Fortune Favors the Bold

Fortune Favors the Bold is bringing you a bonus episode with host, Ashley C. Ford talking to Mike Froman of Mastercard and Trevor Mundel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about the private and public sectors responses to this global health pandemic and the economic crisis.  

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One billion stronger

Five years ago, Mastercard committed to bring 500 million excluded individuals into the digital economy. We achieved that goal through more than 350 innovative programs across 80 countries. But that isn’t enough, especially now that a global pandemic has made the contrasts of the digital divide even more stark. We believe the only sustainable growth is inclusive growth. The only way we’re going to achieve that is by building a more connected world where everyone has equal access to a better life. Learn more about our commitment and partnerships.
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Press Releases

MAY 29, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Launches Recovery Insights Initiative to Inform Business and Government Economic Response Efforts

Mastercard has launched Recovery Insights, a set of tools, innovation and research that can provide some certainty today and support data-driven decision-making for a more digital tomorrow.



Introducing Samsung Money by SoFi: Do More With Your Money

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today unveiled Samsung Money by SoFi, a new mobile-first money management experience that brings a cash management account and accompanying Mastercard debit card along with exclusive benefits to Samsung Pay, in partnership with innovative fintech company SoFi.


MAY 21, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Joins ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard today announced that it will join the ID2020 Alliance, a global multi-stakeholder partnership dedicated to enabling everyone to have access to a viable and trusted form of legal identity.


MAY 19, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Camila Cabello Joins Mastercard Roster Creating Digital Priceless Experiences

From intimate acoustic sessions with Camila Cabello featuring new renditions of her hit music to a question and answer session hosted by rugby legend Bryan Habana and two-time Grand Slam™ winner Naomi Osaka serving up a family favorite recipe, Mastercard is partnering with its global ambassadors to craft unique experiences for at-home enjoyment. 


MAY 19, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

data.org Issues an Open Call for $10M Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

Today, data.org issued an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities rebound and remain resilient in the wake of Covid-19 and its economic impact.


MAY 18, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Announces Consumer Protection Measures at The Pump

Mastercard today announced a new consumer protection program to address the fraud vulnerabilities that exist today at fuel merchants who have not completed the upgrade to safer and more secure EMV terminals. This new program has been put in place as the company shifts the EMV Automatic Fuel Dispenser (AFD) liability date to April 16, 2021 to support fuel merchants still completing upgrades.



Mastercard and Enel X to Establish Fintech-Cyber Innovation Lab in Israel

Mastercard and Enel X are launching a new lab in Israel to advance innovations in financial technology and cybersecurity for the payments and energy ecosystem globally. The lab will partner with start-up companies to test and develop products and solutions, with a particular focus on digital security, fintech platforms, digital authentication and financial inclusion. 


MAY 12, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service Launches in the U.S., Brings Efficiency Gains and Faster Access to Working Capital to Suppliers and Buyers

Today, Mastercard announces the commercial launch of Mastercard Track Business Payment Service. It offers greater control over payments and richer data exchanges that enable automated reconciliation for Suppliers and application of all payment options approved by Suppliers.



Mastercard Provides Free Cybersecurity Tools for Small Businesses in Canada

Free cybersecurity assessments from RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, will help small businesses protect their environments during the COVID-19 crisis.



Cross-Industry Coalition Advances Digital Trust Standards

Governments, nonprofits and private sectors across finance, health care, enterprise software and more team up with Linux Foundation to enhance universal security and privacy protocols for consumers and businesses in the digital era.



“Westchester Strong with Healthcare Heroes” Strengthens Local COVID-19 Response and Recovery

In response to this pandemic, Mastercard and PepsiCo today announced the formation of a local community partnership called Westchester Strong with Healthcare Heroes that will provide immediate help to White Plains Hospital and support its staff as they continue to fight the virus. The program was launched today with a $1 million, two-year fund established by the companies.


 may 4, 2020 | brussels, belgium

Mastercard Appoints Mark Barnett as President of Mastercard Europe

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Mark Barnett as President of its European business, based in Brussels. In this role Barnett will be responsible for the strategy, direction and overall success of all aspects of Mastercard’s business across the region.


MAY 1, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Delivers Digital Resources, Access to Experts and Tools to Support Main Street Businesses

Mastercard is proud to partner with Create & Cultivate to present their first-ever digital, stay-at-home summit. The Money Moves Digital Summit will take place on May 2nd, providing attendees a full day of virtual conversations, panels, workshops and mentor sessions, from the comfort and safety of their homes.


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