Figuring out the rules of engagement in a post-pandemic world is complicated for even the savviest entrepreneurs. By empowering small businesses with digital payment solutions, data insights and the tools to more efficiently and securely run their enterprises, Mastercard is committed to helping entrepreneurs around the world not only recover but grow and thrive.
Small businesses tend to have fewer liquid assets to provide them with a buffer if things go wrong. Receiving proceeds in near-real time can help.
During a crisis, a sense of both empathy and urgency is plentiful – and can propel ideas with real impact.
In these uncertain times, brands must connect on a human level, take meaningful actions and live up to their promises.
Executives believe consumers are reaping benefits when they share their data; consumers aren’t convinced, a new survey shows.
Trust Stamp is tackling the challenge of balancing trust, privacy and security through its AI-powered digital ID solution called Evergreen Hash.
The COVID-19 reset is an opportunity to reinvent how we serve our customers and communities, rethink how we work, reimagine our role, and our business models.
A recent survey by Mastercard of boys and girls showed lack of confidence and differences in motivation often keep girls away from studying STEM and later pursuing careers in the field.
The Angeleno Campaign has distributed $25 million in assistance since the start of the pandemic. Now the program is scaling to eight cities and two states nationwide.
Experts across the ecosystem offered insights into cybersecurity, including how to balance risk and trust throughout the entire consumer journey, not just when we click 'buy.'
June 19 marks Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. In support of Mastercard’s statement last week about What We Stand For, the day is a perfect opportunity for all of us around the world to pause and reflect.
The past month has shown us we are not yet fully able to judge people by ‘the content of their character, not the color of the skin.’ It’s time to change that. Read blog by Tim Murphy.
Ziosk, part of Mastercard’s Start Path startup engagement program, is helping rethink the dining experience during COVID-19 recovery and beyond.
Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people now have a card that matches their true identity.
As technology evolves, cyber strategies need to evolve along with it.
Having access to affordable, reliable transportation takes on new meaning in the pandemic
Deciphering credit card statements shouldn’t require a degree in forensics. How digital receipts can help.
Data-driven services can help merchants assess, react and plan in a time ruled by uncertainty, delivering better experiences and peace of mind for shoppers.
On this bonus episode host, Ashley C. Ford talks 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.
Transactis CEO Joe Proto says the current crisis is accelerating the trend toward digital billing and payment technologies. Industry collaboration will sustain this beyond the pandemic, benefiting everyone.
How one entrepreneur has got the shift to online shopping all sewn up
Advances in technology are shifting knowledge-based methods of verification, like passwords, to recognition-based ones, delivering seamless authentication in real time.
Technology is rising to meet the challenges of ensuring safety, security and a seamless checkout experience.
By thinking 'inside the screen,' the Priceless team has been able to curate virtual experiences on a global scale, from golfing to cooking to a special event with Camila Cabello.
Often financial inclusion efforts often stall at access and don’t translate into usage. To bring millions more into the formal financial system, we need develop products that people will want to use.
With fraudsters working overtime during the COVID-19 crisis, Mastercard's Brand Performance team is working with government and law enforcement agencies to protect consumers from counterfeit testing kits and other coronavirus scams.
From mentor check-ins to Skype happy hours, making internships meaningful in the age of quarantine is possible.
Doing well and doing good doesn't stop in a crisis. Here are three stories of Mastercard employees making a difference during lockdown.
Interest in alternative financing, including installments, is surging. Zahir Khoja, executive vice president, Merchant Solutions and Partnerships, shares five reasons why.
Small businesses are among the most underserved when it comes cybersecurity, and the COVID-19 crisis raises new risks. Mastercard’s Alex Niejelow is helping empower them with tools to protect themselves.
Chief Financial Officer, Sachin Mehra, shares his thoughts on our first quarter financial performance
Our CEO, Ajay Banga, and Chairman, Rick Haythornthwaite reflect on how we delivered against our 2019 strategy and discuss how we're continuing to connect people to opportunities amidst this crisis and beyond
The contactless technology that consumers are embracing can also help small business quickly pivot to digital payments
Our new goal, to bring a total of 1 billion people into the digital economy by 2025, will require innovative partnerships.
In the current crisis, we’ve seen that individual actions can have a powerful cumulative effect. The same is true for climate change – let’s work together to have real impact.
Businesses around the globe have had to adjust to entirely new customer needs and behaviors. Read how Mastercard’s “test and learn” experimentation platform allows retailers to try ideas before rolling them out more broadly.
When these businesses suffer, the nation suffers. And right now, they are amongst the hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we’ve come together with the White House, Congress and our fellow business leaders to help.
Right now – when the world has had to resort to extreme measures to tackle extreme circumstances – decency is even more important. It’s what’s going to give us a fighting chance at faster recovery and, eventually, growth on the other side.
The pandemic has spurred many of our Start Path startups into action, from working on innovative diagnostic tools to helping cities better respond to their citizens’ needs.
Our partnership with OnwardUS will help connect those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with retraining, new jobs and access to financial assistance.
The millions of unbanked Americans due to receive stimulus money may have to wait weeks for their checks, and then they will lose a percentage through fees when they cash it. Digital payments can change that.
Times of challenge, times of crisis and times of need are when true partnerships are tested and strengthened. Read how Mastercard is helping our partners during this time.
As the scale of COVID-19 quickly grew clear, Mastercard’s Rosanne Cuje and her benefits team jumped into action to make sure employees around the world would have the flexibility they need to take care of themselves and their families in this unprecedented situation.
In times like these, a focus on customer experience is more critical than ever, and the right experience can restore a measure of control and deliver reassurance in world suddenly ruled by fear and anxiety, says Chief Experience Officer Donald Chesnut.
With the spread of COVID-19, Main Street businesses are fighting for their survival. The Center for Inclusive Growth identifies five ways tech and partnerships can strengthen Community Development Financial Institutions.
As healthcare workers tend to the vulnerable, cyber criminals are targeting vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations’ IT defenses. Through RiskRecon, offer free cybersecurity ratings assessments to healthcare organizations worldwide.
Mass cancellations means millions of people are seeking refunds or credits. Here are tips for streamlining the process and what Mastercard is doing behind the scenes to resolve challenges to purchases quickly.
As the enormity of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the City of Los Angeles needed to help its most vulnerable citizens. Here's how Mastercard and a non-profit helped L.A. launch a relief program in 8 days.
At Mastercard, we’ve always enabled people to buy the things they want and need in the safest, most secure manner possible. More now than ever, we’re putting all our power, capabilities, and technology to work to make sure everyone has a little less to worry about.
As a mother of two daughters, Susan Warner knows the importance of STEM education at an early age. Through Mastercard's collaboration with Scholastic, she has worked to bring our signature Girls4Tech curriculum online.
A new online program from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Mastercard will use next-gen learning tools to address cyber risks and help create a safe and secure cyber world.
Since launching in 2019, the Mastercard Sonic Brand has brought to life our purpose in a new but visceral way, connecting human emotion and technology.
Chief Data Officer, JoAnn Stonier, shares how to ensure data professionals broaden their perspectives and check their biases.
The journey of food through the increasingly complex global supply chain has been stubbornly opaque. A partnership between Envisible, Mastercard and other partners gives consumers sea-to-supermarket transparency simply scanning a QR code.
Using digital technology to change the way workers get paid helps people remain resilient during emergencies, which is critical now as workers around the world face growing economic uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pay on Demand has already helped bring solar power to families in Africa. The model is poised to offer so much more.
Mastercard is pushing our networks further, forging ambitious partnerships and championing the people, businesses and innovations that are transforming the way our world works.
Salah Goss shares how her childhood shaped her perspective on financial inclusion.
Maja Lapcevic shares her insights on innovation in emerging technologies when their potential isn’t immediately clear.
In a weekly 60 second podcast, host Alissa Abdullah, PhD a.k.a. "Dr Jay,” will provide cyber tips, tricks and terms.