As workforce demographics change, Lyndsey Simpson of the U.K. startup 55/Redefined, part of the Mastercard Start Path Emerging Fintech program, is at the forefront of ensuring age diversity in employment.
Professional upskilling should never stop, experts say. Reskilling older workers is critical — they’ll be a large percentage of the future workforce.
AppyWay’s digital maps show where people can park (or not), cutting congestion and chipping away at decarbonization.
A new tool being used by U.K. banks can spot payments to scammers before victims lose their money. But breaking the psychological spell, one expert says, is another story.
Nina Elegba knows all about stress. It’s why she started her business in the first place. But when facing the challenges of growing her business, she looked for support to put her on the path to mindfulness — and success.
At Mastercard we’re interested in the challenges small businesses are facing so that we can see where we can help. Kelly Devine, UK&I President explores the challenges small businesses are facing, and ideas to help them grow and build resilience.
Despite the acceleration of all things digital, 25 billion plastic payment cards remain in circulation, the vast majority eventually headed for the landfill. A new recycling program initially launched with HSBC may change that.
“Connecting with fans is essential as an artist, and I always want to learn new and innovative ways to communicate with them,” says Young Athena.
The startup Currensea is using open banking to power debit cards for fee-conscious travelers — and beyond.
‘The world doesn’t have an innovation problem – it has a speed-to-scale problem,’ says The Earthshot Prize CEO Hannah Jones. Prince William's 'moonshot' challenge could change that.
By harnessing the power of payroll as an asset, the U.K. startup Hi helps companies boost their liquidity and gives their employees more flexible access to their earned wages.
Digitization and data insights can help small businesses and tourism agencies make the most of the momentum, says Mastercard Europe President Mark Barnett.
Dodo is a U.K.-based startup that uses open banking to help small businesses easily measure their carbon footprint and reach net-zero goals.
Kathy Caton started making gin a decade ago as a side hustle. Now Brighton Gin is her main gig.
Momentum is building for cards made from more sustainable materials, including recycled ocean plastic and bioplastic.
Instalment lending had already been on the rise, but the pandemic has fueled its growth. A new Mastercard buy now, pay later program is coming to the UK, the US and Australia.
With roots in Europe and the UK, open banking is now a global phenomenon taking form in different ways but with the same goal — more innovative financial services.
Kelly Devine, Divisional President for UK & Ireland, shares why we think a speculative collective claim against Mastercard shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.
London's chief digital officer says real-time information has been critical in responding to the needs of 9 million citizens.
A year after the UK went into its first lockdown Kelly Devine looks at how we can build back better and ensure nobody is left in the dark.
When COVID-19 forced many in the UK to self-isolate, thousands of people volunteered to help keep them fed and healthy. The Royal Voluntary Service had to find a way to instill trust between virtual strangers.
A light installation by the poet and mental health campaigner Hussain Manawer in two UK cities aims to start a conversation about bringing more people into the digital economy.
The Priceless Planet Coalition is restoring 100 million trees over the next five years to combat climate change and reduce carbon in the atmosphere through forest restoration.
The founders of Doconomy, whose DO Mastercard lets consumers calculate their carbon emissions and compensate for them, believe transparency and responsibility go hand in hand.
From cryptology to big data to digital convergence and more, young women gain needed skills and confidence for critical careers through G4T.