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Mastercard Powers Faster, Seamless Online Shopping Experiences for Amazon Customers

Merchants across the globe increasingly adopt tokenization, eliminating the need to manually update card credentials and increasing peace of mind at checkout More and more consumers are going online to purchase everything from groceries and food delivery to home improvement goods, apparel and entertainment; as they do, merchants are focused on providing an increasingly seamless experience. Today, Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will…

GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand Coalition Grows with Adobe, Cisco, LinkedIn, Mastercard, Microsoft and Uber Supporting Small Businesses During…

Over 70 companies have joined in support of #OpenWeStand and pledged action to make a difference together through uniquely owned programming and resources GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced more companies -- including Adobe, Cisco, LinkedIn, Mastercard, Microsoft and Uber, have joined the growing #OpenWeStand movement. #OpenWeStand stands to support small business owners navigate the challenging times presented by Covid-19 with special offers on services and tools, expert advice, and…

Mastercard Announces Partnership With Facebook for Brazilians to Send and Receive Money Using WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in Brazil can now transfer funds and pay companies directly in the app, quickly, conveniently and securely Mastercard today announced the extension of its partnership with Facebook to offer an innovative way for Brazilians to send and receive money to friends and family on the WhatsApp app. Mastercard cardholders who make bank transactions with Nubank and Sicredi will be the first in Brazil to use the tool on WhatsApp. Soon, more banking partners are expected to join the program. Using Mastercard Send ,…

Mastercard Appoints Mark Barnett as President of Mastercard Europe

Mastercard announced the appointment of Mark Barnett as President of its European business, based in Brussels. In this role Barnett will be responsible for the strategy, direction and overall success of all aspects of Mastercard’s business across the region. Mastercard’s European businesses, encompassing 53 countries, serving over 950 million people through partnerships with retailers, financial institutions and businesses. In his new role, Mark will report to Gilberto Caldart, President of International, and will join…

Mastercard Study Shows Consumers Globally Make the Move to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases, Seeking Touch-Free Payment…

During February and March, as many countries imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing, a significant majority of consumers turned to contactless card payments for necessary purchases. 79 percent of respondents worldwide say they are now using contactless payments, citing safety and cleanliness as key drivers. Consumer polling by Mastercard, studying changing consumer behaviors in 19 countries around the world, paints a picture of accelerated and sustained contactless adoption. “Contactless offer consumers a…

Mastercard and Samsung Partner to Enable Digital Inclusion

Mastercard Pay on Demand enables safe, secure consumer financing for Samsung Galaxy devices Partnership facilitates usage-based payments to build creditworthiness in safe, secure way Solution uses data to improve consumers’ lives in line with Mastercard principles for data responsibility Mastercard announced a global partnership with Samsung to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets through its extensible Pay on Demand platform. Mastercard’s Pay on Demand platform is…

Mastercard Commits to Reaching 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs Through Path to Priceless Initiative

Company Curates Advisement, Mentorship and Community to Connect Women to Necessary Resources A desire to problem-solve lies at the heart of young women entrepreneurs and this desire starts at a young age. In fact, a recent study* commissioned by Mastercard found that fifty two percent of Gen Z and 44 percent of Millennial women cited being able to help others as an important factor in determining their future or current career path. Mastercard knows that women have the ideas and passion that can Start Something Priceless,…

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard Launch Initiative to Speed Development and Access to Therapies for COVID-19

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate R&D efforts and remove barriers to drug development and scale-up to address the epidemic The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments. The partners are committed to equitable access, including making products available and affordable in low-resource settings. The COVID-19 Therapeutics…

Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg Partner to Deliver Curated Shopping Experience for Consumers and Insights for Store Associates

Partnership to also integrate brands shared focus on women’s empowerment efforts Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg announced a new partnership focused on enhancing the in-store experience for consumers, as well as delivering intelligent insights to store associates through the integration of technology that provides informed product recommendations, store performance analytics, as well as digital discovery and engagement through QR codes. The effort will also encompass a shared focus on women’s empowerment through both…

Now, Experience AR Experience in Your Mastercard Transactions

Mastercard Launches Augmented Reality - AR Experience to Bring Card Benefits to Life; New AR Experience Application Informs and Empowers Cardholders to Maximize the Full Potential of Their Card Benefits Global technology company for payments, Mastercard has unveiled a new AR experience app that lets cardholders see, explore and access the benefits of their Mastercard. The industry-first card benefits app delivers a photorealistic AR experience that transports users to a 360-degree virtual environment, where a series of…

It’s ‘Merry-Go-Round’ for Mastercard Sonic with the First-Ever Music Single

Brands Can No Longer Ignore the Power of Digital Audio Marketing. Mastercard Unveiled Its First-Ever Music Single, Delivering Latest Evolution of Its Sonic Brand Identity for the Next Decade Mastercard has chosen to redefine how it interacts with customers and partners with a unique audio marketing campaign for its Sonic brand. The global technology company for payments and Big Data announced its first-ever song drop for its sonic brand identity at CES 2020. At the time of this announcement, Tom Poleman, Chief…

Mastercard Unveils its First-Ever Music Single, Delivering Latest Evolution of its Sonic Brand Identity for the Next Decade

Company Opens Sonic Brand Architecture to Global Artists for Custom Curation Built on trust and passion, Mastercard is redefining how people interact and recall the brand with the drop of its first-ever sonic-integrated music single. As experiences increasingly define the brand in the eyes of the consumer, Mastercard is designing consumer journeys that cater to the senses and reinforce the brand in new and differentiated ways. “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Mastercard on its first-ever single. The uniquely…

Mastercard Acquires RiskRecon to Enhance Cybersecurity Capabilities

Mastercard announced an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. In a rapidly evolving digital world, cybercrime is a pertinent threat to business. Large-scale data breaches and ransomware attacks place billions of records at risk each year, jeopardizing consumer trust. Marketing Technology News: Where Do Marketing Teams Fail with Customer Experience Efforts? “The innovations…

Mastercard Brings Digital Identity to Real World Tests

Initial Pilot Activities Launched in Australia Mastercard marked the first tests of a new digital service that has the potential to verify a person’s identity immediately, safely and securely in both the digital and the physical world. The initial in-market pilot will take place in Australia through two separate efforts with Australia Post and Deakin University. “Our increasingly digital life – the way we transact and interact – has challenged our traditional notions of identity, trust and privacy. We need a new…

Mastercard Index: US, New Zealand, Canada and Israel Are the Top Markets for Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs Are Opening Businesses at a Higher Rate Than Before, but Challenges Persist Female entrepreneurs around the world are making strides to overcome gender-related biases and advance their businesses. This has a meaningful impact on the labor force, economic growth and the well-being of their societies. Mastercard revealed the third edition of its Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs, celebrating the markets where women entrepreneurs are most likely to thrive, while sounding the alarm that there are…

Mastercard Small Business Cardholders Gain Access to Business Tools from Microsoft

Mastercard Continues to Build Small Business Value Proposition with the Addition of Tailored Services and Solutions from Microsoft Mastercard is giving small business owners tools and technology to help them take their business to the next level with the addition of Microsoft solutions to its’ ever-growing suite of small business benefits. Now available across Mastercard Business and Mastercard Business World Elite offerings in the U.S., small business owners can fuel their hustle with Microsoft services including…

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa Implement Click to Pay to Make Online Checkout Simple and Secure

BassPro, Cinemark, JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, Movember, Papa John’s, Rakuten, Saks Fifth Avenue, SHOP.com and Tickets.com Are Among the First Merchants to Offer Consumers New Option to Click to Pay American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced the arrival of faster, more secure online checkout based on the new EMV Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) industry standard, establishing a simplified way for card payments to be made across web and mobile sites, mobile apps and connected devices. The networks have tested SRC…

Mastercard Furthers Resources for Small Business Owners With Salesforce Essentials

Company builds upon its small business value proposition to offer the #1 CRM for small businesses from Salesforce Small businesses are often powered by passionate teams behind the scenes, and in today’s digital world, having savvy technology resources can help them achieve their goals. Salesforce joins Intuit in the U.S. Mastercard small business program, as additional world-class partners delivering critical solutions to the small business space. Whether it’s accelerating revenue by finding new customers or better…

Mastercard and Zoho Expand Access to Tools to Help Small Business Owners Around the World Thrive

Robust solution suite offers resources to help small businesses increase efficiency and grow faster Mastercard announced it is expanding its partnership with Zoho to bring small business owners around the world a comprehensive array of products and services to make running their enterprise easier, more efficient and more profitable. Every business is on a quest to increase efficiency and productivity; for small business owners it can be a matter of survival. With Zoho’s platform, Mastercard is able to offer its…

Mastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online Shopping

AI technology and suite of resources empowers small and independent businesses, makes password-free, online checkouts more secure for cardholders Mastercard launched the Mastercard Digital Wellness program, a host of technologies and resources that enable all businesses, especially small and independent merchants, to better serve today’s digital-first consumer. As part of this program, Mastercard will deploy EMVCo’s specification for fast, click-to-pay check-out for digital commerce. The specification replaces…