increase contactless payment limits across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as people look for safer ways to pay in the …

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African Edtech Companies

Correction: Twelve African Edtech Companies Named As First Fellows At Centre For Innovative Teaching And Learning In ICT

Correction of the Matercard Foundation release distributed February 21st, 2020. Pan-African group will receive support to scale up EdTech innovations that improve teaching and learning in secondary education. The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) today announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows, companies that will …

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Micro Entrepreneurs

Breaking Down Barriers to Growth for Micro Entrepreneurs

Successful pilot in Kenya – CEOs urge other companies to join initiative Mastercard and Unilever announced that they will expand their strategic partnership to help micro entrepreneurs in Africa and other regions overcome the cash constraints that limit their ability to buy and sell more products and ultimately grow their businesses. In Kenya, the two companies have launched Jaza Duka …

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