Sub-Saharan Africa, 10 December 2018 – Leading global payments and technology company Mastercard and Africa’s leading payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services(MPGS). DPO will now be able to independently authorise transactions without any bank integration required.
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 worldand 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.