Surviving or Thriving?

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) which went online have tripled between pre-pandemic and 2021, with the shift to digital contributing to the incremental $900 billion spent online in 2020. Mastercard Economics Institute’s Chief Economist for APAC & MEA David Mann discusses key takeaways to the different ways APAC SMBs are looking at to reinvent and relaunch to not only survive, but thrive in a digital-first future. Read the "Recovery Insights: Small Business Reset?" report here: https://news.mstr.cd/3FM9vfp

Soundbites Series: Life & Work Lessons for Young Professionals

From her keynote speech at Sparklers Summit 2021, Mastercard's SG100 Women in Tech honoree (2020) Rama Sridhar shares her career and leadership lessons with young professionals.

Travel Ready for Takeoff?

With international borders largely closed and an estimated $5 trillion in excess savings banked in the last year, people are itching to pack their bags again. Mastercard’s Chief Economist for AP & MEA explains the findings from the latest Recovery Insights report, detailing what indicators such as flights booked, road trips taken, and even hairdresser appointments, tell us about the future of travel.

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Supporting Digital India

Join industry veteran Nikhil Sahni, our newly appointed Division President, South Asia & Country Corporate Officer, India for a deep dive into how Mastercard is pioneering some of its most advanced technologies on the subcontinent and supporting India’s transformation to a digital-first, data-first nation.

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Series Finale & Twitter Poll Review

In this Voice Tweet series, we've talked retail trends and consumer views on emerging payments technologies. To close it out, we went direct to the Tweeple. More than 10,000 followers on Twitter told us what they think about cryptocurrency, biometrics and more. #TenOfTen

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Future of Payments

94% of consumers in Asia Pacific will consider using emerging payment methods like digital wallets, cryptocurrency or instalment plans this year. As e-commerce evolves and IoT, 5G and AI converge, what's next for payments? #NineOfTen

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Brand Matters

In response to COVID-19, consumers are experimenting with new ways to buy things. In this Voice Tweet we reveal the macro trends and what retailers and brands need to do to keep up. #EightOfTen

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The Pandemic’s Big Impact on Small Businesses

COVID-19 had an outsized impact on small businesses. And when SMEs suffer, entire economies suffer. With digitization being crucial to their survival, in this Voice Tweet hear how offering digital payments can make a difference. #SevenOfTen

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Payments Security

As 1 in 4 consumers in Asia Pacific were victims of fraud last year, payments security is top of mind. So do people perceive emerging payment technologies to be MORE or LESS secure than other options? Find out in this Voice Tweet.#SixOfTen

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The New Shopping Reality

Did you know COVID-19 compressed five years’ worth of behavior change into just one year? In this Voice Tweet, find out how consumer behavior and spending habits in Asia Pacific have shifted in response to the pandemic. #FiveOfTen

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Biometrics Are Booming

Data breaches, identity theft and password overload are now the norm. In this Voice Tweet, Sandeep examines how biometrics are gaining popularity for safer, easier payments. #FourOfTen

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Cryptocurrency Gains Ground

Cryptocurrency is the hottest topic in digital payments. The Mastercard New Payments Index explores who’s driving this boom - Elon Musk or tech-savvy millennials? This Voice Tweet reveals how APAC is more eager to embrace the technology ahead of the world. #ThreeOfTen

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APAC Quick to Adopt QR Codes

QR code is one of the most popular forms of payment today in APAC, according to the Mastercard New Payments Index. This Voice Tweet explores what’s driving this trend in a post COVID-19 world. #TwoOfTen

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Omni-Choice for Consumers

COVID-19 has altered spending habits and driven a rapid shift to emerging payment technologies. In this Voice Tweet series, hear about the latest consumer trends and insights on QR codes, cryptocurrency, biometrics and more, according to new Mastercard research. #OneOfTen

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What’s Driving the Resurgence in Instalments?

43% of consumers in Asia Pacific would be willing to spend at least 15% more if they could pay by instalments – a compelling proposition for retailers and many in the payments ecosystem. In this discussion, we unpack the surging popularity of “buy now, pay later” offerings and how instalments differ from the layaway plans of old.

The Cyber Threat On Our Shores

As more people live their lives online due to COVID-19, cybercriminals have spotted a lucrative opportunity – and many IoT vulnerabilities to exploit. Tune in to find out what businesses should do about it.

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The Limitless Potential of Acceptance

In this episode we explore the future of payments acceptance which is changing rapidly in response to COVID. As merchants increasingly seek digital, touchless experiences to keep customers and staff safe, what new possibilities can we explore for payments or loyalty at the point of interaction?

Coopetition - Pipe Dream or Real Thing?

In this episode we explore the concept of coopetition - collaborating with competitors to win. Is it still beneficial for tech companies, or does losing ownership of IP outweigh the benefits? As nationalist sentiment and protectionist tendencies persist, how can companies make the most of it in today’s environment?

Crash Course in Cybersecurity with Karthik Ramanathan

Do you know what happens when you click “pay now” at checkout? How do we verify your identity, process the transaction and stop fraud in its tracks – all within seconds? Tune in to find out.

Post-Pandemic Reboot: Cities, Travel & Trade

Julienne Loh, APAC head of Enterprise Partnerships, tells us about the challenges that these three critical ecosystems are facing, and how governments and businesses can partner to support them and accelerate economic recovery.

Making Cents of the Data with Donald Ong

In our first episode, we speak to Donald Ong, APAC head of Mastercard Advisors, about the role of data, analytics and Test & Learn technology in helping businesses to recover and rebound from the downturn.