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 bank account you unfortunately won't be able to receive payments through Payfast.
Buyers can pay through Payfast with both international and local credit cards, in addition to the other payment methods that the merchant has enabled on their account.
Sign up with Payfast
If you would like to receive payments online, you can sign up for a Payfast merchant account which is free to do and can be done completely online. You can register as a Sole Trader (sole-proprietor), Company (Close corporation, Pty (Ltd), Trust) or ...
Navigate your Payfast Dashboard
You're signed up and you're verified. Now it's time to get to know your Payfast Dashboard and all its functionalities. This article covers the following: Enable payment methods Payment Request feature (get paid without a website) Add your logo to the ...
Goods and services prohibited for processing through Payfast
Compliance has become a very important part of our operations at Payfast and we have to be very mindful of the rules, regulations and requirements of various bodies governing our operation including the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA), ...
What type of Payfast account should a school register for?
Schools signing up with Payfast to receive payments should register for a Sole Trader Account. Read more about what’s required to verify a Sole Trader Account. Please Note: The bank account registered with Payfast needs to be in the school’s name.
Which types of cards can be used on Payfast?
Visa and Mastercard credit or cheque cards (from both local and international buyers) can be used on Payfast, as well as RCS Store Cards. As long as the card has a card number, expiry date and CVV number on the back it can be used to make a card ...