Mastercard Travel & Lifestyle Services is a travel planning and booking gateway, granting World and World Elite cardholders access to exclusive guarantees, amenities and upgrades, 24/7 concierge and premium offers and entertainment from top travel brands.
Spire, a leading GCC Open Banking services provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Mastercard, a technology leader in the global payments industry.
Mastercard signs MoU with Saudi Esports Federation to promote the Kingdom’s billion-dollar gaming industry
Mastercard and the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote the Kingdom’s billion-dollar gaming industry.
Mastercard unveiled its first ever music album titled Priceless® at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Mastercard has reaffirmed its commitment to the GCC and wider region through the appointment of Mastercard veteran J.K. Khalil to lead its operations across the MENA East Cluster in his new role as Cluster General Manager.
Data from Mastercard’s 2022 Borderless Payments Report has revealed two in five (46%) small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) are earning more money than before the pandemic.
The largest public health partnership between a global philanthropic organization and an African institution – has proven to be catalytic.
Ethiopia officially launches a new digital platform that provides public health emergency-related information
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Mastercard Foundation launched a digital service that will provide sustainable public health emergency information to the public in five different languages.
Mastercard has certified NymCard, a plug-and-play banking-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, as a Principal Mastercard Issuer in the UAE.
Mastercard has strengthened its collaboration with major fintech operators by partnering with EziPay to enable millions of consumers across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to make global digital commerce payments swiftly, safely and securely.
Mastercard and Ecobank Group have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for farmers to sell their produce at a fair price.
After a turbulent two years, new research from the Mastercard Economics Institute reveals that global leisure and business flight bookings have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, while spending on cruise lines, buses and trains saw sharp improvements this year.
For the digitally connected consumer who seeks immediacy and convenience, Mastercard’s Digital First program delivers an innovative and secure experience that makes it easier to pay and enjoy the value of the card in ways that personally matter.
As recovery of the travel industry picks up steam, payments technology company Mastercard and travel website Musafir have partnered to take travel bookings originating in the Middle East and North Africa, to new heights
Mastercard has announced a strategic partnership Saudi Arabia-based HyperPay to drive the adoption of digital payment solutions across the region.
Mastercard, One Global™ and i2c have announced a partnership to provide tailored financial solutions that will enable the issuance of digital mobile wallets in the region.
Sokin expands payments partnership with Mastercard to connect consumers in 39 new markets to payments services that are more open and transparent, removing the barriers that have historically hindered access and financial inclusion.
Kamel Pay, a leading fintech in the region, has partnered with Mastercard to launch two innovative payments solutions for businesses and individuals in the UAE.
Mastercard, Network International and NBS Bank Plc partner to accelerate digital payments adoption in Malawi
This will be the first implementation of an innovative digital payment’s platform launched by Mastercard and Network International last year.
Mastercard has announced a growing list of leading partners, including BNPL specialists and globally recognized brands, further expanding Mastercard Installments, the unique BNPL program that delivers greater choice at checkout, both in-store and online.
The first businesses in the Middle East and Africa region have started to experience the seamless ease of Mastercard’s Track Instant Pay solution, in partnership with leading pan-African fintech enablement partner, Ukheshe Technologies.
Mastercard and CIH Bank have hosted a gala evening to mark the launch of the innovative new mobile payment solution in Morocco.
Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 est ouvert aux candidatures d'entreprises appartenant aux femmes
Pour célébrer leurs réalisations, Mastercard a annoncé la première édition des Women SME Leaders Awards 2022, la première initiative du genre à reconnaître et à autonomiser davantage les PME détenues et gérées par des femmes au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique.
Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 is open for nominations from women-owned and run businesses in the region
As a celebration of their achievements, Mastercard has announced the inaugural Women SME Leaders Awards 2022, the first initiative of its kind to recognize and further empower women-owned and run SMEs in the Middle East and Africa.
To help businesses evolve and supercharge their growth enterprise-wide, Mastercard announced that it is expanding its preeminent payments-focused consulting service with new practices dedicated to Open Banking, Open Data, Crypto & Digital Currencies, and Environment, Social & Governance (ESG).
Mastercard welcomes Siemens Digital Industries Software into the Priceless Planet Coalition, which aims to restore 100 million trees by 2025, to collaborate in the movement against climate change.
Mastercard expands its business intelligence platform for financial institutions in the Middle East and Africa
The new platform provides a comprehensive view of payments insights, competitive intelligence and industry trends for banks and financial institutions across the world and now within the Middle East and Africa.
Mastercard and Fintech Kashat partner to expand financial services to Egypt’s unbanked and underbanked
In a move that will see enhanced financial services for people in Egypt, Mastercard and Egyptian fintech Kashat have signed a five-year agreement that will digitize the onboarding, disbursement, and collection processes for MENA’s first nano financial service provider.
DPO Group has partnered with Mastercard to enable thousands of businesses in Ghana to offer their customers greater choice and convenience by pivoting online and accepting digital payments.
Deem finance and Mastercard introduce limited edition world credit card to celebrate UAE’s year of the 50th
Deem Finance and Mastercard have announced the launch of a one-of-its-kind Golden Jubilee Limited Edition World Cashback Credit Card.
Mastercard builds on its diversity commitment by joining pledge to accelerate gender balance in the UAE private sector
As part of its ongoing commitment to advance diversity and gender balance across its own operations, the technology industry, and the wider ecosystem, Mastercard has jointly signed an official pledge to meaningfully advance gender balance in the UAE.
[Kenya] Banque Saudi Fransi partners with Mastercard to launch the region’s first customizable cashback credit card
Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) and Mastercard have partnered to launch the region’s first customizable cashback credit card that provides cardholders with the opportunity to select the cashback features to complement to their lifestyle and preferences.
Mastercard and ProgressSoft partner to simplify remittance solutions across Middle East and North Africa
With Mastercard Cross-Border Services, financial service providers can seamlessly process digital payments leveraging its global network through a single connection.
The Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) have announced a partnership offering free virtual entrepreneurship training, and an opportunity to receive startup funding to more than 1,000 African students.
Light for the World Uganda, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, launched an online platform, Cap-Able, which will enable higher education institutions, primarily Scholars Program Partner Universities, to become more disability inclusive.
[South Africa] Mastercard and PayFast host masterclass to help SMEs start or grow a resilient online business
Under the theme ‘The New Age of Digital Entrepreneurs: Growth Re-loaded’, the masterclass brings together some of South Africa’s incisive business and management gurus who will share insights on how SMEs can start or grow their business online, mitigate risks, and take the “new normal” by storm.
South African expense management solution SlipMate has announced that it has enabled e-commerce functionality for its Mastercard corporate prepaid cards, a first-of-its-kind integration for the South African market.
The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 15.2 million vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative are currently being distributed across Africa.
[South Africa] Mastercard partners with Home Remitt to bolster affordable international money transfers
Through this partnership, Home Remitt integrated Mastercard Cross-Border Services into its money transfer service, providing migrants with an affordable means to send money to millions of bank accounts, mobile wallets and cash pick up locations in India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Pakistan, with other countries to be enabled in the near future.
Mastercard and Paymob launch Tap-On-Phone in Egypt, a new digital payment solution for small businesses
Paymob, Egypt’s pioneer in digital payments, has partnered with Mastercard to launch the Tap-on-Phone digital payment acceptance service in Egypt, the first-of-its-kind in the country.
The Mastercard Foundation, United States International University-Africa, and Arizona State University announced the launch of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program e-Learning Initiative, which will enable more than 600,000 university students to pursue their studies from anywhere across Africa.
Mastercard has partnered with MoneyFellows, the digitized ROSCA (Rotating Saving and Credit Association) system, to offer MoneyFellows customers a range of new digital solutions and services that will help drive the expansion of Egypt’s digital economy.
Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, has today announced its Alliance for Better Work initiative, as part of its longstanding partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.
The Mastercard Foundation and University of Rwanda announced a 10-year, $55 million partnership to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans.
Despite having to contend with gender disparities, women entrepreneurs in South Africa are bridging the digital divide and have adopted and integrated digital solutions into their businesses on a scale comparable to their male counterparts.
In line with its ongoing commitment to Egypt, Mastercard has announced the expansion of its globally-renowned Priceless platform in the market to bring people in Egypt closer to their passions.
From contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to Cloud Point of Sale (POS) solutions, Mastercard and Verizon Business will collaborate to deliver scalable innovations that drive the industry forward and create new experiences for consumers and businesses alike.
The Mastercard New Payments Index shows 96% of Nigerian consumers will consider using at least one emerging payment method, such as cryptocurrency, biometrics, contactless, or QR code, in the next year.
8,000 women and young Nigerians to benefit from RecyclePoints’ partnership with the Mastercard Foundation
RecyclePoints and the Mastercard Foundation announced a partnership to enable more than 8,000 women and young people to access work opportunities aimed at tackling the challenges associated with waste pollution and unemployment in underserved communities in Nigeria.
E-Livestock Global has launched a first-of-its kind solution powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance solution, empowering Zimbabwean farmers to prove the origin and health records of their cattle, while reducing risks to buyers.
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation signed a tripartite MoU to kick-off an ambitious three-year digital transformation program in Rwanda aiming at harnessing Rwanda’s big data to enhance the Government’s digital capabilities and systems.
The initiative calls on people who have an appreciation of local good food, to join Mastercard in supporting small businesses, local restaurants and community livelihoods in Abuja and Lagos.
The partnership aims to support the vision of the DRC Government, which under the leadership of President Felix Tshisekedi has an ambitious digitization programme.
As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced e-commerce and explored the potential of new ways to pay.
A first in South Africa, the solution will enable merchants to send an invoice requesting a payment from any customer seamlessly through WhatsApp.
Zemen Bank and Mastercard launch Ethiopia’s first contactless Platinum Mastercard Prepaid Travel Card
Zemen Mastercard prepaid travel cards will enable cardholders to use cards with either of the two major currencies, namely U.S. Dollars and Euros, based on their travel destination.
The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality and an African Union report notes the importance of a gendered perspective in the analysis of this multi-dimensional event.
Mastercard and MTN have announced a strategic partnership to enable millions of consumers in 16 countries across Africa to make global e-commerce payments safely and securely.
Mastercard announced it is applying the latest quantum-resistant technologies to develop the next generation of contactless payments.
[Column] Francis Wainaina: Growing Kenyan entrepreneurship – the digital programmes and projects that are shaping the future
With the rise of Kenya’s digitally enabled start-ups, developing local entrepreneurship is pivotal to the success of an inclusive digital transformation journey.
Kwik Delivery and Mastercard have announced a partnership to provide discounts on all Kwik Delivery services to Mastercard cardholders in Nigeria.