News briefs

December 19, 2020

November 2019, Bank of Mongolia announced Mastercard as its partner of choice for the implementation of chip migration, with plans to adapt the Mastercard M/Chip standard for the EMV migration of its national T Card scheme.

October 12, 2020

Held simultaneously in Mastercard’s eight Global Tech Hubs, hundreds of employees across the globe took part in the recent annual innovation competition, Take Initiative. It was at this competition, which was in its second edition, where employees had the opportunity to put this ethos into practice.

September 11, 2020

Mastercard and PFS (a company of EML) have partnered with the Government of Jersey to develop the World’s first card-based stimulus scheme.

September 9, 2020

As part of London Tech Week, Mastercard, Square and the Falkland Islands Government will announce a new partnership - Connecting the Falklands - tasked with solving one of the greatest challenges facing the Islands' businesses - accepting card and digital payments.

August 27, 2020

Everest aims to support SMEs and startups with its innovative technology allowing fast and easy access to corporate cards and the possibility to manage expenses efficiently online.

August 27, 2020

Throughout September OpenTable and Mastercard will be celebrating Dine Local, a month-long homage to dining out, with more than 200 restaurants offering special offers to diners across the UK and Ireland.

August 14, 2020

first direct has selected Mastercard as its partner for its debit card portfolio. Customers will begin to receive cards from the end of this year, as part of a multi-year agreement.

July 7, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left 37% of Brits feeling in the dark about their financial future, as 19.4 million say they are not prepared for an economic downturn. This is even more prevalent for those with a household income of less than £15,000 a year, where the figure rises to more than half (53%) of those surveyed saying they are not financially prepared.

June 30, 2020

DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, and Mastercard have announced a new partnership for the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC). As part of the new partnership, Mastercard will become the official payment partner to the NLC, and will offer “Priceless Play of the Match” rewards for viewers of the NLC.

June 25, 2020

Good Things Foundation, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The APLE Collective, Clean Slate Training & Employment CIC and Mastercard have formed a coalition of partners to offer immediate support to digitally and financially excluded people in the UK, with a focus on those in poverty hit hardest by the impact of COVID-19.

June 4, 2020

Mastercard (MA) today introduces, a new online search tool that confirms which shops and businesses are open for customers to visit as the nation gradually reopens over the coming weeks, in line with Government guidance. Built in partnership with Sixth Sense, this new search site is free to use and offers people a latest record of which shops and businesses are open for trading.

June 1, 2020

As National Volunteer Week gets underway, Royal Voluntary Service has identified two Mastercard issuers to provide trusted payment cards to NHS Volunteer Responders. These can be applied for by the critically vulnerable and those self-isolating to give to volunteers to pay for their shopping, in a safe and secure way.

May 21, 2020

Judopay, a leading mobile-first payment provider, today announced that together with Mastercard, it will enable The Pharmacy Centre to take safe and secure payments through its new PaybyLink solution, as well as other digital payments. The partnership allows The Pharmacy Centre to promote greater inclusion and flexibility during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and any similar events in the future, ensuring that people have online access to the essential supplies they need during lockdown.

April 30, 2020

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has today announced a new expanded partnership with Mastercard that sees Curve become a principal member of the payments technology company.

April 7, 2020

Together, Uber Eats and Mastercard hope this will help reduce the pressure on the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

March 5, 2020

The new Smile account, serviced with a Debit Mastercard, will enable the underbanked workers to deposit their income securely and pay or transfer domestically and internationally in 210 countries and territories.

February 7, 2020

The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and Mastercard today unveiled plans for a range of digital solutions that will advance the country’s digital economy aspirations and give citizens a new way to prove their identity when accessing government and business services.