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May 2022
May 10, 2022

Mastercard announced the launch of Mastercard Gamer Xchange (MGX), a first-of-its-kind, turnkey solution that helps consumers convert their unspent rewards points into gaming currency across nearly 4,000 of the world’s most popular gaming titles.

April 2022
April 28, 2022

The launch of the new Pay by Account-enabled product sees EZ-Link expand to the open payment ecosystem, empowering users with greater digital payments capabilities.

April 20, 2022

Mastercard’s Priceless Planet Coalition, which now includes more than 100 global banks, fintechs and merchants, has announced the expansion of its reforestation work to include 15 new sites around the world. In Asia Pacific, new projects are being launched in Cambodia, China, India, and the Philippines while planting continues in Australia.

April 18, 2022

To meet growing consumer demand for more flexible payment options, Mastercard and Pine Labs have partnered to launch Mastercard Installments with Pine Labs. The new program will offer Filipino credit cardholders the flexibility to pay in interest-free monthly installments with their enrolled bank’s credit card anywhere they see the Pay Later identifier.

April 7, 2022

Mastercard announced the appointment of Julie Nestor as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore.

March 2022
March 7, 2022

Mastercard announced a 5-year global partnership with Zeta to launch credit cards with issuers worldwide on Zeta’s modern, cloud-native, and fully API-ready credit processing stack.

March 1, 2022

Mastercard, DBS Bank and Pine Labs have partnered to launch ‘Mastercard Installments with Pine Labs’ - a new program that allows DBS/POSB credit cardholders to pay via interest-free installments at merchants with the ‘Pay Later’ identifier.

February 2022
February 16, 2022

Bank of Mongolia (BoM), with the help of Mastercard, recently launched its M/Chip ₮-Cards in December 2021. The symbol of the tugrik, the national currency of Mongolia, is integrated into the ₮-Cards scheme through Mastercard M/Chip technology, enabling it to better play its vital role as the main payment instrument of the Mongolian national economy.

February 16, 2022

Mastercard cardholders can now pay for their trips on the Bangkok MRT by simply tapping their contactless Mastercard Credit and Prepaid cards at the station gate, eliminating the need to handle cash, buy tickets, and top up their MRT cards.

January 2022
January 27, 2022

To support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in navigating this journey, Mastercard Academy has launched ‘The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey’ – a first-of-its kind digital education platform that brings together a range of world-class academic and business resources to help small businesses learn and thrive.

January 27, 2022

New research from Mastercard reveals that implementing sustainable business practices is considered by many business leaders to be the next significant challenge faced by Australian organizations in the years ahead, with 76% identifying sustainability as critical for success in their industry.

January 13, 2022

Mastercard announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wakayama Prefecture, leveraging its global standard payment network to support the growth of the tourism sector and accelerate the digital transformation and cashless transaction infrastructure for small and medium businesses in the prefecture.

January 12, 2022

Mastercard announced today that Safdar Khan has been named Division President for Southeast Asia. This appointment is an expansion of his former role as Division President, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets.