Mastercard and Facebook Pair to Help Business Go Digital

Mastercard has announced that, care of Facebook Messenger, it will be able to provide small businesses in Africa and Asia with an affordable and easy on-ramp for accepting mobile payments.

Announced at Mobile World Congress, the new experience will get its first road test in Nigeria, where Mastercard will pilot a new Masterpass QR bot to help business owners move beyond cash transactions to accepting QR payments.

Mastercard’s official financial services partners in the launch will be Ecobank and Zenith Bank.