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Mastercard, EazyPay to Enhance Online Checkout Experience

Mastercard (NYSE: MA), a technology firm focused on the global payments industry, has partnered with Bahrain’s fintech and payment service provider Eazy Financial Services (EazyPay) that will now be powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS). MPGS is a trusted platform that “provides financial institutions… Read More

Binance, Mastercard Introduce Prepaid Crypto Card in Brazil

Binance and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) are excited to announce the launch of Binance Card in Brazil. Brazil is among “the top ten markets for Binance globally and becomes the second country in Latin America to have the product, following its release last year in Argentina.”… Read More

Mastercard, Citizens Financial Group Announce Payments Partnership

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Citizens announced an expanded partnership, making Mastercard the exclusive payments network “across Citizens’ credit, debit and commercial portfolios, as well as services provider in the U.S.” With shared values and vision, Citizens and Mastercard are “united in the goal to provide… Read More

Mastercard Announces Web3 Program to Develop Emerging Musical Artists in Digital Economy

The Mastercard Artist Accelerator will harness Web3 technologies on the Polygon blockchain, “forging new territory by connecting artists with mentors and fans in an exclusive development program” Mastercard (NYSE: MA) extended its growing music footprint “with the launch of the Web3-based Mastercard Artist Accelerator program.”… Read More

Majority of UK Consumers Believe Physical Wallets Will Become Less Relevant, Mastercard Survey Reveals

More than half (51%) of consumers in the United Kingdom believe physical wallets will become a lot less relevant as virtual payments continue to grow in adoption. This, according to the latest research shared by Mastercard (NYSE: MA). Mastercard teamed up Central Saint Martins on… Read More

US Retail Sales Grew 7.6% this Holiday Season, Mastercard Report Reveals

According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive “increased 7.6% year-over-year this holiday season, running from November 1 through December 24.” Mastercard SpendingPulse “measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment and is not adjusted for inflation.” Steve Sadove, senior advisor… Read More

Canadian Retail Sales Grew Significantly YoY in November, Mastercard Report Reveals

According to Mastercard (NASDAQ: MQ) SpendingPulseTM, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, Canadian retail sales, “excluding automotive, increased +3.8% YOY, (+15.6% YO3Y) in November.” While E-commerce sales were :down this month -3% YOY, growth remains strong since pre-pandemic at… Read More

Mastercard Introduces Apple Pay to Consumers in Kuwait

Mastercard (NASDAQ: MQ) brings Apple Pay to its cardholders in Kuwait. Apple Pay is “providing a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the… Read More

Secure Trust Bank, Mastercard to Offer Customers Option to Repay Retail Finance

Secure Trust Bank has partnered with Mastercard (NYSE: MA) in order to “offer customers more choice and convenience through open banking to repay retail finance.” Open banking empowers consumers “to access, use and benefit from their financial data, and to initiate payments between any of… Read More

Marqeta Announces Integration with Mastercard Track Instant Pay Virtual Card Solution

Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ) has reportedly integrated Mastercard Track™ Instant Pay, which is described as a next-generation virtual card solution that “uses machine learning and straight-through processing to enable instant payment of supplier invoices.” Marqeta says it will “become the first processor to integrate with Track… Read More

Fintech Teampay Brings Total Funding to $65M with Round Led by Fin Venture Capital

Teampay, which claims to be the all-in-one-purchasing platform, announced it raised $47 million in Series B funding “led by existing investor Fin Venture Capital.” New investors Mastercard, Proof Ventures, Trestle, and Espresso Capital supported the oversubscribed investment round, “bringing Teampay’s total funding to $65M.” Peter… Read More

Sabre, Conferma Pay, Mastercard to Support Travel Economy with Virtual Cards

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) a software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and Conferma Pay, a global fintech firm that specializes in payment technology, announced a new partnership with Mastercard in orrder “to accelerate the use of virtual cards for business-to-business (B2B)… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Introduces Remittance Solution to Drive Financial Inclusion in Northern Central America

Paysend, the UK-based fintech, introduced Paysend Libre, which will “allow unbanked users in Northern Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) to receive remittances from the U.S. instantly to a Paysend virtual Mastercard digital card.” The virtual card is ready “to use in minutes for cash… Read More

Brightwell, The Bancorp Bank, N.A., Mastercard Enable Fintechs to Integrate Remittances

Brightwell, an Atlanta-based global payments technology company, announced a new cross-border payments solution, Brightwell’s ReadyRemit, powered by The Bancorp Bank, N.A., and Mastercard’s Cross-Border Services. ReadyRemit allows fintechs, businesses and program managers “to increase revenue and loyalty by offering a user-friendly, cross-border payments solution that… Read More

Muhannad Ebwini: CEO at HyperPay Says Fintech Solutions Can Help Us Deal with Cost-of-Living Crisis

Globally, rising inflation, a higher cost of living, and slower wage growth are impacting the lives of people right around the world. A recent report suggested that many consumers are turning to physical cash to help manage their finances amid the cost-of-living crisis. But Muhannad… Read More

J.P. Morgan, Mastercard Modernize Acct-based Payments with ‘Pay-by-Bank’ Solution

Cash, check or charge? How “quaint.” The way we move money — and what we consider money — has “changed dramatically over the last decade,” according to an update from Mastercard (NYSE: MA). The use of cash is “declining, and personal checks are largely on… Read More

AstroPay Launches Mastercard Prepaid Card in Brazil

AstroPay, the online payment solution of “choice” for millions of users worldwide, is pleased to launch its new product in Brazil, a Mastercard prepaid card. This move will “provide both new and existing AstroPay customers with the ability to pay in any store that accepts… Read More

McAfee Corp., Mastercard to Offer Online Protection Software

McAfee Corp., a global player in online protection, announced an exclusive partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA), a global technology company in the payments industry, “to offer Mastercard personal and small-medium size business cardholders access to online protection solutions.” In 2021, 83% of organizations “reported experiencing… Read More

Mastercard Report Highlights Fintech Growth in Africa

While Africa is frequently overlooked in regard to tech development, Fintech is one sector that has boomed in the continent. A recent report distributed by Mastercard highlights the growth of innovation in financial services in the region, calling it a “funding powerhouse.” The report notes… Read More

Mastercard, MENA Region’s BitOasis to Launch Crypto-Linked Cards

BitOasis, the cryptocurrency platform for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), have partnered “to launch a series of crypto card programs in the region that will facilitate day to day usage of cryptocurrencies at points of sale and across ecommerce platforms.”… Read More

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