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Smart Cities: A Footprint For Cities That Want To Become Smarter

Singapore played host for the World Smart Cities Summit and it was time for Mastercard to demonstrate its footprint for cities that want to become smarter. A ‘smart city’ is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information …

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How Technology is Bridging the Divide in Africa’s Emerging Markets

Mark Elliott, division president for Mastercard, Southern Africa talks to Africa.com about Mastercard’s recent acquisition of South African fintech Oltio, and how they will use the technology to bridge the divide in emerging markets. The credit-card provider said its acquisition of Oltio – whose technology is used to authenticate Mastercard’s Masterpass digital wallet transactions in Southern Africa …

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Tigo Pesa Masterpass QR Payments Solution Goes Live in Tanzania

Mastercard and Tigo announced today that Tanzanian’s can now use their Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR. The interoperable QR (Quick Response) solution is now live and ready for Tigo consumers to use it at various stores, restaurants and retail outlets across the country. Tigo Pesa and Mastercard …

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LISTEN: Mastercard’s Gaurang Shah Talks With Africa.com About Masterpass QR

Gaurang Shah, Mastercard’s Lead for Digital Payments and Innovation Labs in Middle East and Africa, talks with Africa.com News from the Mobile World Congress: Mastercard is highlighting the significance of Masterpass QR, their mobile driven Person-to-Merchant payment solution and the contribution already made in the Middle East and Africa. Mastercard has long seen the benefits of …

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Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to Africa.com at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary, Malhotra says that in emerging markets you don’t have the same infrastructure (as more developed markets). That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it creates the opportunities for innovation. We’ve already seen …

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