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Buy gas with your fingertip? The CEO of Mercedes pay on securing the future of in-car payments

"We’re working hard to keep giving our customers the most valuable gift: their own time," says Nico Kersten, CEO of Mercedes pay in an interview with the Mastercard Newsroom.

All work is all play for this wellness entrepreneur

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.

Understanding DORA’s vision for a resilient financial network

At Mastercard we support financial entities by enabling secure payments and data transfers worldwide. Our digital operational resilience comes via a combination of strong customer authentication, risk quantification, breach & attack simulation, online exposure monitoring, and systemic risk assessment.

What happens when mobility and commerce merge?

The journey toward frictionless urban mobility has begun, paving the way for greater payments acceptance.

Why in-car payments are the next frontier of urban mobility

Uli Kiendl, the CEO of Ryd, on the challenges of building its payments platform and how he sees in-car payments expanding to electric vehicle charging and more.

Shredding a myth about recycling: It’s time to tackle first-use plastic cards

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.

Press Releases

June 8, 2022

May Insights Show Rebound of In-Store Shopping & the ‘Experience Economy’

June 7, 2022

Mastercard is announcing its latest payments feature, Pay by link, led by its European open banking pioneer Aiia

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

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

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.

Rugby’s social impact uncovered | Mastercard Newsroom

The lifestyle platform is now available to all Mastercard cardholders, providing access to curated priceless experiences across the country’s most popular cultural sites.