Masterpass is a simple, convenient, trusted digital wallet from MasterCard for faster, safer shopping at online merchants.

A digital wallet makes online shopping safer and easy by storing payment information in one secure place.

Masterpass works with all major credit, cheque and debit cards and secures the users data using industry leading technology.


  • Ease of use
  • Simpler checkout (reducing cart abandonment)
  • Payments reflect immediately in your PayFast account
  • Advanced fraud protection


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How it works


What is Masterpass?

Masterpass enables online merchants to convert browsers into buyers by providing a fast, convenient, and secure checkout experience. The consumer uses their Masterpass wallet app to scan the QR code on your webpage, chooses the payment card and shipping details they wish to use and completes the payment. The payment information is submitted to the acquirer as usual for processing.

How much does Masterpass cost?

There are no fees for consumers to use Masterpass. As the merchant you will pay a small per transaction fee as with all our other payment methods.

Does the shopper need any special software?

Yes, the shopper will need to download the free Masterpass app for either their Android or iOS device (such as Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android etc.)

What payment methods are supported by Masterpass?

Masterpass is an open platform. Along with MasterCard-branded cards, the service allows consumers to pay with Visa and other branded credit, debit, and cheque cards. At this stage, American Express and Diners Club are excluded.