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Why we choose PayFast

PayFast enables you to experience fast and secure online payments with South Africa’s leading payment gateway.

PayFast take the data security of their merchants and their buyers very seriously
PayFast has a multitude of automated and manual checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions. Online retail has a fraud rate between 1 and 2% of all transactions. Through effective controls, PayFast’s is currently below 0.1% and still going down.

How secure is PayFast? Read more.

How do PayFast keep your business secure

PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant

All your customers’ credit card payments are done in PayFast’s secure environment.

Secure servers

PayFast’s website, payments page, and help site are hosted on secure servers, safeguarding against phishing attacks.

3D Secure

This extra layer of security is used for all online transactions using a credit card.

GEO IP Tracking

By monitoring where transactions originate from PayFast can look for mismatches with the card’s issuing country.

BIN/IIN Validation

Checks the card-issuing bank locations and merchants can choose to enable/disable payments from certain countries.

Fraud Reviews

All suspicious transactions are manually reviewed by PayFast’s support team.

Payment methods

We support all these payment methods.

Credit & Cheque Cards

Credit and cheque cards issued by Visa and Mastercard are the most popular and trusted online payment methods around the world. Including South Africa.

Debit Card

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.