Debit cards

Many South Africans still use debit cards, such as Visa Electron and Maestro issued cards. You can accept debit card payments through PayFast and get access to thousands of buyers without credit or cheque cards. There is no risk of chargeback to the seller for no card authorisation.

Supported card-issuing banks:

  • Standard Bank
  • ABSA
  • Nedbank
  • Bidvest
  • Postbank
  • VBS

Supported mobile operators:

  • MTN
  • Vodacom

You can enable/disable debit cards as payment method on your PayFast account.

Select Settings > Payment Methods from your dashboard.  A green tick indicates the option is already enabled.

Click Edit alongside the payment option you’d like to enable and complete the necessary fields. Click Update to have it enabled. Remember to familiarise yourself with our fees before changing your settings.

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How it works

  • Debit card payments by Visa Electron and Maestro.