Tagged: mastercard

MatchMove Teams Up With tmu to Enable Contactless Prepaid Mastercard in South Asia

On Thursday, Asian fintech MatchMove announced it has enabled the first contactless prepaid Mastercard in South Asia. According to MatchMove, the new card is being issued by India’s Federal Bank, is distributed under the brand name tmw by The MobileWallet Pvt. Ltd, India’s first complete payment solution,… Read More

Alior Bank Partners with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard, Creating Digital Financial Ecosystem

Alior Bank has announced a “pan-European collaboration” with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard. The four separate companies are seeking to create a new financial platform based on an open API model. This new model hopes to enable their clients “to benefit from truly open banking.” According… Read More

Adyen Shares IPO Intent & Syncs with Mastercard for Real Time Updates

Adyen, the Dutch payments platform that recently usurped PayPal’s reign at eBay, announced its direct API integration with the Mastercard Account Updater service. Qualified merchants processing with Adyen globally can now increase revenue from card-on-file payments by automatically updating Mastercard accounts in real time.The direct… Read More

Mastercard Announces Launch of New Fintech Initiative Called “Accelerate” (Infographic)

On Monday, credit card giant Mastercard announced the launch of its new initiative for fintech startups called Accelerate. According to Mastercard, the initiative is designed to support the ambitions of players in the FinTech sector through tailored support arrangements including access to insight, tools, technology, and… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up With Unilever to Launch Digital Lending Platform For Kenyan Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, Mastercard announced it was extended its strategic partnership with Unilever to launch a new digital lending platform specifically for Kenyan entrepreneurs. While sharing details about the platform, Ajay Banga, President and CEO of Mastercard, stated: “Micro and small businesses are the economic backbone of… Read More

UK Fintech Glint Launches Beta Version of Gold Payment Mobile App

UK fintech Glint announced on Monday the launch of its mobile app, which allows users to spend gold as the global currency. The company revealed by using the Glint iOS app and the Glint Mastercard, Glint clients are able to spend gold through the global payment system…. Read More

Canadian Fintech Stack Announces Partnership With MasterCard to Launch Digital Money Account With Mobile Tap-to-Pay Functions

On Monday, Canadian fintech startup Stack announced it has formed a partnership with MasterCard to launch its digital money accounts with mobile tap-to-pay functionality. Stack stated its accounts will include a chip-and-pin MasterCard prepaid card that provides secure point-of-sale access to worldwide retailers, global ATM networks, and… Read More

Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Adds 34 New Members Becoming World’s Largest Open Source Blockchain Intiative

This week, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of 34 new members, pushing the organization’s total membership to over 150 organizations, making the alliance the world’s largest open source blockchain initiative. World’s Largest Blockchain Initiative The EEA is an alliance of fortune 500… Read More

Charlotte Fintech Firm AvidXchange Announces Partnership with Mastercard and Capital Raise of $300M

Charlotte-based fintech firm AvidXchange, which provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced a strategic partnership with Mastercard along with a separate capital raise of $300 million. Both the strategic partnership with Mastercard and the capital raise of $300 million will go towards the… Read More

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution

Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation of their banking customers. They promote this work through well-crafted free reports and white papers. The latest of such reports was published by Julian… Read More

Fintech Australia Says Major Funding Buttresses Strength of Aussie-Asian Fintech Links

FinTech Australia is pointing to payments company Airwallex securing $13 Million USD in a Series A funding round as indicative of the strength of Australian-Asian Fintech links. FinTech Australian CEO Danielle Szetho said the announcement illustrated the strong and growing links between the two regions…. Read More

Australia Fintech Startup Airwallex Secures $13 Million USD During Series A Funding Round

Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced on Monday it has secured $13 million USD through its latest Series A funding round. Participants of the round included Sequoia Capital China, Mastercard, and Tencent Holdings. Founded in 2015, Airwallex is described as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More

Can Zelle Replace Venmo? Banking Giants Fight Back.

Does “Can you Zelle me the payment?” have the same ring to “You can just Venmo me?” A company knows that it has made it when people turn its name into a verb, as Venmo and Uber (despite its bad press these past few weeks)… Read More

Personalize Gift Card Company LoveFromMe Seeks £350,000 through Seedrs Initiative

LoveFromMe has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. UK-based personalized gift card company is seeking £350,000 as it prepares for expansion. The company stated it created a gift card that users can use anywhere (online and in-store) in the world that accepts MasterCard… Read More

Banks, Startups and Trolls to Duke Over Blockchain?

Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who… Read More

Seed&Spark and MasterCard Team up to Launch “TVs Next Great Show”

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, has partnered up with MasterCard on a “Crowdfunding Rally” created to uncover and launch “TVs next great show.”  Launched on September 12th, the New Voice Crowdfunding Rally seeks to empower aspiring film creators to fund a short film or… Read More

MasterCard Nurtures Asia Pacific Fintech with Start Path Program, Grows Cloud and Payment Networks

2016 proved eventful for payments network MasterCard, as the company has been involved in in many global fintech industry deals, according to a release.  With the intention of expanding its electronic payments network in other countries, MasterCard heavily invests in fintech and organises a six month… Read More

MasterCard Partners with COIN on Payments with Wearable Tech

COIN, the credit card replacement that stores digital data to streamline payments, has partnered with MasterCard (NYSE: MA) to provide financial transactions with a group of well-known companies selling wearable tech. COIN, now on its 2.0 iteration, will provide both hardware and software which can be… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Takes Manhattan: Initiates NYC Accelerator Program

Rabobank, MasterCard, Thomson Reuters and Santander join as founding institutions of Startupbootcamp FinTech in the program’s expansion to US market, following its success in London and Singapore. “Initiatives that cultivate innovation and collaboration will only increase in importance as more players enter the FinTech space,… Read More

Tata Communications & Mastercard Team Up With Kiva to Launch a New Campaign that Seeks to Empower 100 Million Women

During the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary this month, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women. The global telecommunications leader… Read More