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August 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.