Tag: MasterCard

Mastercard on how digital technology can foster prosperity in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution gives Africa a chance to leapfrog and catch up with the rest of the industrial world. CNBC Africa spoke with Jorn Lambert, Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions at Mastercard on how Africa can unleash the power of tech and innovation to accelerate this progress.

How digital technology is powering up East Africa’s growing gig economy

The 2020 Mastercard Gig Economy Industry Outlook report indicates that there is rapid development of the global Gig Economy, projecting double-digit annual growth for the industry over the next five years. CNBC Africa spoke with Ngozi Megwa, Senior vice President, Digital Partnerships, Middle East and Africa at Mastercard on the purpose of the study and the impact this fast-growing industry has on the East African economy.

How Mastercard is driving digital inclusion in Africa

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Samsung, Airtel Africa and Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) to launch a Pay-on-Demand mobile platform and drive the digital economy across Africa, that will help drive financial inclusion and can lead to improved economic possibilities for people and businesses. CNBC Africa spoke with Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, MEA for Mastercard for more.

Mastercard empowers Middle East & Africa fintechs to launch and expand rapidly

Mastercard has launched Fintech Express designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion in the Middle East and Africa. With the power of partnerships and Mastercard’s expertise, technology, and global network, start-ups will be able to focus on innovation that drives the digital economy. On more on this we had a conversation with Gaurang Shah, Senior Vice President, Digital payments and labs for Middle East and Africa at Mastercard.

Accelerating the adoption of digital payments in Tanzania

Tanzania's digital landscape in recent years has grown creating a number of economic opportunities. Mastercard and Selcom recently announced the launch an enhanced mobile payment application that enables people to centralize all their payment cards or supported mobile banking profiles on one digital platform. Sameer Hirji, Executive Director, Selcom Paytech Limited joins CNBC Africa for more.

Uber launches its largest region-wide initiative in partnership with Mastercard

Uber, in partnership with Mastercard to provide 120,000 free trips to frontline workers in MEA, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Ghana The partnership with...

Mastercard on how to accelerate financial inclusion amid the COVID-19 crisis

The great lock-down as it has come to be called accelerated the need for innovative ways as it became more evident that getting financial support to those most in need had become a practical challenge. But how quick could countries accelerate financial inclusion, Raghav Prasad, Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard joins CNBC Africa for more.

#LWS2020KZN: Wendy Mahoney on the business case for gender parity in the workplace

CNBC Africa's Fifi Peters spoke to Wendy Mahoney, the KZN President of the 30's club of Mastercard about female inclusion in the workplace and specifically in the boardroom.
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