Press Releases

October 2020

OCTOber 08, 2020

Mastercard Survey Shows Consumers are Placing More Value on Family, Health, and Mental Well-Being than Before COVID

The survey shows results about the essential aspects of Latin Americans' lives after quarantine. The new Mastercard campaign seeks to support consumers and small businesses as they return to a new normal.

September 2020

September 17, 2020

Mastercard Brings Technology Leaders Together to Launch Tech for Good Partnership in Latin America

Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex, Mercado Libre, and PayPal Commit to Accelerate Business Recovery and Inclusive Growth Efforts in the Region.

August 2020

AUGUST 12, 2020

Mastercard adds Next Generation of LAC Fintech Partners to Accelerate Program

Mastercard has announced the expansion of its Accelerate fintech portfolio, adding new companies to its startup engagement program Start Path and more technology partners to its Engage network, providing access to expert engineers and specialists that can help customers deploy new services quickly and efficiently.

July 2020

JULY 8, 2020

Mastercard Launches Digital Acceleration Platform to Support Small Businesses in Latin America & the Caribbean

As businesses seek to draw customers, Mastercard is launching new initiatives to support them. Today, the company introduced its Small Business Digital Acceleration Platform, a resource for small business owners looking to expand their business digitally.


JULY 8, 2020

Mastercard Brings New eCommerce Payment Experience to Latin America & Caribbean

Mastercard announced today it is beginning technical preparations to bring Click to Pay online checkout – based on the EMV® Secure Remote Commerce industry-standard – to Brazil and Mexico.

June 2020

JUNE 30, 2020

Mastercard Research Shows Surge in Digital Payments as Ecommerce Reaches New Heights Around the World

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


JUNE 25, 2020

Mastercard Provides Latin America Small Businesses Free Resources and Technology

As small businesses across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) cope with the pandemic's repercussions, Mastercard has provided a suite of free tools and resources to support their increased online operations.


JUNE 15, 2020

Mastercard Partners with Facebook to Enable Brazilians to Send and Receive Money Using WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in Brazil can now transfer money and pay businesses directly from the app, quickly, conveniently and securely.

May 2020

MAY 19, 2020

Camila Cabello Joins Mastercard’s Digital Priceless Experience Collection featuring New Renditions of Her Hit Music

New digital experiences include regional ambassadors in Gastronomy, Sports and Arts throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region.


MAY 6, 2020

Mastercard, CHTA launch Tourism Insights Platform

Due to launch this May, the Platform will initially provide CHTA, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, with insights for three markets in the region – Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.

April 2020

APRIL 30, 2020

Mastercard Study Shows Consumers in LAC Make the Move to Contactless Payments

During first quarter of 2020, as many countries imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing, a growing number of consumers in Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) turned to contactless payments for necessary purchases, a new Mastercard study shows. 


APRIL 16, 2020

The Future of Digital Banking in Latin America: 5 practices transforming the industry

A new study, “Digital Banking in Latin America” unveils the latest trends and best practices that are shaping the financial industry in the region before COVID-19 and well beyond.  


APRIL 16, 2020

Apart, but united: a new Mastercard campaign brings consumers together while they stay apart

Campaign in Latin American and the Caribbean underscores the importance of unity under extraordinary times of social distancing.

March 2020

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

Researchers at three institutions in the U.S. and U.K. receive grants to advance studies of repurposed drugs and novel antibodies in preventing COVID-19.


MARCH 27, 2020

Mastercard champions effort to raise limits for contactless payment transactions across Latin America & Caribbean

This initiative comes in the wake of COVID-19 as health officials recommend social distancing and a growing number of merchants are encouraging consumers to pay with contactless over cash to avoid contact.


MARCH 10, 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard Launch Initiative to Speed Development and Access to Therapies for COVID-19

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate R&D efforts and remove barriers to drug development and scale-up to address the epidemic.

February 2020

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Mastercard Renews its Commitment to South American Football and Becomes the Official Sponsor of Women’s Football

Mastercard will sponsor the 2020 and 2024 edition of CONMEBOL Copa América for 13th and 14th consecutive edition.

January 2020

JANUARY 21, 2020

Mastercard launches its Smart Islands program in the Caribbean

Mastercard announced today the launch of its Smart Islands program in the Caribbean, leading the journey towards developing smarter islands and cashless societies to strengthen economies throughout the region.


JANUARY 16, 2020

Fintechs Filling Underserved Needs in Latin America and Caribbean

New report by Mastercard and CB Insights analyzes five trends on how new fintech startups are transforming the global market for underserved consumers and small & medium sized businesses in 2020.