Our $500 million commitment to reducing the racial wealth and opportunity gap is cities-based and includes access to affordable financial tools and capital.
Venture investment in fintech remains robust, a new report shows. Startups share their insights on the future of innovation post-COVID.
Small business owners in the Falkland Islands are enterprising and resilient, but they previously struggled to accept card payments. That all changed when Mastercard partnered with Square and then Island's government to deliver a transformational solution.
The solar-powered mobile shelters developed by Pune software engineer Kaushal Shetty in his spare time can help those displaced by environmental disasters, in his hometown and beyond.
Partnerships between the public and private sectors can ensure that solutions are seamlessly integrated with all existing ways to pay and help shape the next generation of payments.
Words matter, but so do meaningful, positive actions. We can share the work we're doing and the difference we're making to help break the cycle of negativity.
Sustainability is embedded in everything we do at Mastercard - who we are as company, how we drive forward our business, and how we support the communities and environment around us.
Fear isn't the best tactic to encourage stronger cybersecurity, says Cygenta's Jessica Barker. As message that empowers people can deliver better results for a more secure digital world.
Knowledge of financial tools can help people make the leap across the economic divide. Master Your Card brings free public financial education to students, adults and small businesses.
‘You can’t live the dream if you don’t speak the language,” says Tanya Van Court, whose Goalsetter app brings financial literacy to children, particularly children of color.
We can’t control when or where a hurricane strikes, but technology and insights can be harnessed to better deliver aid and to help recovery — and to boost resilience for the next one.
By making it easy and safe to connect people to the causes they care deeply about, technology becomes a force multiplier for social good.
In Sweden, where older adults are being left out of the cashless revolution, Mastercard employees are helping them embrace digital payments and online commerce.
For interns at Mastercard, working remotely meant pushing themselves to make connections — and make an impact.
Small business owners, particularly women, often have limited access to support, but mentorships can help them navigate these challenging times.
Mastercard Developers, our open API platform, helps even the smallest fintechs think big.
The award-winning engagement program offers access to Mastercard’s powerful network, technology and expertise to scale sustainably.
In March, a team of Mastercard employees embarked on a fundraising mission to Africa’s tallest peak. They left with a new appreciation of the power of determination, kindness and connection.
Your morning cup of coffee depends on smallholder farmers. A partnership in Mexico and Colombia is bringing them the digital tools and financial training to sustain their business for future generations.
We believe the only sustainable growth is inclusive growth. The only way we’re going to achieve that is by building a more connected world where everyone has equal access to a better life.
As circumstances continue to rapidly evolve, fast and reliable data is more meaningful than ever.
Small business owners are constantly challenged to translate their passion and grit into smartly run companies, while big corporations work hard to stay connected and flexible.
A partnership between Mastercard and Signzy reduces onboarding times and lowers costs, helping more small businesses benefit from the digital economy.
Chief Financial Officer, Sachin Mehra, shares his thoughts on our second quarter financial performance.
The progress toward space tourism raises interesting questions about off-world banking and payments. What will it take to make interstellar transactions a reality?
Like many microbusiness owners, farmers in remote communities in Africa struggle to sell their goods, keep their children in school and keep their families healthy. Technology that addresses these needs holistically can make a real difference.
Mastercard’s Global Commercial Products chief chats about our commitment to small businesses, how we’re helping them embrace digital solutions and the long-term outlook.
Hear from Amy Yeung, founder of Orenda Tribe in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the importance of authenticity in building a new brand concept.
These solutions can help small businesses can quickly respond to evolving consumer demands, such as kiosk ordering and curbside pickup.
Technology is making it easy and simple for microentrepreneurs to break free from a cash-only world.
New Zealand startup Aider has created a digital assistant to help small businesses better track data and deliver insights through AI.
Mastercard's Chief Experience Officer chats about small business, catalyzing change and his CX philosophy.
It's never been more important to safeguard the brand you've worked so hard to build.
Start Small Think Big connects small businesses with free legal, financial and marketing advice. This month, Citi and Mastercard are helping boost its efforts.
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.
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.
Executives believe consumers are reaping benefits when they share their data; consumers aren’t convinced, a new survey shows.
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.