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Press Releases

March 2023
March 28, 2023

LUBUDS and Mastercard announced a new partnership that will see the two companies co-creating tantalizing offerings for diners. Cardholders will enjoy priceless experiences and exclusive privileges at restaurants across Hong Kong.

March 20, 2023

Mastercard is conducting a pilot with Service NSW and Tipple to allow consumers to verify their age securely and seamlessly in the digital and physical world.

March 15, 2023

Checkout.com and Mastercard announced that they will make Mastercard Send™ available to more Checkout.com customers in the Asia Pacific region, starting in Australia and Hong Kong SAR later this year.

March 7, 2023

Mastercard announced an industry-leading partnership with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to build a Cyber Innovation Hub. The facility aims to build a cyber-ready workforce in Malaysia, expanding industry expertise while strengthening the country’s cyber resilience capabilities to future proof its digital economy.

February 2023
February 27, 2023

Mastercard and end-to-end fraud protection platform Vesta have partnered to deliver state-of-the art fraud management solutions for merchants in Asia Pacific. The partnership will involve the integration of Mastercard’s Cyber & Intelligence (C&I) products and solutions into Vesta’s transaction guarantee platform, and will allow merchants to eliminate online fraud and grow their business.

February 23, 2023

Mastercard has been approved as an unrestricted Accredited Data Recipient (ADR) by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), under the Consumer Data Right (CDR). The accreditation will enable Mastercard to unlock the potential of open banking for more Australian businesses and consumers, as it has in the U.S. and Europe.

February 22, 2023

Web3 tech innovator, Immersve has partnered with Mastercard to give consumers the ability to use cryptocurrency directly from their web3 wallet to make digital, physical or even metaverse purchases, wherever Mastercard is accepted. 

February 21, 2023

General Incorporated Foundation KANSAI Tourism Bureau and Mastercard have agreed to form an alliance to expand and promote tourism in the Kansai region. This includes working towards promoting tourism in relation to the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, and drive a shift to a digital economy.

January 2023
January 16, 2023

New research from Mastercard reveals an organization’s performance in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), security and sustainability play a critical role in consumer purchasing decisions.

January 11, 2023

New research commissioned by Mastercard in partnership with Blind Sports Australia (BSA) revealed seven in ten Australians agree the sports industry has made progress to be more diverse, however there is still work to be done to ensure everyone feels like they belong.

January 10, 2023

ATX Fintech Holding Sdn. Bhd. (ATX) announced a partnership with Mastercard to launch Mastercard® Bill Pay, a new bill management tool that combines electronic bill presentment and payment in one place. The platform transforms the way bills are presented and makes the payments experience secure, more efficient and seamless.

January 5, 2023

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Gautam Aggarwal as Division President for South Asia & Country Corporate Officer, India, effective January 1. With his new remit, Gautam will oversee all of Mastercard’s activities across South Asia and India, including product management, engagements with customers and regulators, marketing and more.