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PayFast launches Split Payments

It’s important for us to remain pioneers in the payments industry by providing you with the best cutting-edge capabilities. This is why we are proud to announce the launch of Split Payments – a first of its kind in South Africa. Setting your business up for success in the digital economy Gone are the days […]

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This payday weekend is on us

This payday weekend we are treating you to something special… From 00:01 on 25 October to 23:59 on 27 October 2019 we will reduce our Instant EFT fees to 0%. That means all payments processed via Instant EFT during this period won’t incur any processing fees! If you aren’t a PayFast merchant yet, then now […]

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We’re joining forces with the DPO Group

    We’re excited to announce that PayFast has been acquired by DPO Group, Africa’s leading Payment Service Provider (PSP). The merger is a significant milestone for PayFast and for the payments and ecommerce industries in South Africa. PayFast’s goal since our inception in 2007 has always been to act as an ecommerce enabler, making […]

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Ending support for Bitcoin

At PayFast, we’re constantly striving to extend our merchants’ reach by offering innovative payment solutions. Our pioneering culture led to PayFast being the first (and only) South African payment gateway to make Bitcoin available as a revolutionary, new payment method. Unfortunately there are a number of limitations and design flaws unique to Bitcoin that make […]

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Make a difference with #GivingTuesdaySA

The end of the year is fast approaching as we head towards the season of cheer and goodwill. And what better way to kick off the charitable season than with Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday, which takes place on 27 November 2018, follows hot on the heels of Black Friday with a mission to change the […]

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Masterpass now accepts Zapper payments

Masterpass by Mastercard is leading the scan-to-pay movement by positioning themselves as the one-stop organizer for QR codes in South Africa. This follows Mastercard’s recent announcement of interoperability agreements between Zapper and SnapScan. The good news is that merchants who have the Masterpass payment option enabled on their PayFast account are now able to accept […]

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PayFast Sponsors Ecommerce Conference at Leaderex 2018

At PayFast we like to mingle and get real with the people behind the Merchant IDs. That’s why you’ll find us at numerous events across the country. This year we’re excited to have partnered with Leaderex, SA’s largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs, to bring you the latest in ecommerce at the PayFast […]

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Instant EFT by PayFast gets a Refresh

We’re pleased to announce we’ve refreshed and streamlined our Instant EFT payment method. Now, your customers will experience a more flexible and efficient payment process. Let’s get to the biggest news, Instant EFT by PayFast now supports payments from Capitec Bank and Investec (in addition to existing banks – FNB, ABSA, Nedbank, and Standard Bank). […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for Black Friday Cyber Monday 2017

It’s November and that means Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) is looming (taking place on 24th and 27th of November). Now, we all know there will be CHAOS from customers both in-store and online but let’s try to avoid the frenzy among business owners by doing one thing – prepare. Here is what we know […]

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A Decade of PayFast Partnerships

The Beginning It was the year 2007. Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone, which not only revolutionized the telecommunications industry but the entire digital landscape. People around the world of all shapes, sizes (and even ages) devoured the teen vampire trilogy Twilight, and the word “selfie” was still years away from making its way […]

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