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The biggest surprise in August’s retail sales numbers was actually of no surprise to Sarah Quinlan, SVP of MasterCard’s Market Insights. Quinlan’s read of those tea leaves all along pointed to continued spending. Yet Quinlan... Read More
MasterCard is labeling “successful” a biometrics payments trial (facial plus voice) where more than 14,000 transactions were confirmed in a closed iOS and Android pilot using only MasterCard employees, according... Read More
In the wake of the launch of Apple Pay, MasterCard announced that it recently held a closed pilot to understand the consumer experience around voice and facial recognition, according to a company blog post by Ajay Bhalla... Read More
Say what you will about Apple, but when it throws one of its product rollout parties, almost everyone wants to play. With Apple’s first official step into mobile payments Tuesday (Sept. 9) and the unveiling of Apple... Read More
MasterCard announced that it has selected the first class of 7 European start-ups to develop innovative commerce solutions as part of the inaugural MasterCard Start Path accelerator class, according to a company release
China’s DHgate recently integrated and deployed MasterPass into its B2B eCommerce platform, becoming the first merchant in that country to go live with MasterCard’s digital-wallet service. In doing so, it has enabled a... Read More
Today, MasterCard is launching a ground-breaking program in Nigeria with the cooperation of the Nigerian government. This program uniquely combines a national ID card with electronic payments. Daniel Monehin, MasterCard’s... Read More
Not surprisingly, credit card issuers are attracted to consumers who not only use their cards often and spend a lot, but who also pay on time. When the latest recession hit, many issuers weeded out their riskiest cardholders... Read More
Developing economies such as the Middle East, Asia, and Africa are all poised for massive growth as cash goes digital and consumers embrace mobile. As different as these markets are, they have one common theme: consumers are... Read More
Russia’s Central Bank is preparing to abandon its deadline for MasterCard and Visa to pay transaction security deposits because neither has yet selected a partner to process cards in Russia next year, according to a... Read More