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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
Apple has reportedly negotiated deals with several leading issuers to extend card present rates to Apple for all transactions involving their cards with Apple’s new mobile payments scheme. On top of that concession, they have... 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
More than 575 million U.S. payment cards will include EMV chips by the end of next year, according to a statement issued jointly from Visa and MasterCard on Wednesday (Aug. 13). That number is partially based on EMV shipment... Read More
The weather may have improved, but people are still shopping online. But what they’re buying and how much they’re spending may surprise you. In a recent podcast, MasterCard Advisors’ SVP Market Insights Sarah Quinlan caught... Read More