Debit cards

Debit cards issued by Maestro and Visa Electron are still popular among many South African shoppers, and can be used to make online purchases through PayFast.

Accept payments from more South African customers

Many South Africans do not have a credit or cheque card. Activate debit card payments as a payment option in your PayFast account to give these shoppers the opportunity to spend their money online at your store while you get access to thousands of buyers without credit or cheque cards.

Supported card-issuing banks:

Standard Bank, ABSA, Nedbank, Bidvest, Postbank and VBS

Supported mobile operators:

MTN, Vodacom

Benefits of debit cards

  • No risk of chargeback for no card authorisation
  • Access to debit card users results in more potential buyers
  • Payments instantly reflect in your PayFast account
  • Only pay a small all-in-one transaction fee when you make a sale

To start accepting debit card payments on your website, register for a free PayFast account.

How it works

  • Debit card payments by Visa Electron and Maestro.

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