Consumer Education

Get the most from your card

Manage your spending wisely and get the most from your card by understanding your card and how it works.

Understanding Credit

Get a quick primer on what credit is, the differences between a credit and debit card, and how to establish and maintain good credit.

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Choosing a Card

Learn the factors you should review when considering a card, including annual fees and worldwide acceptance.

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Using Your Card

Learn more about Mastercard's worldwide acceptance, how to know if Mastercard is accepted at an establishment, how to shop safely with your Mastercard card and what to do if you have a merchant related problem.

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There are some simple things you can do as consumers to protect your safety and security.

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Learn more about why cards are still your safest choice, far safer than cash or checks.

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Debt Know How

What's a healthy debt load? Are you at risk or know someone who is? We separate the myths from the facts with quizzes, helpful links, and interactive tools.

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Protecting you against unauthorised transactions.

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Commonly used terms

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