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Payment Methods

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.
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Activate debit cards to get access to 1,000s of buyers without credit or cheque cards

Debit cards without a CVV number usually cannot be used to make online payments, but through PayFast you can give debit card holders the opportunity to spend money online at your store. Reach more South African shoppers by offering debit card payments at checkout.

Supported banks:
ABSA
STANDARD BANK
NEDBANK
BIDVEST
POSTBANK
VBS BANK
Supported mobile operators:
Vodacom MTN
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How debit cards work
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Debit card payments can be made using cards issued by Visa Electron and Maestro.


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When the buyer chooses to pay by debit card at checkout they are prompted to enter their registered mobile phone number.


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Next the buyer enters their debit card details and PIN on their mobile phone.


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Once the payment is processed it will instantly show in your PayFast account.


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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

Simple, transparent pricing

Simple, transparent pricing

No setup, monthly or hidden fees. Fees are negotiable based on online sales volumes.

Start using PayFast today

Our online registration process makes it easy for you to sign up for an Individual, Business or Cause account.

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