MasterCard Morning Brew

Welcome to the second edition of our weekly MasterCard Morning Brew! Check back every Wednesday for the latest news.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MasterCard teams up with Comviva and Tutuka in Africa where 70 percent to 80 percent of the population doesn’t have access to formal banking services. It’s a result of a global initiative called, the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program. Meantime, PayPass expands on the ground and in the air. MasterCard Advisors shows us why cash makes the naughty list. And they’re on the hunt for the best mobile shopping apps, in this edition of MasterCard Morning Brew.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The holiday shopping season is about to get underway. Hear MasterCard’s Michael McNamara, vice president, SpendingPulse, talk about current trends, including what surprises him. SpendingPulse is a macro-economic indicator produced by MasterCard Advisors, the professional service arm of MasterCard. It reports national retail sales across payment forms, including cash and check.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MasterCard holds its second Cashless Conversation at headquarters, bringing together thought leaders from the public and private sector. The focus? Financial inclusion. What does it mean? And how can we enable greater access going forward? This edition of MasterCard Morning Brew also looks at our technology in action — from Singapore to Africa!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In the UK, Everything Everywhere becomes the first distribution partner of iZettle’s mini chip card readers in the market, while new research shows Canadian Consumers are taking the lead when it comes to “tapping and going.” That and more in this edition of MasterCard Morning Brew.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

As more and more people ditch paper forms of money in favor of electronic commerce, there’s a renewed focus on privacy and data security. Keeping your sensitive information secure is of utmost importance to MasterCard. In this edition of MasterCard Morning Brew, hear from our global privacy and data protection officer about exactly what information MasterCard has.

Meanwhile, Australia, Poland, Brazil … MasterCard is leading the way into the cashless future. Their vice president, Global Insights, tells us who’s ready for mobile payments. Finally, MC is gearing up for a big event on November 1 … they’ll welcome The World Bank and CGAP; the Fletcher School; and Pro Mujer to discuss financial inclusion. Enjoy this edition of Morning Brew!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MasterCard is teaming up with companies all over the globe to provide consumers electronic payment options that are secure and reliable. In this edition of Morning Brew, MasterCard takes a look at how they’re leading the charge: They’ve been chosen by a Japanese mobile phone operator to enable their users to make payments where PayPass is accepted; they’re working with the largest retailer in East Africa to provide value to consumers in that region. And those are just two examples. Watch this edition of Morning Brew for details.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From Nigeria to New York, an electronic economy promises greater efficiency and superior security. In this edition of MasterCard Morning Brew, hear how we’re making cashless history while hitting an ATM milestone. And learn what’s happening to those ATMs as we move towards a world beyond cash. PLUS, MasterCard earns a spot on a list of the best brands in the world.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What do Magic Johnson, a Hungarian cafe, and consumers in Brazil have in common? More than you might think! Each is playing a part in transitioning to a cashless society. For details, watch this edition of MasterCard Morning Brew, where we look at big events and announcements related to electronic payments.


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