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Mastercard Collaborates With Bank of Shanghai to Enable Better Cross-Border Business Payments in China

Mastercard recently announced it has partnered with Bank of Shanghai to enable better cross-border business payments in China. Mastercard reported that with its cross-border services, businesses will be able to transfer funds to local banks in China. The service will also reduce transaction costs and… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up With Microsoft For Digital Commerce Innovation Push

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced on Tuesday has teamed up with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) for digital commerce innovation push. According to the duo, this new collaboration will accelerate Mastercard Labs’ native research and development activities, as well as Azure and AI, to advance Mastercard Labs’ mission… Read More

Samsung, SoFi, & Mastercard Join Forces to Launch Mobile-First Money Management Platform

  Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced on Thursday that consumers in the U.S. may now sign-up for and access Samsung Money by SoFi, which is described as a mobile-first money management experience. Samsung partnered with SoFi and Mastercard for the platform. According to Samsung,  Samsung… Read More

Wirex Secures Mastercard Principal Membership

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Monday it has secured Mastercard principal membership. Wirex claims it is the first cryptocurrency-native platform to secure the membership, which will enable Wirex to issue payment cards directly, offering even more convenience, reduced costs, and faster transactions… Read More

Tide Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Mastercard For SME Service Boost

UK-based challenger bank Tide announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Mastercard to boost its SME services. Tide reported that through the multi-year collaboration, it will see the provision and implementation of credit functionality as well as payment features into its platform. Speaking… Read More

Digital Bank Tonik, which Plans to Launch in the Philippines, chooses Mastercard as Payments Partner

Tonik, the very first all-digital banking platform in the Philippines, has reportedly chosen Mastercard as its payments partner as the company gets ready to officially launch its operations later this year. Through the partnership, Mastercard will be supporting Tonik by acting as its Fintech accelerator…. Read More

Fintech Firm Vouchr’s Engagement Platform for Digital Money to Help Banks Make Transactions an “Out of Box” Experience

There were around 40 million people that were using Venmo for payments, as of Q1 2019. That’s notably 40 million users who are using an external app and not their regular bank accounts to transfer funds. Traditional banks appear to have become a secondary option… Read More

MENA Region Financial Hubs, the UAE and Qatar, Report Significant Increase in Digital Banking Activities during COVID-19

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE-based financial institution, reports that it has experienced significantly increased levels of digital banking adoption across its retail and corporate services during H1 2020. As noted in a release, almost 60% of ADIB’s retail clients have been using… Read More

Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

WhatsApp Payments have been Suspended by Brazil’s Reserve Bank to “Preserve Adequate Competitive Environment”

Brazil’s reserve bank has reportedly instructed Mastercard and Visa to suspend processing transactions on behalf of WhatsApp. As reported on June 15, 2020, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform began facilitating payments in Brazil. However, the Central Bank of Brazil (BC) has now taken action against… Read More

Mastercard Acquires Finicity, an Open Banking and Data Fintech

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a real-time financial data and insights access provider providing open banking tools – an area of growing importance for financial services firms.. Mastercard revealed the purchase price was $825 million,… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Bittrex Global Now Accepting Mastercard to Fund Accounts

Bittrex, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the U.S., announced on Saturday it is now accepting Mastercard as a source for funding user accounts. Bittrex reported that it will accept Mastercard payments from 36 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East subject… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Partners with Mastercard to Provide Cardholders Instant Access to Funds and Contactless Payments Option

Banking challenger Branch, a service provider that works with employers, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to provide cardholders instant access to their funds. Customers may directly add their Branch Mastercard debit cards to their mobile wallets, which supports Apple Pay and Google Pay…. Read More

Mastercard Teams Up With Octet Europe to Launch New Trade Solution Across European Economic Area

Mastercard announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Octet Europe to launch of a new trade solution across the European Economic Area (EEA). According to Mastercard, the Mastercard Trade Solution powered by Octet Europe with a goal to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow… Read More

BitPay Launches Prepaid Mastercard in the U.S.

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Thursday it has launched the BitPay Card, which is claimed to be the first  Mastercard Prepaid card for crypto users in the U.S. According to BitPay, the BitPay Card enables customers to instantly convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency,… Read More

Mastercard Unveils Recovery Insights Initiative to Inform Business & Government Economic Response Efforts

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced it is extending its COVID-19 commitments by Recovery Insights, a set of tools, innovation, and research. The data insight and tools will be provided to New York City, London, Madrid, the state of Arizona, and other governments. While sharing more… Read More

Mastercard: 78% of All Transactions Across Europe Are Now Contactless

Mastercard recently announced that 78% of all transactions across Europe are now contactless. The financial giant revealed it is committed to enabling 42 countries to raise their spending limits in order to help people everywhere benefit contactless pay. “With 89% of people asked agreeing that… Read More

Mastercard and UAE’s Hub71 Sign MoU to Work Cooperatively on Global Fintech Projects

Payments giant Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hub71, a technology ecosystem based in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square that supports global Fintech initiatives and leading tech firms. As mentioned in the announcement, Hub71 is a flagship project of the… Read More

Mastercard and Energy Outfit Enel X to Establish Fintech and Cybersecurity Innovation Lab in Israel

  Mastercard is teaming up with Enel X, a company of the Enel Group that offers products focused on energy transformation at home, city and the industrial level. Through the partnership, both companies will set up a Fintech and cybersecurity innovation lab in Israel. The… Read More

Galileo Financial Technologies Scores Mastercard Certification in Mexico & Forms Partnership With Klar Following SoFi Acquisition News

U.S. fintech Galileo Financial Technologies announced on Thursday it has received its Mastercard certification in Mexico and has formed a new partnership with Mexican fintech Klar. The announcements come just weeks after SoFi acquired Galileo for $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. Galileo also… Read More

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