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May 2022
May 17, 2022

Mastercard unleashes new era of biometric payments to enhance the check-out experience

May 9, 2022

Mastercard has announced that it is partnering with Edenred

April 2022
April 7, 2022

Mastercard today announced that the doors of its campus style European Technology Hub - ‘One South County’ - in Dublin, are officially open. The building enables Mastercard to accommodate its headcount target of over 2000 people in Dublin by 2025, as the leader in payments technology looks to expand its existing workforce of 975. The new campus signals Mastercard’s ongoing commitment to not only Dublin, but Europe as a key region in its global footprint.

April 7, 2022

The priorities of microbusinesses are moving away from digital transformation efforts. That is according to the latest edition of Mastercard’s study with the Institut français d'opinion publique (IFOP) – released today – that identifies the attitudes of French microbusiness owners towards digital.

March 2022
March 21, 2022

Powered by Mastercard’s global open banking platform, Avarda provides online shoppers with a more hassle-free checkout experience.

March 17, 2022

The purpose is to scale their disruptive technologies to solve a massive societal problem and global health challenge.

March 14, 2022

The donated package will be delivered to Ukrainian refugees via the Romanian Department of Emergency Situations.

March 11, 2022

In this role, she will oversee Mastercard’s public policy and government affairs activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and China.

March 5, 2022

Mastercard statement on suspension of Russian operations

February 2022
February 24, 2022

Mastercard data shows that the proportion of Hungarians not using cards to make payments is lower than it has ever been

February 23, 2022

The partnership will transform the mobility sector through innovative digital and technological solutions

February 9, 2022

First Czech city to leverage global insights to drive urban development.

February 9, 2022

HELPFUL and Mastercard launch the first-ever digital wallets and micropayments for the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) pilot

February 3, 2022

New Cybersecurity Alliance Program offers access to cyber risk management scores so businesses can better protect themselves from third-party risk

February 3, 2022

The wide-ranging Mastercard partnership includes support to grow Algbra’s card business and, in due course, global marketing projects.

February 2, 2022

Live sporting spectacles will see a 60% boost in new and returning fans this year

January 2022
January 31, 2022

Mastercard data showed that Belgium suffered up to three times more cyber-attacks than before the Covid-19 crisis.

January 31, 2022

Mastercard has today announced a partnership with Les Digiteurs – the digital platform of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)

January 31, 2022

Today, Subaio chose European open banking leader, Aiia, a Mastercard company, to enable a smarter way for assessing creditworthiness through Subaio’s new whitelabel offering

January 28, 2022

The projects to be carried out will focus on the areas of agri-food, cybersecurity for SMEs and tourism, and will be based on blockchain and data analysis.

January 19, 2022

The multimodal mobility company and the global cross-border payment provider, Finaro, join the Priceless Planet Coalition program, promoted by Mastercard, to restore 100 million trees by 2025

January 13, 2022

He replaces Peter Bakenecker, who has become the new President for Mastercard in Central Europe

January 13, 2022

Today’s announcement will see Zilch accelerate its international growth across Europe. Enabling Mastercard payments Europe-wide

January 7, 2022

Even with last minute restrictions across Europe, it was still a resurgent festive season in retail. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, total retail sales (ex auto) experienced positive year-over-year growth as the season comes to a close.

December 16, 2021

With the festive period in full swing, retailers are seeing an uplift in sales according to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment.

December 14, 2021

Vitesse announces it is working with Mastercard as a network provider for its Pay-to-Card solution, allowing insurers to pay claims directly to debit and credit cards - in a matter of minutes.

December 3, 2021

Mastercard has announced the winners of its Lighthouse FINITIV and MASSIV 2021 Autumn program awards – held at SLUSH in Helsinki – with start-ups from the Nordic and Baltic recognised for excellence in innovation and social impact.

December 2, 2021

Mastercard has today, at Connext21, announced a new partnership with Zucchetti – a leading provider of business software solutions – to bring Expense Management Solution (EMS) to the offering of banks that issue Mastercard cards. The digital solution will enable Italian SMEs – which make up 99.3% of total Italian businesses – to manage their expenses more efficiently

November 30, 2021

The Republic of North Macedonia has launched its first National Digital Identity Service – in partnership with Mastercard – to advance the country’s digital economy aspirations.

November 19, 2021

Launching in Bulgaria, the Mastercard Wildlife Impact Card alerts consumers to the urgent crisis experienced by over 2,000 Critically Endangered species and demonstrates Mastercard and DSK Bank’s commitment to protecting global biodiversity

November 18, 2021

Mastercard's journey alongside Inter continues: Mastercard, the leading global payments company and partner of Inter since 2018, announces today the extension of their partnership to include the Women's Football Team.

November 18, 2021

Gránit Bank is one of the first banks in the world who introduced the Mastercard carbon calculator on 15th November 2021, which allows cardholders to view the environmental impact of their purchases through their mobile bank. The Carbon Calculator was developed by Mastercard, together with Swedish fintech Doconomy, to help inform consumer spending and encourage more climate conscious spending choices.

November 15, 2021

The card will allow purchases to be made in any establishment in the world accepting Mastercard payments.

November 15, 2021

Passengers in Campania will now be able to pay for public transport using contactless cards without the need for a ticket

November 15, 2021

As thoughts start to turn to the festive period, UK retailers are preparing for a strong uplift in sales this holiday shopping season

November 11, 2021

Mastercard will then match every donation made through the terminals euro for euro over the next year.

October 29, 2021

Mastercard has partnered with the Renaissance Awards, an Eco Age initiative founded in Florence, Italy – home of the Renaissance

October 21, 2021

Click to Pay offers a better user experience, greater security and control to card payments.

October 12, 2021

The focus of the cooperation is on joint projects and investments in the areas of digitalization and e-mobility

October 7, 2021

Maggie Alphonsi, Portia Woodman, and Safi N'Diaye join Mastercard’s talented lineup of Global Brand Ambassadors as company curates Priceless Experiences and launches Youth Unstoppables content series to inspire the women’s rugby stars of the future

October 7, 2021

To shed light on the impact the global health crisis – and ongoing recovery – has had on small businesses globally, Mastercard today released Recovery Insights: Small Business Reset

October 5, 2021

Banco Sabadell, committed to a more sustainable economy and improving the planet, announces that it will join Mastercard's global Priceless Planet Coalition project with the goal of restoring 100,000 trees by 2025

September 29, 2021

The Ministry of Transport and Renfe have announced that they will deploy EMV contactless terminals throughout the Cercanías network in Spain, with the support of Mastercard and Banco Santander

September 28, 2021

Mastercard Installments BNPL program to come to market in the U.S., Australia and the UK; enables consumers to access this increasingly popular form of payment across its vast global acceptance network

September 23, 2021

Mastercard launches Strive UK to empower British micro and small enterprises to thrive in the digital economy over the next three years

September 22, 2021

The amount raised from consumer donations will be matched by both Mastercard and Pepe Jeans London

September 21, 2021

Mastercard also announces partnership with Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as part of its Priceless Experiences launch for chess enthusiasts

September 20, 2021

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Lab will serve as a global research and development center for climate conscious digital products and solutions, and support impact-driven startups and customers

September 16, 2021

As an official partner, HUBUC will help new Fintech and B2B SaaS products to emerge in Spain, Germany, France and other European countries

September 2, 2021

Banca March has announced an agreement with Mastercard, whereby the bank will become the first Spanish issuer of sustainable cards certified by Mastercard

September 1, 2021

PayPal Business Debit Mastercard® Rewards Small Businesses...

August 30, 2021

Join Bong Joon Ho, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, Paolo Virzì and Robin Wright for an exciting conversation series to celebrate the 78th Venice International Film Festival

August 23, 2021

Mastercard and NatWest Group today announced a further expansion of their partnership...

August 19, 2021

Debit Card solution that works at selected Mastercard and Maestro merchants worldwide, adding hundreds of thousands of Food & Beverage outlets to the Takeaway Pay employee benefit programme

August 17, 2021

The newly launched Mastercard Inclusive Growth Score uses key metrics based on a compilation of data sources to provide a social and economic profile of UK communities

August 17, 2021

According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, UK retail sales excluding petrol are expected to grow 12%

August 12, 2021

Official payment partner; launches new Play of the Week segments for Summer and Spring Playoffs

August 3, 2021

The Pandemic Has Driven People to Redefine their Expectations of Experiences, Demanding Long-Lasting Impact

August 2, 2021

With the new programme feature, Miles & More Credit Card holders can now redeem award miles for purchases at all 70 million Mastercard acceptance points worldwide

July 27, 2021

Mastercard announced today a new Start Path global startup engagement program dedicated to supporting fast-growing digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.

July 26, 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, Mastercard strengthens its collaboration with the Venice International Film Festival.

July 26, 2021

Mastercard and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking have partnered to deliver a new Open Banking payment solution to Lloyds Bank’s business clients

July 15, 2021

Contactless payments with Swatch watches are now available in Ukraine to Mastercard cardholders

July 14, 2021

BLIK, an account-based mobile payment system built and funded in Poland, introduces a new approach to contactless payments without credit or debit card, providing a solution based on the Mastercard Digital Enablement Services (MDES) technology

July 12, 2021

By the end of 2021, the French Red Cross wishes to raise awareness among 100,000 people and contribute to the vaccination of 25,000 of them.

June 30, 2021

As people prepare to reemerge, sales have increased at barber and beauty shops, bike stores, and toupee and wigs shops, among other categories

June 17, 2021

Tie-ups with upSWOT and FinalPrice addresses cashflow pain point, the biggest challenge faced by SMEs

June 17, 2021

New report from Mastercard reveals the progress of open banking across ten European countries

June 9, 2021

World Rugby welcomes Mastercard as founding global partner of Women in Rugby and unveils new marketing campaign

June 4, 2021

arking World Environmental Day, HELPFUL in partnership with Mastercard have today launched a free consumer debit card that creates a healthier planet with every purchase

June 2, 2021

Olympique Lyonnais players to dedicate their last game of the season to young aspiring fans through Mastercard initiative

May 26, 2021

Players, fans and managers are eager for fans to return to stadiums as Mastercard Ambassador José Mourinho talks about the importance of having fans in the stadium

May 18, 2021

• CriptanCard will allow payments with cryptocurrencies from the Criptan account in any physical and online establishment that accepts Mastercard, as well as cash withdrawals at any ATM.

May 17, 2021

Available across 30 European Countries; True Name enables cardholders to leverage their preferred name on their bunq credit and debit cards

April 20, 2021

The Ezyshop partnership will equip 2,021 companies with digital skills to innovate and expand their businesses this year with their own webshops

April 20, 2021

The newly formed relationship will offer Aion Bank’s cloud-native digital banking services to new European fintechs through the programme

April 12, 2021

New research on sustainability, commissioned by Mastercard, reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment as a result of COVID-19

April 1, 2021

Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Research identifies insights, methods, risks in remote collaboration, enhanced security and customer experiences

March 30, 2021

Global card issuing platform, Marqeta, has been selected by Mastercard to join its Fintech Express programme.

March 29, 2021

The partnership will enable micro-finance institutions to pivot, adapt and embrace digitization.

March 17, 2021

They say necessity is the mother of all invention, and resurgence for all things culinary is certainly proving that to be true. Along with takeaways and restaurant DIY kits, taking the time out to cook at home is still going strong.

February 11, 2021

The ongoing relationship will support CleverCards efforts by enabling more European businesses and consumers to accept digital payments, as well as welcoming the company into Mastercard’s Fintech Express programme.

February 10, 2021

Sentimental shoppers are investing more than ever before around Valentine’s Day as spending is up 180 per cent over the past decade, according to the annual Mastercard Love Index. However, this year home is where the heart is as couples are planning to spend the day — and their money — differently.

February 5, 2021 | Innovation

Mastercard and SEEBURGER will partner to provide a range of next generation real-time request to pay solutions, with an initial focus on Bill Payments

February 2, 2021

Mastercard is introducing a new solution for digital banking that provides cardholders with more details on their purchases.

January 18, 2021

Every year, 130 million French and international consumers enjoy easy access to French electronic banking services, where transaction volumes are growing rapidly. While France has historically been a forerunner in card payment technology, it needs to constantly innovate to remain at the leading edge along with its European counterparts.