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Mastercard Study Reveals Latin American Payment Preferences

This week, Mastercard released findings of its study of Latin American consumer payment preferences. The announcement was part of the Mastercard LAC Innovation Forum. Over the past few years, the use of various alternative payment methods has increased; 77% of consumers have used electronic payments, with… Read More

Feedzai, Mastercard Launch Crypto Fraud Protection Solution

Feedzai, a financial crime and risk management solution, and Mastercard are combining technologies to increase crypto fraud protection for hundreds of millions of consumers. Today, an estimated 40% of scam transactions exit directly from a bank account to a crypto exchange. According to Feedzai’s recent… Read More

Mastercard JV Approved to Begin Local Payments Processing in China

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced that its joint venture entity, Mastercard NUCC Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., has received formal approval from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the National Administration of Financial Regulation (NAFR) in order “to commence domestic bankcard clearing activity in China.”… Read More

Mastercard, NEC to Enable In-Store Biometric Payments

The partnership will bring the Biometric Checkout Program to the Asia Pacific region, expanding reach across the globe In an everchanging digital environment, merchants and consumers are “looking for more seamless, secure, and innovative checkout experiences.” Now, the trusted technology that “uses your face to… Read More

Identity Verification Firm IDVerse Offers Mastercard Engage Partner Program, An Inclusive “Digital First” Experience

Digital ID verification company IDVerse (previously known as OCR Labs Global) today announces joining the Mastercard Engage partner program in order “to offer a fully automated identity verification solution to Mastercard customers.” IDVerse’s technology enables Mastercard “to reach a wider range of connected devices by… Read More

Mastercard to Strengthen Corporate Security with New Appointments

Ron Green has been named Mastercard Fellow in order “to drive innovation in security; Michael Lashlee will lead Corporate Security” As part of its ongoing commitment to cybersecurity innovation, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced Chief Security Officer Ron Green will “become a Mastercard Fellow, a newly… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Report: Consumers Continue to Seek Streamlined Remittances Experiences

Mastercard’s (NYSE: MA) new borderless payments report reveals consumers globally are setting up side hustles and considering working or living abroad, prompting the acceleration of cross-border payments. Small businesses are also increasingly “reliant on international payment networks with three in five sourcing more suppliers internationally… Read More

Fintech Deserve, a Credit Card Issuing Platform, Launches Digital Processing Capabilities

Deserve, a mobile-first credit card issuing platform, announced today the launch of new digital processing capabilities on the Deserve platform that can provide direct connectivity for mobile apps or software development kits to the Mastercard network. Financial Institutions of all sizes, “including credit unions and… Read More

Mastercard Expands Services with AI and Economics Practices

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced the expansion of its consulting business with the launch of new practices dedicated to artificial intelligence and economics “to help clients across all industries rapidly and responsibly advance the use of AI and address ever-shifting macro-economic forces and consumer preferences.” The… Read More

Mastercard, Remitly to Expand Cross-Border Payments Solutions

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELY), a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, announced they’ve joined forces to expand access to cross-border payments and remittances. Tapping into the power of the Mastercard network, Remitly will integrate Mastercard’s Send and… Read More

Open Banking Adoption: Mastercard Teams Up with Fintechs to Enable More Payment Options, Streamline Consumer Lending

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is partnering with players across the ecosystem, including Worldpay from FIS, the merchant solutions business of global financial services technology provider FIS, and Zip, a buy now, pay later firm, “to scale new open banking-powered solutions that enable more payment choice, empower… Read More

Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at University of Waterloo Receives Investment from Mastercard

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) at the University of Waterloo have announced a $550,000 partnership focused on research and talent advancement in cybersecurity. The funding will support projects that increase “Trust in Data” around: fingerprinting, identification and validation, and data… Read More

Fintech Galileo Expands BNPL Offering to Help Lenders Reach SMBs

Galileo Financial Technologies, LLC, a Fintech owned by SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), announced that its Galileo Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) offering is now available for lenders to offer it as a service for their small business clients (SMBs). In partnership with Mastercard, banks and fintechs working… Read More

Mastercard Responds to Congressional Letter on Credit Card Competition Act

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) wrote to several members of the U.S. Congress to highlight the harms the Credit Card Competition Act would “bring to consumers, businesses of all sizes and financial institutions. Today’s payments ecosystem enables consumers “to make purchases safely and securely while gaining access… Read More

Mastercard, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance to Spur Skill Development in Regional Financial Sector

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance collaborate “to spur skill development in the regional financial sector” Described as a “first-of-its-kind” collaboration, Mastercard and the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance will aim to “initiate a renewed understanding of the latest industry… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend, Mastercard to Enhance Cross-Border Payments for SMEs

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Paysend, a UK-based fintech, have today expanded their collaboration to enhance cross-border payments for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which are increasingly looking “for ways to send money or pay vendors across the globe quickly and securely.” While digital payments are… Read More

Mastercard Says It’s Not Raising Interchange Rates or Network Fees in the US, Despite Reports Claiming Hikes in Fees

Recently, several reports covered an update from the WSJ regarding “credit card fees.” Unfortunately, the story is wrong, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) claims. According to Mastercard, the reporting relies upon a report “produced by an advisory firm advocating for legislation currently under consideration in Congress.” Mastercard… Read More

Mastercard, Fintech Saudi to Support Digitalization of Financial Services

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Fintech Saudi have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding during Seamless Saudi Arabia 2023 “to advance the growth and development of the Saudi Arabia fintech industry.” The announcement marks another step “towards powering an inclusive digital economy and advancing… Read More

UAE Government, Mastercard to Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

Mastercard (NYSE:RSKD) has established a Global Centre for Advanced AI and Cyber Technology in Dubai. The UAE’s Artificial intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office and Mastercard signed a Memorandum of Understanding “to increase Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and readiness in the region.” An… Read More

International Card Networks, Alipay to Enhance Mobile Payments Experience

International card networks, including Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and Discover Global Network, are launching a major campaign with Alipay, the digital payment and lifestyle service platform in China, “to further enhance international visitors’ mobile payment and travel experience in the country on the 30-day countdown to… Read More

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