Can I send money to an international recipient?
PayFast cannot, unfortunately, be used to send money to international recipients.
We are used by South Africans and South African companies to receive money from SA and international buyers.
How do I put money in my PayFast wallet?
You cannot add funds to your PayFast wallet in order to pay for purchases online. When you go to a merchant's site (ecommerce shop) which uses PayFast, simply choose to pay via PayFast then follow the on-screen instructions when you are redirected ...
Do I need to send proof of payment to PayFast or the merchant?
No, under normal operation, you don't need to send proof of payment to either of us. PayFast's system confirms that the funds have actually been received so there is normally no need for an email or a fax from the bank as further confirmation. If an ...
What is an acceptable proof of payment?
If an error occurs during payment, we may ask you to send us proof of payment. This could happen if you perhaps made use of the incorrect reference when paying or if there is a delay in the payment reaching us from the bank. In such cases, we need to ...
Where do I find my proof of payment?
The explanation below relates to our manual Instant EFT payment method. We’ve recently launched a refreshed version of Instant EFT with an automated payment option. Read more about it here. Sometimes you may need to supply us with proof of payment ...
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 ...