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September 2020

september 29, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Donate Offers Consumers More Ways to Give Back

This unprecedented year has accelerated charitable giving by double-digit percentages. With consumer spending increasingly moving online, Mastercard is today announcing the expansion of its digital giving platform – Mastercard Donate - to enable cardholders to round up their everyday spend to the nearest dollar for donations to the charity of their choice. 

september 29, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Delivers Greater Transparency in Digital Banking Applications

As more businesses turn to digital payments, and the number of connected devices grows, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: consumers are demanding more clarity around what they bought and who they bought it from. A new initiative from Mastercard and managed by Ethoca, the company’s collaborative fraud and dispute resolution technology, aims to eliminate this confusion and improve the customer experience. 

september 29, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

ACI Worldwide and Mastercard to Collaborate and Advance New Payment Solutions and Experiences for Customers

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, and Mastercard, the global multi-rail payments technology company, today announced that they will partner to provide a wide range of real-time payment solutions globally.

september 23, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Expands its Digital First Card Program Amid Growing Demand for Digitally Driven Money Management Solutions 

Directly addressing today’s generation, who does everything – from ordering meals to scheduling doctor’s appointments – on their mobile phones or online, Mastercard today announced the expansion of its Digital First Card Program in North America.

september 17, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Pledges $500 million to Help Close Racial Wealth and Opportunity Gap for Black Communities Across America

In its sustained efforts to build a more inclusive global digital economy, Mastercard is investing $500 million in Black communities over the next five years. This commitment includes products, services, technology and financial support, as well as concentrated investments that will focus on providing Black-owned businesses and Black people access to affordable financial tools and capital.

september 11, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Citi Retail Services and Wayfair Announce New Strategic Partnership With Launch of Private Label and Co-Brand Credit Cards

Citi Retail Services and Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, today announced a long-term partnership to provide a new private label Wayfair Credit Card and co-brand Wayfair Mastercard with compelling rewards and benefits for Wayfair customers.

september 11, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Exploring the magic and passion of cinema and film in partnership with the 77th International Venice Film Festival

Mastercard partnered with the world’s longest running film festival, La Biennale di Venezia to share the thoughts, learning and insights of some of the world’s most acclaimed directors, actors, cinematographers, writers and artists.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Launches Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Testing Platform 

Today, Mastercard announced a proprietary virtual testing environment for central banks to evaluate CBDC use cases. The platform enables the simulation of issuance, distribution and exchange of CBDCs between banks, financial service providers and consumers.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Card Payments Take Flight in the Falkland Islands

Launching today as part of London Tech Week, Square, Mastercard and the Falkland Islands Government will announce a new partnership, Connecting the Falklands, solving one of the greatest challenges facing the Islands' small and medium-sized businesses - accepting card and digital payments.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Scores with Expanded Olympique Lyonnais Partnership

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. 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Expands Installment Offerings Through Global Partnerships

Mastercard today announced a new partnership with TSYS, a Global Payments company, that will enable consumers to use their Mastercard to split transactions into installments before, during or after checkout.

September 1, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

Mastercard Recovery Insights: Italy, Russia and France Lead Travel & Entertainment Spending Recovery in G20 Countries

New report spotlights the rise of boutique hotels, the return of the road trip and other emerging trends.

August 2020

AUGUST 31, 2020

Introducing New Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card and More Cash Back Opportunities for Freedom Unlimited Cardmembers

New ways to earn cash back on dining, drug store and travel purchased through Chase make Freedom Flex and Unlimited the ultimate no-fee credit cards to unlock value on everyday spending

 

AUGUST 28, 2020

Mastercard Launches Frictionless Retail Technology Solutions to Enable Touchless Economy

Mastercard today announced a new suite of frictionless solutions for retailers to reimagine their physical shopping experience.

 

august 25, 2020

Mastercard Study Shows COVID-19 a Catalyst for Digital B2B Payments Adoption

As COVID-19 continues to stress small businesses financially and operationally, small business owners across North America are turning to digital services to improve cash flow and modernize their payments ecosystems.

 

 AUGUST 20, 2020 | LONDON

TransferWise and Mastercard Expand their Global Partnership

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and TransferWise, today announced an expanded partnership to enable the issuance of cards in any market around the world where Mastercard is accepted and TransferWise is licensed.

 

AUGUST 19, 2020

Mastercard and AptPay speed disbursements across multiple industries

Mastercard and AptPay today announced the integration of Mastercard Send – a global push payments platform that enables funds to be sent securely and in near real-time into any payment card or account – into the AptPay platform.

 

AUGUST 12, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Accelerate Ignites Next Generation of Fintech Disruptors and Partners to Build the Future of Commerce

Mastercard has announced the expansion of its Accelerate fintech portfolio, adding dynamic entrepreneurs to its award-winning 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 28, 2020 | purchase, Ny

Mastercard collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate innovation

Mastercard and Microsoft Corp. announced a collaboration to shape the future of digital commerce, drive startup innovation and enable financial inclusion. The collaboration will accelerate Mastercard Labs’ cloud native research and development activities, enabled by Azure and AI, to advance Mastercard Labs’ mission to de-risk and commercialize emerging technologies and platforms for digital commerce.

 

July 28, 2020 | london, UK

Mastercard to enable better cross-border business payments into China

Mastercard and Bank of Shanghai today announced the ability for businesses in virtually any geography to more efficiently, seamlessly and securely send payments to China.

 

july 23, 2020 | MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.

Now Available: Your Money Goes Further With Samsung Money by SoFi

Samsung, SoFi and Mastercard together launch the mobile-first money management platform; Account holders will obtain exclusive access to discounts on Samsung products

 

JULY 22, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Leads the Payments Industry Forward to a More Sustainable Future

Mastercard has worked with global industry players to develop a sustainable card program for all card issuers globally.  A new directory of sustainable materials and vendors for card products aims to make sustainable choice the preferred option for all financial institutions worldwide and drive enhanced innovation. 

 

july 20, 2020 | purchase, ny

Mastercard Accelerates Crypto Card Partner Program, Making it Easier for Consumers to Hold and Activate Cryptocurrencies

Wirex becomes first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted principal membership license.

 

july 8, 2020 | purchase, ny

Mastercard Expands ShopOpenings.com to the U.S. & Canada, Delivering a Search Tool That Identifies What Stores Near You Are Open for Business

Today, Mastercard announced the geographic expansion of ShopOpenings.com, a new online search tool that confirms which shops and businesses are open to customers, bringing the search capability to the U.S. and Canada.

 

july 8, 2020

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa to Power Global Expansion of Simple, Consistent Digital Checkout Experience

Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced they are each beginning technical preparations for global expansion of the Click to Pay online checkout – based on the EMV® Secure Remote Commerce industry standard.

 

JULY 1, 2020 | MONETT, MO

Jack Henry Helps Banks and Credit Unions Manage Risk While Optimizing the Digital Experience with NuData Security’s Behavioral Technology

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.®, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, today announced that it has partnered with NuData Security, a Mastercard® company, to enhance the Banno Digital Platform™ with behavioral security.

June 2020

june 24, 2020 | purchase, ny

Ellevest Introduces Money Membership Built by Women, for Women

Ellevest today announced a first-of-its-kind membership plan created to get more money in the hands of women by helping them invest, save, and advance their careers.

 

june 23, 2020 | purchase, ny

Mastercard to Acquire Finicity to Advance Open Banking Strategy

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a leading North American provider of real-time access to financial data and insights. 

 

JUNE 18, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY 

Mastercard Research Shows Surge in Digital Payments as E-Commerce Reaches New Heights Around the World

Consumers are increasingly moving away from cash and opting for contact-free and digital payments experiences – and they don’t expect to go back. E-commerce is also seeing a surge, with Mastercard SpendingPulse reporting record growth rates across the globe as consumers increasingly shop online.

 

JUNE 17, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY 

Mastercard Powers Faster, Seamless Online Shopping Experiences for Amazon Customers

Today, Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will have their stored card credentials tokenized.

 

june 15, 2020 | miami

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

Today, Mastercard announced the extension of its partnership with Facebook to offer a new and innovative way for Brazilians to send and receive money from friends and family on the WhatsApp application.

 

june 10, 2020 | purchase, ny

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Estimated $53 Billion in Additional U.S. E-Commerce Sales as Pandemic Drives Consumers Online in April and May

Mastercard today released the first report in its Recovery Insights series, which sheds light on the impacts of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, including the incredible growth of online shopping.

 

JUNE 10, 2020 | TORONTO, CANADA

Ethoca and Aite Group Research Finds Cardholders Are Eager for Digital Solutions that Deliver Greater Purchase Transparency

Transaction Confusion and False Claims – Both Leading Causes of Disputes and Chargebacks – Shown to be Preventable Through Improved Merchant-Issuer Collaboration

May 2020

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.

 

may 27, 2020 | mountain view, ca

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.

 

MAY 13, 2020 | TEL AVIV, ISRAEL & ROME, ITALY

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.

 

MAY 11, 2020 | Toronto, Canada

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

 

may 5, 2020 | san francisco, ca

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.

 

may 4, 2020 | white plains, ny

“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.

April 2020

APRIL 29, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Study Shows Consumers Globally Make the Move to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases, Seeking Touch-Free Payment Experiences

In a Mastercard global consumer study, nearly eight in 10 say they use contactless payments. Between February and March, contactless transactions grew twice as fast as non-contactless transactions in the grocery and drug store categories.

 

APRIL 28, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Builds on COVID-19 Response with Commitment to Connect 1 Billion People, 50 Million Small Businesses, 25 Million Women Entrepreneurs to the Digital Economy by 2025

In this time of global crisis, Mastercard today expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025. As part of this effort, there will be a direct focus on providing 25 million women entrepreneurs with solutions that can help them grow their businesses.

 

APRIL 21, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Joins Coalition to Support Displaced Workers

Mastercard today announced the expansion of its partnership with OnwardUS, a new coalition of governors, technology companies and funding partners working to assist workers who have been furloughed or laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

APRIL 15, 2020 | TORONTA, CANADA

Ethoca to Bring Digital Receipts to Consumers through Collaboration with Microsoft

Microsoft customers enjoy easy access to digital receipts through Ethoca’s expanding network of banks, providing better transaction clarity throughout the payment journey & reduced dispute resolution costs.

 

APRIL 8, 2020 | ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA AND SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

H-ISAC Partnering with RiskRecon and Mastercard to Provide Complimentary Cybersecurity Rating Assessments for all Healthcare Organizations

To aid healthcare organizations in protecting their environments during the COVID-19 crisis, the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) announced today, in partnership with RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, H-ISAC members and all healthcare organizations worldwide can receive free cybersecurity rating assessments through December 31, 2020.

 

APRIL 7, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Commits $250 Million To Support Small Business’ Financial Security

Mastercard today announced a commitment of $250 million over five years to support small businesses in the United States and other markets where we operate.

 

APRIL 2, 2020 | TORONTO

Mastercard Enables Higher Contactless Payments Across Canada

Mastercard today announced it is enabling the increase of contactless payment limits across Canada, as people look for safer ways to pay in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

 

APRIL 1, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

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 2020

MARCH 30, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Learning @ Home With Girls4Tech Connect

Today, Mastercard extended access to its signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The program has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages 8-12.

 

MARCH 30, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

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

Today, the partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator announced grants of $20 million to three institutions—the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology—to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

MARCH 12, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Samsung Partner to Enable Digital Inclusion

Mastercard today announced a global partnership with Samsung to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets through its extensible Pay on Demand platform. 

 

MARCH 10, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

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.

 

MARCH 5, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Commits to Activating 1 Million Mentorship Engagements Through Path to Priceless Initiative

A desire to problem-solve lies at the heart of young women entrepreneurs and this desire starts at a young age. In fact, a recent study* commissioned by Mastercard found that fifty two percent of Gen Z …

 

MARCH 2, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg Partner to Deliver Curated Shopping Experience for Consumers and Insights for Store Associates

Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg today announced a new partnership focused on enhancing the in-store experience for consumers, as well as delivering intelligent insights to store associates through the integration of technology that provides informed product recommendations, store performance analytics, as well as digital discovery and engagement through QR codes.

February 2020

  

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Leap Year is Giving Us One More Day, and Mastercard Wants to Help You Share it With Someone You Love

Brand to auction Priceless Experiences and donate 100% of winning bids to Stand Up To Cancer

  

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Announces Leadership Transition

Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, to become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors January 1, 2021 Michael Miebach, Chief Product Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2021 and, as part of the transition, to become President March 1, 2020 Richard Haythornthwaite …

 

 FEBRUARY 11, 2020 | BEIJING

Mastercard and NetsUnion JV Approved to Prepare for Domestic Operations in China

 Mastercard today is pleased to announce that it has received in-principle approval from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to begin formal preparations to set up a domestic bankcard clearing institution in China. 

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | SKOPJE

Republic of North Macedonia, Mastercard Design National Digital Identity Service to Help Grow...

The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and Mastercard today unveiled plans for a range of digital solutions that will advance the country’s digital economy aspirations and give citizens a new way to prove their identity when accessing government and business … 

January 2020

JANUARY 24, 2020 | NEW DELHI

Pine Labs announces investment from Mastercard

Relationship expands omni-channel payment options for consumers in South Asia and beyond New Delhi. 

 

JANUARY 23, 2020 | SAN FRANCISCO

SoFi Supercharges its Debit and Credit Cards with Mastercard

SoFi, the digital personal finance company, and Mastercard announced a multifaceted partnership to offer a suite of products and in-person experiences to its nearly one million (and growing) SoFi members.

 

JANUARY 23, 2020 | VANCOUVER

Mastercard Opens Global Intelligence and Cyber Centre in Vancouver

New centre will create jobs and accelerate innovation in digital and cyber security, AI and IoT. 

 

JANUARY 23, 2020 | DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

Mastercard and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce data.org: A Platform for Data Science...

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

 

JANUARY 17, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Partners Launch Priceless Planet Coalition to Act on Climate Change

Mastercard today announced the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition, a platform to unite corporate sustainability efforts and make meaningful investments to preserve the environment. 

 

JANUARY 16, 2020 | PURCHASE, NY

Fortune Favors the Bold Podcast Inspires Listeners to Question Everything

Season three of Fortune Favors the Bold unpacks big financial questions from listeners and taps experts to help find answers. It’s a new decade, and that means new beginnings and inevitably, new outlooks on how we approach money.  

 

JANUARY 13, 2020

Raj Seshadri Named President, Data & Services for Mastercard

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Raj Seshadri as president for the company’s data and services organization, reporting directly to Ajay Banga, president and chief executive officer. 

 

JANUARY 8, 2020 | LAS VEGAS

Mastercard Launches Augmented Reality Experience to Bring Card Benefits to Life

Mastercard today unveiled a new augmented reality (AR) app that lets cardholders see, explore and access the benefits of their Mastercard. 

 

JANUARY 7, 2020 | LAS VEGAS

Mastercard Unveils its First-Ever Music Single, Delivering Latest Evolution of its Sonic Brand...

Built on trust and passion, Mastercard is redefining how people interact and recall the brand with the drop of its first-ever sonic-integrated music single. 

2019

DECEMBER 26, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grew 3.4 Percent This Holiday Season

Retailers have much to cheer about this holiday season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM. Mastercard SpendingPulse provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check. …

 

DECEMBER 23, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Acquires RiskRecon to Enhance Cybersecurity Capabilities

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure.

 

DECEMBER 17, 2019 | GROSSHÖCHSTETTEN, ZURICH

Swiss Bankers to Deliver an Innovative Solution for Transferring Money through Partnership with...

Sending money internationally simply, securely and seamlessly. For the first time, Swiss Bankers are offering international peer-to-peer money transfers.

 

DECEMBER 11, 2019 | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Mastercard Brings Digital Identity to Real World Tests

Mastercard today marked the first tests of a new digital service that has the potential to verify a person’s identity immediately, safely and securely in both the digital and the physical world.

 

DECEMBER 10, 2019 | MADRID COP25

Mastercard and Doconomy Extend Collaboration to Deliver a More Sustainable Future

S&P Global Joins Effort to Power Global Platform Available to All Issuers Further Support Provided by Mastercard Investment in Doconomy. 

 

DECEMBER 2, 2019 | CHICAGO

BMO Harris Bank announces availability of True Name™ feature for Mastercard debit cardholders

BMO becomes first to offer members of the transgender and non-binary communities the ability to use their true name on their debit cards Chicago.

 

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 

PayPal and Mastercard Extend Instant Transfer to Singapore & Europe

Through its long-standing partnership with Mastercard, PayPal is extending its Instant Transfer solution to Singapore and multiple European markets Through Mastercard Send,™ PayPal customers can transfer funds from their PayPal wallets to their Mastercard cards in real-time*.

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 | NEW YORK CITY, NY

Mastercard Creates Global Alliance to Upgrade Transit Systems

As the inaugural partner, Meridiam will help finance digital ticketing infrastructure in North America – unlocking savings for cities. Mastercard created an alliance to mobilize financing to help upgrade transit systems around the world.

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 | REYKJAVIK

Mastercard Index: U.S., New Zealand, Canada and Israel are the top markets for women entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs around the world are making strides to overcome gender-related biases and advance their businesses. Women entrepreneurs are opening businesses at a higher rate than before, but challenges persist.

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | BARCELONA 

Mastercard Expands Global Network for Urban Co-Development

At Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, today, Mastercard marked the expansion of its City Possible network to 40+ members inducting Augusta, GA; Casey, AUS; Columbia, SC; Georges River, AUS; Juazeiro …

 

NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Bank of America Announce Deidre Mathis, Founder of Wanderstay as the Third Annual...

Mastercard and Bank of America announced Deidre Mathis, Founder of Wanderstay as the winner of the third annual Grow Your Biz Contest, which called on small business owners across the country to …

 

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Partners with BMO Harris and Superbia to Bring the True Name™ Feature to their Card ...

Today, Mastercard announced that BMO Harris and Superbia Credit Union will be the first issuers to implement the True Name feature for their card offerings, enabling people to ... 

 

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

New Study Highlights Five Traits of Leading Innovators

Mastercard, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Offer Candid CEO Insights, 50 Actions That Can Spark Positive Change and Innovation.

 

OCTOBER 28, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Small Business Cardholders Gain Access to Business Tools from Microsoft

Mastercard is giving small business owners tools and technology to help them take their business to the next level with the addition of Microsoft solutions to its’ ever-growing suite of small business …

 

OCTOBER 28, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Launches Accelerate to Supercharge Fintech Success

Mastercard today launched Mastercard Accelerate, a global initiative that simplifies the way that Mastercard works with fintechs, giving them access to everything they need to grow quickly.

 

OCTOBER 27, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Blockchain to Bring Visibility to Food Systems

Mastercard is collaborating with Envisible, a company that enables supply-chain visibility in food systems to bring more visibility to food that people eat every day.

 

OCTOBER 27, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY & LAS VEGAS

Mastercard Launches Integrated Product Suite to Optimize Healthcare Partner Technology

Mastercard Healthcare Solutions will develop and provide the tools needed to create efficiencies that enable healthcare organizations to focus on what matters most, helping people enjoy healthy lives.

 

OCTOBER 24, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Brex and Mastercard Partner on U.S. Expansion

Mastercard today announced that Brex, the financial technology company that helps ambitious companies scale, has partnered with Mastercard as its preferred network to bring cutting-edge technology and top-tier benefits to its corporate card portfolio in the United States.

 

OCTOBER 24, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Establishes Principles for Data Responsibility

Mastercard today announced the launch of the Data Responsibility Imperative to advance a dialogue around how organizations can work together to close this gap, inviting others to join them in the effort. The initiative hinges on establishing a core set of principles guiding the ethical collection, management and use of data.

 

OCTOBER 22, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Acquires SessionM to Broaden its Merchant Loyalty & Marketing Services

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SessionM, a U.S.-based technology company. SessionM’s customer engagement and loyalty platform empowers the world’s most innovative brands—including retailers, airlines, restaurants and CPG companies—to forge stronger and more profitable consumer relationships.

 

OCTOBER 22, 2019 | RIVERWOODS, PURCHASE, SAN FRANCISCO

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa Implement Click to Pay to Make Online Checkout Simple and Secure

Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced the arrival of faster, more secure online checkout based on the new EMV® Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) industry standard, establishing a simplified way for card payments to be made across web and mobile sites, mobile apps and connected devices.

 

OCTOBER 22, 2019 | LONDON

Revolut to launch first U.S. cards with Mastercard in new deal

Mastercard (MA) and Revolut, today announced a partnership to launch Revolut cards in the U.S. by the end of the year, as part of an expansion of their relationship enabling the issuance of cards in any market around the world where Mastercard is accepted.

 

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month Launching a Summit with Create & Cultivate

Mastercard continues its commitment to spotlighting women owners through a multi-day gathering including an Advisory Council gathering, Small Business Summit and capsule collection launch.  

 

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C

The Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard Announce Grants to Benefits Data Trust Totaling $7.5 Million

The Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard announced today they are awarding transformative grants to Benefits Data Trust (BDT) totaling $7.5 million to improve health and economic mobility for at least 5 million low-income people in the United States, by streamlining access to food, healthcare, housing, and other essential benefits.

 
OCTOBER 21, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C. 

Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make More than $72M in Commitments to...

Four philanthropic funders including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth.

 

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

A New Way to Address Inequality: Announcing the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy

With the goal of making significant progress toward solving one of the most pressing and complex challenges of our time, The Aspen Institute (the Institute) and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (the Center) today announced the creation of the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy (APIE).

 

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C

Mastercard Launches Toolkit to Help Community Leaders Drive Sustainable, Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is unveiling a groundbreaking suite of tools that will provide local leaders with timely data-driven insights on the current state of and potential for inclusive growth in their communities.

 

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mastercard Announces Partnerships to Provide Financial Inclusion Support to Women, Entrepreneurs...

Today, Mastercard announces partnerships with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and CARE USA, which will create new models and tools to financially include women, micro-entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers across the world.

 

OCTOBER 20, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Launches Payment on Delivery Driving Real-Time Payments Adoption

Mastercard today unveiled Payment on Delivery, a new solution allowing businesses to pay a supplier in real-time when receiving goods or services. The company is piloting the program with PNC Bank, which leverages the RTP® network from The Clearing House for real-time payments clearing and settlement capabilities. 

 

OCTOBER 20, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Expands Bill Pay Exchange Partners

Mastercard today announced that it is working with several new partners, including ConEd, to roll out Mastercard Bill Pay Exchange. Avidia Bank, Aliaswire Inc., OSG Billing Services and Transactis will be among the first to offer Bill Pay Exchange to their customers. 

 

OCTOBER 14, 2019 | NEW YORK

Mastercard and Curb Make NYC Cab Rides Count Towards American Cancer Society Program

Today Mastercard and Curb Mobility, a leading ride hailing and payments platform, launched a charitable campaign in New York City to support American Cancer Society’s’ ‘Road To Recovery’ program.

 

OCTOBER 10, 2019 | NEW YORK

Mastercard Partners with Vogue on Third Annual Forces of Fashion Summit

Mastercard today announced its partnership with Vogue for Forces of Fashion, the title’s annual event bringing fashion’s most innovative and prominent figures together. 

 

OCTOBER 8, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY & LAS VEGAS

Mastercard at Money 20/20: Going Beyond Cards to Drive Digital Future Forward

Company displays innovative technology and partnerships enabling the customer journey across digital payments, security, and modern business at leading industry conference.

 

OCTOBER 4, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make Sustained Commitments to Inclusive..

Co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the new convening will examine opportunities to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. 

 

OCTOBER 1, 2019 | NEW YORK CITY & LOS ANGELES

Mastercard and Square Partner to Bring Small Business Events to New York City and Los Angeles

In a combined effort to drive financial inclusion, Mastercard and Square today announced a two-city collaboration on Self Made, Square’s event series focused on enhancing the skills of underserved business leaders to create economic and community impact through meaningful panels and interactive workshops.

 

OCTOBER 1, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Launches Threat Scan to Assess Bank Fraud Exposure

Mastercard today announced Threat Scan, a unique global service that helps banks proactively identify potential vulnerabilities in their authorization systems.  

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

CyberPeace Institute to Support Victims Harmed by Escalating Conflicts in Cyberspace

Created to address the growing impact of major cyberattacks, the CyberPeace Institute will assist vulnerable communities, promote transparency, and advance global discussions on acceptable behavior in cyberspace.

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Partners with Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer and VF Corporation on...

Mastercard today announced a global effort to pay garment factory workers digitally, a pivot the industry is making from traditional cash payroll to ensure workers receive their hard-earned wages securely and consistently. 

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard and Rabobank Join to Bring Financial Inclusion Tools to 1 Million Farmers

Today, Mastercard and Rabobank announced a strategic partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price. 

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 | NEW YORK

Mastercard Introduces the First Taste of Priceless

Two original macaron flavors – passion and optimism – come to life at the New York Times Food Festival as Mastercard unveils the latest expression of its multisensory brand.

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | TOKYO

Technology Fuels Spirit of Sportsmanship at Rugby World Cup 2019 as Mastercard Unveils Live ‘Player of the Match’ Trophy

As Rugby World Cup 2019TM kicks off, worldwide partner Mastercard is celebrating the inclusive spirit and innovation that makes rugby a uniting force for fans and players around the world. 

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Debuts the ‘Taste of Priceless,’ an Immersive, Multisensory Exhibition Featuring Artists ...

Located at Spring Studios, the three-day exhibition offers a dynamic exploration of the senses and culminates in the unveiling of Mastercard’s latest multisensory move. 

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Douugh launches “Savings Jars” Service and Expands Access to Mastercard Debit Card in the U.S.

Disruptive consumer fintech company, Douugh, is expanding the rollout of its ‘Freemium’ subscription product, a smart bank account with a Mastercard debit card, to its growing U.S waitlist, with the launch of its ‘Savings Jars’ feature, which is designed to help Douugh users to visualize and track individual savings goals. 

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Bank of America Launch Third Annual Grow Your Biz Contest

The national pitch competition provides four finalists with the opportunity to receive industry-expert consultation and $25,000. 

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Track to Modernize $125 Trillion Global B2B Payments Market

Payments leader unveils vision and products to transform global business-to-business payments market. Mastercard TrackTM Business Payment Service is the first global open-loop commercial service built to simplify and automate payments between the world’s suppliers and buyers.

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and R3 Partner to Develop New Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payments Solution

Blockchain-enabled model to further support banks to deliver a single frictionless real-time payments proposition Mastercard will act as the network operator to process, clear and settle international payments.

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

NYC & Company announces tickets for NYC Off-Broadway Week fall 2019 now on sale

34 Off-Broadway Productions, including 20 New Participants, Will Offer 2-for-1 Tickets The Program, in Partnership with Mastercard, Will Run from September 23 to October 6 New York City.

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Names New Executive Vice President, Global Communications

 Mastercard today announced the appointment of Jennifer Erickson as executive vice president, Global Communications, effective September 23. She will lead corporate, internal, external and digital communications, reporting to Raja Rajamannar, the company’s chief marketing and communications officer and president, Healthcare.

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Bangkok Tops Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index For The Fourth Consecutive Year

With a Decade of Destination Insights, Mastercard Shows the Dramatic Rise in International Travel—and the Particular Growth of the Asia-Pacific Region.

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Joins the Marco Polo Network To Advance Global Trade Through Optimized Financing

The Marco Polo Network, a trade and working capital finance network, is welcoming Mastercard as its latest member. The network – and its over 25 member banks – are working to unlock what the World Trade Organization has identified as a potential $1.5 trillion opportunity in global trade …

 

AUGUST 21, 2019 | MIAMI, FL

Mastercard Gets Miami Commuters Tapping on Public Transit

Mastercard today announced its partnership with transportation solutions provider Cubic Transportation Systems, and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to enable tap-and-go payments at Miami’s Metrorail stations.

 

AUGUST 21, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Expands Global Relationship with Riot Games As Exclusive Category Partner of League of Legends

Mastercard today announced it has expanded its existing, global partnership with Riot Games League of Legends esports into financial services category exclusivity for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), …

 

AUGUST 14, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

NYC & Company announces the return of its celebrated program NYC Broadway Week with Mastercard

24 Productions Make Broadway Theater Accessible with 2-for-1 Tickets to Performances September 3–16  Inaugural Sponsorship by Mastercard, Preferred Payment Partner of NYC Broadway Week. 

 

AUGUST 6, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Advances Its Leadership Position as a Multi-Rail Payments Company with the Acquisition Nets’ Account-to-Account Payment Business

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the Corporate Services businesses of Nets, a leading European PayTech company, for €2.85 billion (approximately US$3.19 billion).

 

AUGUST 5, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Furthers Resources For Small Business Owners with Salesforce Essentials

Company builds upon its small business value proposition to offer the #1 CRM for small businesses from Salesforce.

 

AUGUST 2, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY & LOS ANGELES, CA

Mastercard Enables Luxury Shoppers To Purchase With Confidence

Mastercard continues its commitment to women entrepreneurs by partnering with iconic experiential retailer, Fred Segal Sunset and MADE to support limited-edition collaborations that showcase leading women designers and artists. 

 

AUGUST 1, 2019 | LOS ANGELES, CA

goop, Mastercard, and Next Retail Concepts Upgrade Online Shopping in Canada

Consumers in Canada will now be able to shop an immersive digital experience of goop MRKT Toronto using proprietary technology from Next Retail Concepts. 

 

JULY 31, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Debuts PRICELESS – An International Culinary Collective Bringing the World’s Finest Dining and Cocktail Experiences to New York City

New collaboration with Spring showcases the world’s most dynamic chefs and mixologists – recreating the authentic tastes, sights, smells and sounds of their original restaurants

 

JULY 21, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mainland China and U.S. Continue to Drive Global Travel

Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index: Origins Reveals Mainland China Is a Huge Mover Among Markets with Most International Travelers. 

 

JULY 16, 2019 | OTTAWA, ON

Actua partners with Mastercard to prepare Canadian youth for the future of work

Today, Actua announced Mastercard as its newest partner, helping to empower Canadian youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

 

JULY 11, 2019 | WATERLOO, ON

OpenText and Mastercard Partner to Transform Financial Processes Across Global Supply Chains

OpenTextTM (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), a technology leader in the global payments industry, today announced a partnership to help companies increase financial efficiencies across global supply chains, starting in the automotive industry. 

 

JULY 11, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Zoho Expand Access to Tools to Help Small Businesses Owners Around the World Thrive

Mastercard today announced it is expanding its partnership with Zoho to bring small business owners around the world a comprehensive array of products and services to make running their enterprise easier, more efficient and …

 

JULY 10, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard and Evolve Bank & Trust Help Hourly and Gig Workers Get Early Access to Wages

Mastercard is partnering with Evolve Bank & Trust (“Evolve”) to support companies such as Branch, which work with large organizations to provide interest-free, pay advances to their hourly workers and gig workers. 

 

JULY 9, 2019 | TORONTO, ON

Simplifying Acceptance of Virtual Cards for Businesses Everywhere

Mastercard Works with VersaPay to Introduce Virtual Card Receivables Service to Help Suppliers Effectively and Efficiently Reconcile B2B Payments.

 

JULY 9, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Make Some Time and Start Something Priceless with Mastercard and Stand Up To Cancer

2019 MLB All-Star Game Managers Alex Cora and Dave Roberts Stand Together to Encourage Everyone to Dine Out to Support Cancer Research. 

 

JULY 9, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO & ATLANTA

Brighterion and Elavon to Fight Fraud with Artificial Intelligence

Brighterion, a Mastercard company, and Elavon, a global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bank, have announced they will work together to integrate Brighterion’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform into Elavon’s network to minimize fraud and manage risk.

 

JULY 9, 2019

Mastercard Further Extends Payment Network with Acquisition of Transfast

The acquisition will enable partner banks to service consumers, businesses, governments and merchants effectively and efficiently, allowing them to send and receive money cross-border. 

 

JUNE 26, 2019 | HONOLULU, HI

Mastercard Showcases Next Steps in Advancing Urban Inclusion at United States Conference of Mayors...

In a new immersive showcase, Mastercard, the City and County of Honolulu, IDEMIA and MoCaFi will show how the power of collaboration can create inclusive access to services for city residents. Attendees of the conference will access event venues, local attractions and transportation options through one single card.

 

JUNE 26, 2019 | VANCOUVER

Christopher Bailey appointed CEO of NuData Security

NuData Security today announced that Christopher Bailey, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has been appointed CEO of NuData and executive vice president of EMV/Digital Devices at Mastercard.

 

JUNE 25, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Citi Enables Seamless Rewards Points Redemption at Checkout For ThankYou Cardmembers

Powered by Mastercard, Citi ThankYou cardmembers can soon shop and receive real-time alerts to redeem their ThankYou Points for a wide range of eligible purchases from dining to groceries, entertainment and clothing/department stores.

 

JUNE 25, 2019 | STOCKHOLM

Mastercard and P27 Nordic Payments Platform to build a world first real-time payments system across the region

Today P27 Nordic Payments Platform (owned by Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Nordea, OP Financial Group, SEB and Swedbank) and Mastercard have announced a partnership to provide real-time and batch payments across the Nordic markets; building the most advanced, innovative and efficient payments system in the world.

 

JUNE 18, 2019 | SEATTLE, WA

Prime members now get 2.5% back at Amazon.ca, Whole Foods Market stores in Canada and on foreign...

Introductory offer gives all cardholders 5% back at Amazon.ca, grocery stores and restaurants for six months after account is opened, on the first $3,000 in eligible purchases. 

 

JUNE 16, 2019 | CANNES, FRANCE

Priceless Experiences Are Coming to a Smart Speaker Near You

No exciting plans this weekend? No problem! Today, Mastercard announces it’s first-ever voice skill for smart speakers: the Priceless Experiences skill. 

 

JUNE 7, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online Shopping

Mastercard today launched the Mastercard Digital Wellness program, a host of technologies and resources that enable all businesses, especially small and independent merchants, to better serve today’s digital-first …

 

JUNE 5, 2019

Mastercard and USAID Extend Relationship to Support Women Entrepreneurs

W-GDP Effort Builds on Existing Commitments and Programs to Fuel Personal and Economic Growth. 

 

JUNE 4, 2019 | NEWTON, MA

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation Announces Sonesta World Mastercard®

 Today, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® GO.BOFA.COM/SONESTA to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States.

MAY 30, 2019 | TORONTO, ON

Mastercard Announced Sasha Krstic as President, Canada

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Sasha Krstic as president for the company’s Canadian operations. In this role, Krstic will be responsible for customer relations, product development and sales as Mastercard continues to drive electronic payments innovation across Canada.

 

MAY 30, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Brings Fareback Fridays And Priceless Surprises To New York City Commuters

Mastercard cardholders who tap to pay at subway terminals on Fridays during June and July will get their fares refunded  Mastercard cardholders who tap to pay on subways and at merchants that accept contactless payments in New York City will have the chance to win Priceless Surprises. 

 

MAY 24, 2019 | LONDON, UK

Mastercard Adds World Number One Tennis Player Naomi Osaka to Global Sponsorship Portfolio

Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, today announced it is partnering with two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. 

 

MAY 23, 2019 | TORONTO, ON

Mastercard and Interac collaborate to give Canadians a fast, simple and secure way to send money...

Mastercard and Interac, two trusted global and domestic payment networks, today announced a collaboration to offer Canadians a fast, simple and secure way to send money internationally. 

 

MAY 21, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Accelerator for America Partner to Promote Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Accelerator for America (AFA), a non-profit consortium of mayors, labor and business leaders, and urban and economic development experts, today announced a unique partnership to combine their expertise to drive inclusive investment in distressed communities across the United States.

 

MAY 21, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Expands Digital Identity Commitment with Samsung Electronics

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced that it will collaborate with Samsung to explore and deliver a better way for people to conveniently and securely verify their digital identity on the mobile devices they use every day. 

 

MAY 21, 2019 | LONDON, UK

Turning Armchair Travelers into Actual Tourists with Instant Financing

Mastercard and Divido are partnering with lastminute.com to offer online checkout financing in the UK, making it easier to book that dream holiday.

 

MAY 21, 2019 | LONDON, UK

Mastercard continues focus to champion women with new additions to global sponsorship portfolio

Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, is strengthening its commitment to women’s football.

 

MAY 16, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and ZIVELO Leverage Artificial Intelligence to Revamp the Ordering Experience at Quick...

Today, Mastercard announced a partnership with ZIVELO, a leader in self-service kiosk technology, to enhance the drive-in and drive-through ordering experience for quick service restaurants (QSRs) with …

 

MAY 15, 2019

The Urban Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Announce “Accelerating I...

Today, the nonprofit Urban Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth announced a new collaboration to equip city and community leaders with insights and measurement tools to better understand how technology can improve quality of life for all …

 

MAY 15, 2019 

Mastercard and Lyft Partner to Provide Drivers Immediate Access to Their Earnings

New Lyft Direct Mastercard Debit, supports economic security for drivers with improved payout experience and a No-Fee* bank account offering. 

 

MAY 14, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Enables Banks and Merchants to Rapidly Innovate with New Digital Platform that...

The Mastercard Innovation Engine™ serves as a hub for the enablement of varying digital solutions, the first of which provides highly personalized and contextually relevant cardholder experiences

 

MAY 13, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

For More Connected Cities: Mastercard Powers New Mobility Services with Kisio

At Smart Cities NYMastercard and Kisio, a subsidiary of Keolis, today announced plans to transform how millions of locals and guests get around cities.

 

MAY 7, 2019 | MEXICO CITY

Mastercard and Edenred Announce First Biometric Card Trial in Mexico

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Edenred (PA: EDEN) today announced the first regional test of biometric card technology in Mexico. The effort, focused on state benefits programs, features an embedded fingerprint sensor that provides an additional layer of security to conveniently verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

 

MAY 3, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Strengthens Bill Payment Services with Acquisition of Transactis

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transactis, a platform that helps businesses deliver bills and receive payments through one simple-to-navigate experience.

 

MAY 2, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Champions Women Business Owners Throughout National Small Business Week and Beyond

Company Kicks off New Campaign Spotlighting Women Business Owners Across the Nation and Furthers Efforts to Close the Funding Gap. 

 

MAY 1, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY & MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Mastercard Puts Digital Resources in Small Business Owners’ Wallets

Company Brings Seamless Digital Resources to On-the-Go, Always Connected Business Owners through Enriched Card Program and Partnership with Intuit. 

 

APRIL 24, 2019 | TORONTO, ON

BMO Partners with Mastercard to Accelerate Global Payments

Mastercard Send enables faster, more cost-effective and transparent international payments for BMO business and commercial banking clients.

 

APRIL 23, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Traditional Financial Institutions Embrace Fintech Disruption

Mastercard-Sponsored Study Identifies Opportunities for Growth, Partnership


APRIL 23, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Five Years and Growing… Mastercard Commits to Reaching 1M Girls Globally by 2025 with...

Today, as Mastercard marks the 5th anniversary of the Girls 4 Tech program, the company builds on a successful track record of impact with an even more ambitious commitment to reach one million girls by 2025.

 

APRIL 16, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Delivers Everyday Value and Enhanced Experiences to Consumer Credit Products

New World and World Elite benefits are delivered digitally to meet the needs of the always connected, on-the-go cardholder.

 

APRIL 16, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Redefines Choice at Checkout with Acquisition of Vyze

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has acquired Vyze, a technology platform that delivers more choice – and purchasing power – to people who want their point-of-sale payment options to match the flexibility and convenience …

 

APRIL 15, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Commercial Cardholders Get Even Greater Transparency into Amazon Business Purchases

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Bank PLC, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds Bank, NatWest and The Royal Bank of Scotland are the first to offer this enhanced transaction data to Mastercard commercial cardholders.

 

APRIL 9, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

Top Companies Team Up With Federal Agencies and Nonprofit to Launch First-of-its-Kind Cyber Talent...

Mastercard, in collaboration with Microsoft, Workday and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service today launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to recruit the nation’s best minds to defend against global cyberattacks.

MARCH 26, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Citi to Build Digital Consumer Payments Business for Institutions

Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) is developing a new business line for consumers to make digital payments to institutions.

 

MARCH 26, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Introduces Consumer-Centric Model for Digital Identity

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today introduced a vision for digital identity in today’s increasingly connected world.  

 

MARCH 22, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Mastercard Brings Transit Into The Fast Lane To Speed Daily Commutes

Expands partnership with 20 cities in the United States to Digitize Transit Passes and Power Contactless Payments. 

 

MARCH 12, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Acquires Ethoca to Reduce Digital Commerce Fraud

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ethoca, a global provider of technology solutions that help merchants and card issuers collaborate in real-time to quickly identify and resolve fraud in digital commerce.

 

MARCH 8, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Advances Cross-Border Capabilities with Acquisition of Transfast

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transfast, a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network.

 

MARCH 8, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Delivers for Women Business Owners Seeking Community Support, Mentorship and Access to...

Company announces Create & Cultivate partnership, Women’s Business Advisory Council and expanded relationship with Astia.

 

MARCH 6, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

New Sonic Brand Hits the Right Note at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Mastercard is bringing its new sonic brand identity to life for the first time at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in Orlando, Fl. 

 

MARCH 6, 2019 | NORWALK, CT & PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Brings New Industry and Retail Insights to the Open: FactSet Marketplace

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services, and Mastercard today announced the launch of new industry and retail sales insights on the Open:FactSet Marketplace™ (OFM). 

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | BARCELONA

Mastercard and Cardsmobile Launch Universal Tokenization Platform

Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mastercard and the Cardsmobile Russian technology company presented a universal tokenization platform powered by the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES).

 

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | BARCELONA

Mastercard and Angaza Partner to Bring a New Generation of Life-Changing Technology Solutions to...

 Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has signed a global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Angaza, a leader in last-mile distribution technology, which will see the two companies partner to rollout an efficient digital payment solution that increases access to affordable necessities, like solar …

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | BARCELONA

The Space Cinema and Mastercard: going to the Cinema is easier than ever

No more queues: new The Space Cinema app gets tickets out of your hands into your phone for seamless cinema experience. Ciaki, an innovative chatbot integrated into the app, allows personalised shopping experience and tailored promotions. 

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | DUBAI, UAE

Mastercard and du partner to usher in a new era of payments experiences and security across the...

Underlining its continuing commitment to innovation, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), to examine how the company’s pioneering NuDetect solution can deliver safer, more seamless payment experiences for smartphone users across the Middle East and Africa.

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | STOCKHOLM

Mastercard, TRIWA and Fidesmo Launch Smart Wearables

TRIWA and Fidesmo launch “Tapster” – a wearable in which the user connect it’s Mastercard for contactless payments. Stjärnurmakarna will be the first reseller of Tapster, which at first will be sold in a limited beta version for early-bird consumers.

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | BARCELONA

MegaFon and Mastercard Present Mobile Financial Marketplace

Mastercard has signed a memorandum of cooperation on the development of financial services and launched the Credit via Mobile service – a mobile financial marketplace for subscribers. 

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2019 | STOCKHOLM

Mastercard and Doconomy Launch the Future of Sustainable Payments

New collaboration focuses on fighting climate change and enables users to track, understand and take accountability of their carbon footprint.

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2019 | BARCELONA & PURCHASE, NY

New Technologies Driving New Conversations on Payments and Demands for Access

Sixth Mastercard Digital Payments Study Highlights Social Media Trends Around the Increased Purchasing Power Available In the Palm of Our Hands.

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Technology and Fashion Unite as the Wearable Market Matures

As wearable technology improves, fashion brands are becoming the market makers, creating accessories that put style and convenience ahead of features. 

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

Global Cyber Alliance and Mastercard Launch Cybersecurity Toolkit to Enable Small Businesses to...

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Mastercard today released a new Cybersecurity Toolkit specifically designed for small and medium businesses.

 

FEBRUARY 13, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Martina Hund-Mejean, Mastercard’s Chief Financial Officer, to Retire in 2019

Mastercard today announced that Martina Hund-Mejean, chief financial officer, will retire after more than a decade in the role. Sachin Mehra, chief financial operations officer, will succeed Hund-Mejean as CFO on April 1, reporting to Mastercard president and chief executive officer, Ajay Banga. 

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 | SIOUX FALLS, S.D. 

MetaBank® Launches Faster Payments Platform, Enabling Partners to Move Funds in Near Real-Time With ...

MetaBank® today announced the launch of its faster payments platform, which will enable its partners to disburse funds in near real-time. One of the first new offerings on this platform …

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Sound On: Mastercard Debuts Sonic Brand

Mastercard Melody to come to life at Mastercard Sensory Lab during GRAMMY® Week and in new U.S. ad with Camila Cabello. 

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Fraud Fighting Technologies Protected Consumers and Saved Retailers Millions This Holiday Season

Using NuData security services retailers worldwide saved an estimated $500 million or more during 2018 holidays. The holiday season is the perfect time for fraudsters to amplify their activities as they often go unnoticed by retailers who are under pressure to deliver the right offers and maximize on sales.

 

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Names Paul Stoddart President of New Payment Platforms

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Paul Stoddart as president, New Payment Platforms, effective March 1, 2019.

 

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO

Brex to Issue World Elite Mastercard for Business

Brex, today announced that it will start issuing World Elite Mastercard for Business with an enhanced rewards structure and rich suite of travel benefits. 

JANUARY 25, 2019 | LONDON, UK & PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard and Earthport PLC Announce Terms of Recommended Cash Offer

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) and Earthport PLC today published a Rule 2.7 announcement under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers regarding an agreement on the terms of a recommended all cash offer by Mastercard UK Holdco Limited, an indirectly, wholly-owned subsidiary of Mastercard, for the entire issued …

 

JANUARY 24, 2019 | BEIJING

Mastercard Reiterates Commitment to China

Mastercard today reiterated that its commitment to China remains steadfast.  It continues to make every effort to secure the requisite license to be able to access China’s domestic market.  It confirmed that it is in active discussions to explore different solutions.  In this regard, it hopes to be …

  

JANUARY 24, 2019 | DAVOS 

Launch of the Global Alliance for YOUth at the World Economic Forum in Davos to impact 6 million...

The Global Alliance for YOUth has announced today its ambition to impact 6 million young people, helping them build employability skills.

 

JANUARY 22, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard x Camila Cabello Collaboration to Bring Exclusive Experiences and Priceless Surprises to...

Mastercard today announced a deal with GRAMMY nominated, chart-topping recording artist Camila Cabello focused on the delivery of truly unforgettable fan experiences for Mastercard cardholders and Camilizers. Kicking off next month, Mastercard will start to …

 

JANUARY 22, 2019 | DAVOS 

Mastercard and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce ‘Data Science for Social Impact’ with Initial $50...

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced Data Science for Social Impact. This transformational model for collaborative philanthropy will accelerate the use of data science by empowering non-profit, civic and government organizations with the tools, expertise and other capabilities …

 

JANUARY 22, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Shoppers Can Soon Tap & Go at Target

Today, Mastercard announced its contactless cards soon will be accepted at Target stores, giving shoppers the ability to simply tap to pay.

 

JANUARY 16, 2019 | NEW YORK, NY

New Global Partnership Between NYC & Company and Mastercard Will Enable People to Experience...

New Alliance Comes as New York City’s Official Tourism Organization Announces Ninth Consecutive Year of Tourism Growth with a Record 65.2 Million Visitors Welcomed in 2018 New York City. 

 

JANUARY 9, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Know the Rules to Break the Rules in 2019: Mastercard Podcast’s Second Season is Ready for Binge L...

Money: people love and hate to talk about it. They want to make it, they want to use it, and they love having it, but when it comes to actually thinking about it, how we get it, how we …

 

JANUARY 7, 2019 | LAS VEGAS

Mastercard Evolves Its Brand Mark by Dropping its Name

Mastercard today announced that it is dropping its name from its iconic brand mark in select contexts. The interlocking red and yellow circles, referred to as the Mastercard Symbol, will now …

 

JANUARY 4, 2019 | PURCHASE, NY

Mastercard Names Donald Chesnut as Chief Experience Officer

Mastercard today announced that Donald Chesnut will join the company as its first chief experience officer, effective January 14, 2019.