Press Releases

October 2020
October 5, 2020

As people reconnect with their local communities they are rediscovering the huge number of great, varied and unique small businesses in their local communities and neighborhoods.

September 2020
September 23, 2020

PayPal Business Debit Mastercard® Rewards Small Businesses with Unlimited Cash Back on Eligible Spending and Gives Business Owners Instant Access to their PayPal Funds Online and In Stores where Mastercard is accepted.

September 16, 2020

From September 16, users of the Bibus public transport network in Brest Métropole will be able to pay for their trips on buses, trams and cable cars (Multimodal function) using their contactless payment card, regardless of what bank they are with. The contactless payment card now serves as the ticket.

September 16, 2020

Mastercard and Handpoint signed a partnership to promote card payment solutions amongst thousands of European SMEs. The partnership’s suite of offering enables companies to tailor the tools to their size and need.

September 11, 2020

Demi Moore, Nadine Labaki, Gia Coppola, Wim Wenders, Luca Guadagnino, Sam Rockwell and Claire Denis were the amazing protagonists of the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival

September 8, 2020

Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell and acclaimed director Claire Denis are the next two protagonists in the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 4, 2020

The rising talent Gia Coppola, the master Wim Wenders and the visionary director Luca Guadagnino, are the next three protagonists in the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 4, 2020

Mastercard today announced its extended commitment to the Olympique Lyonnais (OL) women’s team by becoming Official Shirt Sponsor for domestic games in the season starting September 2020. The company will also be using their Priceless platform to create memorable moments for fans in a time where typical fandom activities, like attending live games, are less likely.

September 3, 2020

The Lebanese director, Academy Award nominee in 2019 for Best Foreign Film with her feature film Capharnaüm, will be the protagonist of a digital conversation organized by Mastercard to celebrate 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 1, 2020

Golden Globe nominee Demi Moore, is the first protagonist of the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival

August 2020
August 31, 2020

Join Demi Moore, Penélope Cruz, Gia Coppola and Wim Wenders for an exciting digital conversation series to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

August 27, 2020

Everest aims to support SMEs and startups with its innovative technology allowing fast and easy access to corporate cards and the possibility to manage expenses efficiently online.

August 27, 2020

Mastercard has created the world’s biggest digital wave through social media achieving over 1 billion views amongst football fans, celebrities and sporting heroes globally.

August 25, 2020

Netcetera is Mastercard’s exclusive 3-D Secure testing partner to help retailers and other businesses ensure they are ready to comply with PSD2. Mastercard and Netcetera, the market leader for 3DS and EMVCo associate, are supporting merchants to improve their transactions and conversion rates. This is the first time that merchants are able to run tests in their live online shops.

August 21, 2020

The UEFA Foundation for Children and Mastercard have been offering youngsters suffering from life-threatening illnesses the chance to meet UEFA Champions League stars virtually as they enter the stadium.

August 20, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard releases an exclusive interview with professional footballer, Kadeisha Buchanan, on priceless.com, to bring fans closer to the game and their favourite football legends.

August 19, 2020

Today, Mastercard releases an exclusive interview with football legend Fernando Torres on priceless.com. He looks back at his UEFA Champions League memories, as he explores his thoughts on how a ball can start something Priceless.

August 19, 2020

Alex Scott MBE, former professional footballer, pundit and presenter provides an exclusive interview on priceless.com with Mastercard, to celebrate UEFA Champions League and to bring fans closer to their passions.

August 18, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard speaks exclusively with Ada Hegerberg on priceless.com. Hegerberg takes a look back through the Priceless® moments that have made up her career.

August 13, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard releases exclusive interviews on priceless.com with football legends. The interviews delve into how football has impacted not only their careers, but their lives and gives fans insight into how a ball can Start Something Priceless.

August 12, 2020

Mastercard has today successfully enrolled to the Pay.UK Framework for its Request to Pay solution in the UK. Request to Pay is part of Mastercard’s global portfolio of Bill Pay applications enabling people to view and pay their bills instantly, and with flexibility, from their bank accounts.

August 10, 2020

Mastercard encourages football fans to celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League by creating the world’s biggest digital wave.

August 4, 2020

Mastercard and ANNA Money today announced an extended partnership that will support ANNA’s customers with value-added services.

July 2020
July 29, 2020

Market Trends is an online tool featuring up-to-date marketplace, industry and consumer insights.

July 9, 2020

Mastercard is bringing its real identity payment cards to Europe in support of trans and non-binary communities.

July 8, 2020

E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms. Now, it’s more important than ever that the online checkout experience is seamless and consistent across all types of digital channels and cards.

July 6, 2020

Butchers, bakers and green grocers are amongst those who have had the biggest bounce since lockdown, with the mini boom expected to continue according to research by Mastercard.

July 2, 2020

Mastercard announces three key financial firms as the latest companies to start using Mastercard Open Banking Protect, safeguarding organisations who manage customer accounts against compromised or unauthorised third-party providers (TPPs).

June 2020
June 18, 2020

Study shows consumers worldwide opting for touch-free, secure and seamless ways to pay.

June 17, 2020

Merchants across the globe increasingly adopt tokenization, eliminating the need to manually update card credentials and increasing peace of mind at checkout.

June 15, 2020

Lanistar and Mastercard have announced a new partnership as the fintech challenger prepares to launch its new banking alternative product later this year.

June 12, 2020

Mastercard and licensed e-money institution, EedenBull, have today announced an extension of their strategic partnership in the European Economic Area. Mastercard’s ongoing support will enable the continued growth of EedenBull’s operations in Oslo and Edinburgh, and its innovative spend management platform Q Business®.

June 11, 2020

New platform enables SMEs to simplify how they build a trusted value chain, conduct secure payments, manage cash flows and simplify back office functions.

June 2, 2020

Mastercard launches Fintech Express in Europe, a programme designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion. Leveraging the power of partnerships and Mastercard’s expertise, technology, and global network, startups will now be able to focus on innovation that drives the digital economy.

May 2020
May 28, 2020

As Mastercard reveal that 78 per cent of all transactions across Europe are now contactless, new European research released today identifies consumer habits and viewpoints that indicates this is a consumer change that will stand the test of time.

May 14, 2020

Online shopping has outstripped all other forms of spending over the past month, with more than half of European shoppers (57 per cent) saying they are shopping online more than ever and record numbers signing up to virtual experiences like home fitness classes, TV and film subscriptions and online learning during lockdown.

May 4, 2020

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.

April 2020
April 20, 2020

“Business Unusual” is a complete Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and learning solution enabling micro & small companies to better manage and run their business by giving them a suite of tools that can be accessed via one single application.

April 6, 2020

Important new move builds on the phenomenal growth in use of contactless with Mastercard enabling businesses and retailers to implement limit increases quickly and efficiently to help people everywhere benefit from the fastest and simplest way to pay.

March 2020
March 25, 2020

Important new move builds on the phenomenal growth in use of contactless with Mastercard enabling businesses and retailers to implement limit increases quickly and efficiently to help people everywhere benefit from the fastest and simplest way to pay.

March 19, 2020

Mastercard and bunq announce today the expansion of their partnership to accelerate the growth of bunq’s card offerings in Europe. Mastercard is leveraging its international network, helping to expand the bunq Metal Card into 30 European countries1. bunq Metal Card, a metal Mastercard, builds a greener planet by planting a tree for every 100 Euros spent.

March 12, 2020

The pilot project to provide MSMEs with a mobile solution to accept contactless payments will span across the United Kingdom, Germany, Bulgaria and Romania.

March 12, 2020

Mastercard partnership to support ambitious European growth plans for Skrill and NETELLER prepaid cards.

March 6, 2020

On the first day of the WOW - Women of the World Festival in London, Mastercard announces a new partnership with The WOW Foundation.  WOW is a global movement celebrating women and girls, taking a frank look at the obstacles they face. Festivals take place year-round across the world.

March 5, 2020

The new Smile account, serviced with a Debit Mastercard, will enable the underbanked workers to deposit their income securely and pay or transfer domestically and internationally in 210 countries and territories.

February 2020
February 27, 2020

The partnership aims to boost the adoption of card payment technology by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), helping them reach more customers and grow their business.

February 26, 2020

Mastercard announces the expansion of its partnership with Rakuten Viber, to offer Moneytou, a peer to peer (p2p) payment service available within the Viber messaging app, which has over one billion users around the world. Following Moneytou’s launch in Hungary and Ukraine last year, the service is now available to users in Romania, with plans to extend to additional European countries.

February 17, 2020

Mastercard’s European Cyber Resilience Centre will bring together partners and industry bodies to lead the way to enterprise resiliency.

February 12, 2020

A new study of card transactions from over 53 countries around the world has revealed that the ‘love economy’ is growing five times as fast as the global economy with Valentine’s Day spend up 17 per cent since 2017.

January 2020
January 22, 2020

Winter sports experts discuss technology, sustainability and gender parity in sports ahead of the legendary Hahnenkamm Races 2020.

January 20, 2020

Mastercard partners with French government in accelerating the digitization of the French economy.

January 16, 2020

The German IoT/Fintech start-up ryd closes a double-digit million Euro funding round that will see them accelerate their rollout across Europe. Both, global technology company Mastercard and a Southern German premium car manufacturer, are among the strategic investors looking to digitise payment on the petrol forecourt.

January 15, 2020

Mastercard, the partner of choice for fintechs in Europe, is announcing its partnership of CleverCards and EML to cement their position as the leading facilitator of PayTech innovation in Europe.