MasterCard Morning Brew

Wednesday, December 5, 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region on the move. That’s why MasterCard was pleased to hold the second annual LAC Payment Innovation forum in Miami. MasterCard Morning Brew takes you to the scene with its latest video.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Learn how small businesses can benefit in a cashless society by having an option for credit card acceptance. Watch the story of Brendan’s 101 ice-cream and sandwich shop.


Wednesday, October 8, 2013

Myanmar moves toward a cashless society with the adoption of electronic payments. Watch a video and learn more with MasterCard’s Morning Brew.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Morning Brew recently attended Mashable’s third annual Social Good Summit, hosted at the 92nd Street YMCA in New York City — listening to the great lineup of speakers, and also sharing the work we do with the World Food Programme. Our partnership is a great example of corporate philanthropy — of doing well by doing good.

Social Good Summit, 2013In this edition, hear from WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, and MasterCard’s own Gary Flood as they describe digital food specifically and the benefits to leveraging our innovative technology.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The big news this week is the Sibos Conference in Dubai and Morning Brew has a report from the floor. Special Corresspondent Maya ElBaradie talks to DJ DiDonna, COO and co-founder of our new partner, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. EFL uses psychometric data to identify the least and most risky investments. With EFL’s credit scoring technolgoy, billions of dollars in capital is flowing into developing countries and into the hands of worthy, but previously unbankable, entrepreneurs.

Take Pius Nganga and his wife, for example. They are small business owners who received a loan after EFL worked with them and as a result, were able to triple their profits!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MasterCard’s latest partnership with Blue Label Telecoms Limited reiterates our commitment to the Continent of Africa. From our work with the South African Social Security Agency to our pilot project with the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission, MasterCard wants to leverage its electronic payments technology to help South African emerging markets grow. In this edition of Morning Brew, hear reflections on their work there from two employees who also happen to call Africa home.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Morning Brew shoots on location at Grand Central Station in New York City. In this edition, MasterCard talks about making fast electronic payments when you don’t have time to spare.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In this edition of Morning Brew — high school students learning how to be tech devlopers. They’re from Port Chester High School and the NYC Generation Technology, or Gen Tech, program run by NFTE. Technology innovation is something we think is pretty important. And since our company (and industry) depends on people who are proficient in the STEM fields, we know the importance of engaging students early to spark their interest. In fact, our CEO Ajay Banga was recently featured on the STEMblog talking about this very subject.

All summer the students have been learning how to be a tech developer — things like coding and being an entrepreneur in the technology space – and they have had MasterCard employees serving as mentors. Recently, some students paid a visit to MasterCard’s Purchase HQ to meet with our social media team and employees from MasterCard Labs. Hear what they had to say about the way we engage with consumers, and how to make the most of social media channels.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cashless technology and public/private partnerships are enabling financial inclusion for millions globally. That was one of the key messages in MasterCard’s 2nd Quarter Earnings Call. In this edition of Morning Brew, hear more on the financial inclusion momentum we’re proud to be a part of. Plus, MasterPass continues its own global roll-out, now accepted at over 20 thousand merchants.


Wednesday, July 23, 2013

Morning Brew goes to Canada where MasterCard and MaRS Discovery District are gearing up to host the first payment network developer hackathon. Twenty teams will compete — two winning teams will be chosen — and you might have the winning idea.

Who should submit? Developers, coders, entrepreneurs — anyone who thinks they have the next great thing in mobile payments. Rogers Communications and CIBC are co-sponsoring the event. Watch Morning Brew now for more information and good luck!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Join the MasterCard team in the fight against cancer. It’s easy … all you have to do is eat! Use your MasterCard at restaurants — either dining out or ordering in — and we’ll make a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, up to $4 Million Dollars, one precious cent at a time. Dig In & Do Good runs in the U.S. through September 28, 2013. Althetes and celebrities were on hand to launch the campaign this year. In the three years that we have been supporting the cause, we’ve raised more than 12 million dollars and we’re hoping with your support, we’ll reach our goal again.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MasterCard thinks giving back to the communities in which we live and work is pretty important, but what about the Millennial Generation? They’ve taken a lot of heat from time to time – being called unmotivated, a drag on the economy, and unwilling to take advice. But MasterCard also found more than a few who are exactly the opposite – they’re motivated and confident, eager to excel in their own lives and make the community a better place. MasterCard actually has a lot of said Millennials … and this is a Morning Brew takeover. In this edition, MasterCard’s summer interns bring you onsite as they spend a day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Yonkers, NY.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Want an easier way to manage company expenses? We have a way to save you time and money — it’s called the MasterCard Smart Data Analytics module. Business travelers will find it especially helpful. Vice President of Global Commercial Products group, Bill Braine, explains why this tool is better than what you’re using now.


Wednesday, June 27, 2013

The World Food Programme talks about the value MasterCard brings to the table when it comes to creating a world without hunger: plus, hot, humid and cashless? Europe embarks on a No-Cash Summer campaign, all in this edition of Morning Brew.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Come with us as we explore a farmer’s market in Pleasantville, New York where plastic is a payment option. In the first “Brew to go” hear from vendors, consumers and the market’s director of operations on why electronic payments make sense. Eating healthy has never been so easy!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Financial Inclusion is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. An estimated 2.5 billion people are currently excluded from the financial mainstream. In this edition of Morning Brew, see the highlights of a webcast MasterCard just hosted with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. It recently completed a research project about how growing incomes worldwide are going to impact the need for financial services like never before. MasterCard also made an appearance at the 8th annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum in Miami. It’s all things financial inclusion on the Morning Brew this week!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MasterCard just held a day-long innovation event called dotNY, modeled after our successful Innovation Express series, in which teams got 48 hours to solve real-world business challenges. As you’ll see in this edition of Morning Brew, the day was about working together, thinking creatively, and embracing the culture change happening inside MasterCard. The timing of dotNY was perfect, as we recently hosted a speaker from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, who talked to us about how social media is impacting the innovation process. Tell us about how you’re innovative in your life!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MasterCard’s third annual Destination Cities Index was just released. For the first time, an Asian city peaks as the world’s most popular travel spot … find out why residents and visitors alike think Bangkok is tops! You can also hear from the author of the Index, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong. Get it all in this edition of Morning Brew!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Love to travel? When you have a long weekend, do you prefer to relax at home or explore new territory? MasterCard Morning Brew sits down with Afar Media for insight on planning a trip, and shares their Top 10 Tips for ensuring safety and security while using your credit or debit card on the road. Whether that’s in your hometown or a country you’ve never heard of. Because really, who carries cash anymore?


Wednesday, May 14, 2013

Tennis anyone? MasterCard is now the official payment card at the Roland-Garros tournament, making for a Priceless Paris experience. Nigerians get social benefits on new payment-enabled ID cards. Plus, did you buy mom flowers? Tune in to see if Floral Friday was as big a hit in 2013 as it was last year. MasterCard also gives a glimpse into its Priceless Premiere event with Justin Timberlake. All that and more in this edition of Morning Brew.


Monday, May 13, 2013

It’s a story grabbing headlines around the world. MasterCard’s cashless technology is giving an identity to millions of Nigerians while simplifying their lives. MasterCard-branded national identity smart cards, with electronic payment capability, are rolling out on the Continent of Africa.

In this “coffee break” Morning Brew, hear just what the cards can do. Ed Brandt, EVP and managing director Government Services and Solutions says working with the Nigerian Government is a perfect example of the good MasterCard can do with public-private partnerships. He credits Daniel Monehin and Omoke Ojomuyide, country manager, West Africa, for laying the groundwork.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Have you secured the perfect gift? Made your luncheon reservations? Data and insights from the MasterCard Worldwide Network tells us that MasterCard (credit and debit) use the Friday before Mother’s Day is the busiest for U.S. florists — can you guess how much is spent? MasterCard checks in with their total retail sales expert Sarah Quinlan, plus an interview with a daddy blogger on last minute gifts. Mother’s Day facts, figures and more, all revealed in this edition of Morning Brew.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Payment fraud, data compromise and identifying risk. All hot topics, and on the agenda at the 11th annual Global Risk Conference – the Americas, brought to you by MasterCard’s Academy of Risk Management. It’s a place for industry insiders to innovate and collaborate, with the goal of keeping the electronic payment chain as safe, secure and devoid of fraud as possible.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Checkout has never been easier in Canada, with the launch of MasterPass. And MasterCard Advisors explains why, even though the popularity of electronic payments is surging, there’s more cash in circulation in the United States now. Plus, MasterCard wants to see YOU on the Morning Brew. Check it out!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

From the Greater New York City area to St. Louis – even rural Cambodia. MasterCard places a high priority on giving back to the communities in which we live and work.  This week we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help Breezy Point residents and small businesses that were severely impacted by hurricane Sandy. Take a look at our latest edition of Morning Brew to catch some of our philanthropic highlights and stay tuned for future events. On May 30, we will continue our commitment to business literacy for youth as 280 MasterCard employees will volunteer at schools in the City of Yonkers to support JA in a Day.


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