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Getting Started Questions

New to PayFast? Learn how to get setup, get paid and how PayFast can work for you.

  • PayD

    In addition to credit and cheque cards, you can also accept debit card payments with PayFast and payD.  Debit cards are much more prevalent in South Africa than credit cards and you’ll get access to b...

  • What is mobicred?

    mobicred is an online account that gives buyers access to credit, which they can use on PayFast. The facility works in a similar way to retail store credit, but only online. For more info see our webs...

  • I'm not from South Africa. Can I receive payments using PayFast?

    To receive payments using PayFast for the goods or services that you sell, you will need to have a South African bank account for PayFast to pay the funds out to. If you don't have a South African ban...

  • 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 ...