Mastercard partners DPO Group to expand reach in Africa

Mastercard and DPO Group have announced a collaboration that would enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy.

The agreement allows DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services (MPGS), without the need for bank integration to authorise transactions.

The MPGS solution facilitates acceptance of multiple digital payments made in-store, online or using mobile.

Through the solution, Mastercard enables payment partners like DPO to easily and securely accept a wide range of digital payment methods from all over the world and for numerous industries online, in-person and via mobile.

The collaboration seeks to enable both small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which are critical to the growth of the African economy and global enterprises, to better process payments across Africa via a simple integration to a single platform. The collaboration between Mastercard and DPO will improve merchant benefits like seamless, secure digital payment acceptance; access to cutting-edge technologies; fraud management, and global connectivity through recognised payment methods.

“Mastercard’s partnership with DPO is an important milestone in our vision to financially include every African. Our partnerships with DPO and other key FinTechs across Africa, allows Mastercard to speed up building of the acceptance railroads that will drive the growth of secure and convenient electronic payments. This, in turn, acts as the engine that drives faster economic growth across the continent for the benefit of millions of Africans” says Raghav Prasad, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to Eran Feinstein, DPO Group CEO “By enabling both customers and merchants to transact securely online and offline we’re able to facilitate the growth of businesses across Africa. With the right pan-African technology partners, we have managed to turn online transactions to a preferred choice of conducting business across all industries.”

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Gbenga Ajao
Gbenga Ajao is a journalist. He has garnered experience in print, electronic and new media. He is passionate about mobile and web technology.

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