Is PayFast PCI Compliant?
Yes, PayFast is PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider, which is the highest level possible.
What is PCI Compliance?
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and is a PASA (Payment Association of South Africa) regulation in South Africa. This means any company accepting credit card payments on their website needs to comply in some way. When you accept card payments on your website, you need to make sure you process cardholder data in a secure environment and this is where PCI compliance comes in.
Luckily, because PayFast is PCI Compliant, you don't have to be, so rest assured all your customer's credit card payments are done in our secure environment.
Read our article here to find out more about what goes into being PCI Compliant.
What is PayFast?
PayFast is an online payment processing service for South African merchants of all sizes. PayFast allows merchants (individuals, businesses and charities) to accept secure payments from online buyers by offering a variety of payment methods, ...
How do I enable a passphrase on my PayFast account?
The passphrase is a phrase that you can enable on your PayFast Dashboard to make your security signature (sent when a payment is made) more secure. The passphrase is an optional/extra security feature made up of a maximum of 32 characters. New ...
Can I link one PayFast account with more than one website?
Technically you can use the same PayFast account (that is the same PayFast Merchant ID and Key) on multiple websites. However, using the same PayFast account on multiple websites doesn’t cater for a good buyer experience because the same merchant ...
Why is there a withdraw delay on funds in my PayFast account?
The idea behind PayFast is to speed up ecommerce fulfilment through positive acknowledgment of funds received. There is also a reduction in admin overhead for the seller in terms of not requiring proof of payment, not doing manual reconciliation, ...
Can I use PayFast for crowdfunding?
What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people. Well known crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Thundafund allow people to list projects on their site and then ...