Can debit cards be used on PayFast?
Visa or Mastercard branded cheque cards can be used on PayFast, as well as normal debit cards (Visa Electron and Maestro) using the debit card payment option.
However, debit card is a bad term as it means different things in different countries and only certain types of “debit cards” can be used online anywhere in the world.
For an explanation on the difference between card types see our article on the difference between debit and cheque cards.
What is the difference between a cheque and a debit card?
The branding and use of what constitutes a "debit" card versus a "credit" card differ per country and unfortunately, the card associations and banks have utterly confused people about what the difference is and where each can be used etc. A pure ...
Does PayFast use 3D Secure (Verified by Visa / Mastercard SecureCode)?
Yes, we make use of 3D Secure for credit card transactions. PASA has mandated that 3D Secure is implemented on all online credit card transactions (known as CNP or card not present), as of February 28, 2014.
How do I change the card that is linked to a subscription?
To change the card that is linked to a subscription, do the following: Log in to your PayFast account. Navigate to Transactions and click Subscriptions or Ad-Hoc Agreements. Under the appropriate tab, find the subscription that you want to edit the ...
Why is my refund reflecting as a pending debit?
Credit and cheque card refunds can take up to 7 and 10 business days, and Instant EFT refunds between 2 and 3 business days, to reflect in your account due to risk checks that are performed by banks. If you bank with FNB then the refund may reflect ...
Is PayFast secure?
Absolutely! And often more so than many other payment methods! PayFast is PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider (the highest level). PayFast is developed with the same demands on security and performance as web sites used for banking services and share ...