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June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

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

May 17, 2022

True to its commitment to an inclusive work environment, Mastercard Greece has signed the "Diversity Charter"

April 19, 2022 | Sustainability

Mastercard expands the Priceless Planet Coalition’s forest restoration effort

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

December 8, 2021

Safenetpay, the one stop business payment solution, today announces they will launch a new SME Mastercard. The card is the latest development in Safenetpay’s mission to create a fairer and more progressive financial ecosystem for the UK’s 6 million SMEs and sole traders.

December 6, 2021

Mastercard Europe and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation – better known as Europol – have signed a partnership to collaborate on aligning counter cybercrime objectives across Europe.

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

Sweepstakes to Give First-Ever Mastercard NFT to a Cardholder in the UK

September 16, 2021

The new device now offers a fast, secure, and convenient way to pay for any number of purchases.

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 15, 2021

bp joins Mastercard and Daimler in supporting ryd pay’s efforts to expand its seamless in-car payment experience

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 31, 2021

"As world economies start to come out of the pandemic, I see three major challenges -- data protection, nationalist trade tensions and climate change -- threatening progress for people, businesses and governments. I delivered this speech, presented in German, about those issues at the Wirtschaftstag (Business Day) 2021 conference in Berlin."

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

Outlines progress towards an inclusive, sustainable future for people and the planet

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.

July 6, 2021

And, how she believes ‘the future is now’ when it comes to emerging technologies

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.

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.

December 12, 2020

Mastercard and women’s football is a long lasting story of more than 25 years as well as the relationship that has been built around two European clubs, Arsenal Women and Olympique Lyonnais in 2019, as well as with several ambassadors from France (Ada Hegerberg, Kadeisha Buchanan, Saki Kumagai, and Wendie Renard) but also across the channel (Alex Scott, Sam Kerr, Pernille Harder). Mastercard’s ambition is to contribute to the development of women’s football around the world, to support equality and to inspire fans and football enthusiasts.

December 10, 2020

‘Tis the season to be thoughtful, as new Mastercard research reveals that the average festive shopper is putting more time and effort into gifts for loved ones this Christmas – with three quarters (77 per cent) of Europe saying the year that was has reminded them what is important in life and 65 per cent saying they are being more thoughtful this Christmas.

December 9, 2020

Leading European payments fintech Contis today announced its partnership with Mastercard as a principal issuing member. Through this partnership, Contis delivers a comprehensive end-to-end Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform including direct access to both of the world’s leading global payments networks, accepted by millions of merchants worldwide.

December 7, 2020

TransferGo and Mastercard today have announced a partnership that enables customers across 20 European countries to make international money transfers from any payment card or bank account directly to a Mastercard debit or credit card.

November 26, 2020

Fintech company ZEN in cooperation with Mastercard have launched a suite of digital finance solutions which will enable consumers, freelancers and entrepreneurs to effortlessly manage their financials and cash flow, as well as pay safely and conveniently both online and in-store with contactless payment card.

November 25, 2020

Today, SumUp and Mastercard are announcing their new payment services tailored for Ford commercial vehicles in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. With this new solution, small business owners that typically use commercial vehicles – including food trucks, beverage suppliers, mobile florists and other tradespeople – can accept card payments directly from their vehicles.

November 24, 2020

Today, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Bayes Impact announced the creation and testing of an innovative and scalable digital lifelong learning program that will deliver career coaching opportunities to underserved workers.

November 23, 2020

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs demands innovative, gender-specific support for women throughout pandemic recovery.

November 19, 2020

The rapid digitalisation of lives under lockdown has accelerated the continued interest in digital banking solutions and apps across Europe, with signs of new consumer interests emerging, according to Mastercard’s 2020 European Evolution of Banking study.

November 17, 2020

Starting today, Mastercard will extend the Google Pay service to cardholders across Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, and Romania together with its issuing partners.

November 2, 2020

Mastercard and Sokin today announce a new partnership as Sokin prepares for the roll-out of its UK and European fixed-price subscription service. The partnership is founded on Sokin delivering its instant payment services with Mastercard’s trusted and secure digital banking solutions and card services.

October 27, 2020

Following successful launches in the US and Singapore, Mastercard and PayPal are extending their Instant Transfer service to Europe. The service is now available in Bulgaria, Bosnia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and UK. In markets where this alternative way to cash out balances is live, it is already seeing strong demand from PayPal customers.

October 26, 2020

Mastercard has supported Nickel since its launch in the French market and is now Nickel’s exclusive partner in Europe with the goal of accelerating the neo-bank’s growth in France and extending its presence to 8 European countries by 2024 starting with Spain in September 2020.

October 20, 2020

The current pandemic has underscored how interconnected our world has become – and that the health and well-being of our planet is deeply linked to that of our people. As wildfires ravage many parts of the world, from the US west coast to Brazil and Australia, and we experience some of the most extreme weather events on record, we must urgently invest in innovative ways to inspire collective action to address climate change.

October 19, 2020

Mastercard today announced the renewal of the partnership with the UEFA Champions League for the 2021-24 cycle, continuing its long-running relationship which began in 1994. The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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.

October 8, 2020

Mastercard’s signature science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech™, today reached its initial goal of educating one million girls. The program has a new and inspiring ambition to reach five million girls by 2025.

October 5, 2020

As people reconnect with their local communities they are rediscovering the huge number of great, varied and unique small businesses in their local communities and neighborhoods.

September 23, 2020

PayPal Business Debit Mastercard® Rewards Small Businesses with Unlimited Cash Back on Eligible Spending and Gives Business Owners Instant Access to their PayPal Funds Online and In Stores where Mastercard is accepted.

September 16, 2020

From September 16, users of the Bibus public transport network in Brest Métropole will be able to pay for their trips on buses, trams and cable cars (Multimodal function) using their contactless payment card, regardless of what bank they are with. The contactless payment card now serves as the ticket.

September 16, 2020

Mastercard and Handpoint signed a partnership to promote card payment solutions amongst thousands of European SMEs. The partnership’s suite of offering enables companies to tailor the tools to their size and need.

September 11, 2020

Demi Moore, Nadine Labaki, Gia Coppola, Wim Wenders, Luca Guadagnino, Sam Rockwell and Claire Denis were the amazing protagonists of the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival

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.

September 8, 2020

Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell and acclaimed director Claire Denis are the next two protagonists in the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 4, 2020

The rising talent Gia Coppola, the master Wim Wenders and the visionary director Luca Guadagnino, are the next three protagonists in the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 4, 2020

Mastercard today announced its extended commitment to the Olympique Lyonnais (OL) women’s team by becoming Official Shirt Sponsor for domestic games in the season starting September 2020. The company will also be using their Priceless platform to create memorable moments for fans in a time where typical fandom activities, like attending live games, are less likely.

September 3, 2020

The Lebanese director, Academy Award nominee in 2019 for Best Foreign Film with her feature film Capharnaüm, will be the protagonist of a digital conversation organized by Mastercard to celebrate 77th Venice International Film Festival.

September 1, 2020

Golden Globe nominee Demi Moore, is the first protagonist of the digital conversation series organized by Mastercard to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival

August 31, 2020

Join Demi Moore, Penélope Cruz, Gia Coppola and Wim Wenders for an exciting digital conversation series to celebrate the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

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

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 27, 2020

Mastercard has created the world’s biggest digital wave through social media achieving over 1 billion views amongst football fans, celebrities and sporting heroes globally.

August 25, 2020

Netcetera is Mastercard’s exclusive 3-D Secure testing partner to help retailers and other businesses ensure they are ready to comply with PSD2. Mastercard and Netcetera, the market leader for 3DS and EMVCo associate, are supporting merchants to improve their transactions and conversion rates. This is the first time that merchants are able to run tests in their live online shops.

August 21, 2020

The UEFA Foundation for Children and Mastercard have been offering youngsters suffering from life-threatening illnesses the chance to meet UEFA Champions League stars virtually as they enter the stadium.

August 20, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard releases an exclusive interview with professional footballer, Kadeisha Buchanan, on, to bring fans closer to the game and their favourite football legends.

August 19, 2020

Today, Mastercard releases an exclusive interview with football legend Fernando Torres on He looks back at his UEFA Champions League memories, as he explores his thoughts on how a ball can start something Priceless.

August 19, 2020

Alex Scott MBE, former professional footballer, pundit and presenter provides an exclusive interview on with Mastercard, to celebrate UEFA Champions League and to bring fans closer to their passions.

August 18, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard speaks exclusively with Ada Hegerberg on Hegerberg takes a look back through the Priceless® moments that have made up her career.

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.

August 13, 2020

To celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League, Mastercard releases exclusive interviews on with football legends. The interviews delve into how football has impacted not only their careers, but their lives and gives fans insight into how a ball can Start Something Priceless.

August 12, 2020

Mastercard has today successfully enrolled to the Pay.UK Framework for its Request to Pay solution in the UK. Request to Pay is part of Mastercard’s global portfolio of Bill Pay applications enabling people to view and pay their bills instantly, and with flexibility, from their bank accounts.

August 10, 2020

Mastercard encourages football fans to celebrate the return of UEFA Champions League by creating the world’s biggest digital wave.

August 4, 2020

Mastercard and ANNA Money today announced an extended partnership that will support ANNA’s customers with value-added services.

July 29, 2020

Market Trends is an online tool featuring up-to-date marketplace, industry and consumer insights.

July 9, 2020

Mastercard is bringing its real identity payment cards to Europe in support of trans and non-binary communities.

July 8, 2020

E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms. Now, it’s more important than ever that the online checkout experience is seamless and consistent across all types of digital channels and cards.

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.

July 6, 2020

Butchers, bakers and green grocers are amongst those who have had the biggest bounce since lockdown, with the mini boom expected to continue according to research by Mastercard.

July 2, 2020

Mastercard announces three key financial firms as the latest companies to start using Mastercard Open Banking Protect, safeguarding organisations who manage customer accounts against compromised or unauthorised third-party providers (TPPs).

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 18, 2020

Study shows consumers worldwide opting for touch-free, secure and seamless ways to pay.

June 17, 2020

Merchants across the globe increasingly adopt tokenization, eliminating the need to manually update card credentials and increasing peace of mind at checkout.

June 15, 2020

Lanistar and Mastercard have announced a new partnership as the fintech challenger prepares to launch its new banking alternative product later this year.

June 12, 2020

Mastercard and licensed e-money institution, EedenBull, have today announced an extension of their strategic partnership in the European Economic Area. Mastercard’s ongoing support will enable the continued growth of EedenBull’s operations in Oslo and Edinburgh, and its innovative spend management platform Q Business®.

June 11, 2020

New platform enables SMEs to simplify how they build a trusted value chain, conduct secure payments, manage cash flows and simplify back office functions.

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 2, 2020

Mastercard launches Fintech Express in Europe, a programme designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion. Leveraging the power of partnerships and Mastercard’s expertise, technology, and global network, startups will now be able to focus on innovation that drives the digital economy.

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 28, 2020

As Mastercard reveal that 78 per cent of all transactions across Europe are now contactless, new European research released today identifies consumer habits and viewpoints that indicates this is a consumer change that will stand the test of time.

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.

May 14, 2020

Online shopping has outstripped all other forms of spending over the past month, with more than half of European shoppers (57 per cent) saying they are shopping online more than ever and record numbers signing up to virtual experiences like home fitness classes, TV and film subscriptions and online learning during lockdown.

May 4, 2020

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Mark Barnett as President of its European business, based in Brussels. In this role Barnett will be responsible for the strategy, direction and overall success of all aspects of Mastercard’s business across the region.

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 20, 2020

“Business Unusual” is a complete Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and learning solution enabling micro & small companies to better manage and run their business by giving them a suite of tools that can be accessed via one single application.

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.

April 6, 2020

Important new move builds on the phenomenal growth in use of contactless with Mastercard enabling businesses and retailers to implement limit increases quickly and efficiently to help people everywhere benefit from the fastest and simplest way to pay.

March 25, 2020

Important new move builds on the phenomenal growth in use of contactless with Mastercard enabling businesses and retailers to implement limit increases quickly and efficiently to help people everywhere benefit from the fastest and simplest way to pay.

March 19, 2020

Mastercard and bunq announce today the expansion of their partnership to accelerate the growth of bunq’s card offerings in Europe. Mastercard is leveraging its international network, helping to expand the bunq Metal Card into 30 European countries1. bunq Metal Card, a metal Mastercard, builds a greener planet by planting a tree for every 100 Euros spent.

March 12, 2020

The pilot project to provide MSMEs with a mobile solution to accept contactless payments will span across the United Kingdom, Germany, Bulgaria and Romania.

March 12, 2020

Mastercard partnership to support ambitious European growth plans for Skrill and NETELLER prepaid cards.

March 6, 2020

On the first day of the WOW - Women of the World Festival in London, Mastercard announces a new partnership with The WOW Foundation.  WOW is a global movement celebrating women and girls, taking a frank look at the obstacles they face. Festivals take place year-round across the world.

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.

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 27, 2020

The partnership aims to boost the adoption of card payment technology by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), helping them reach more customers and grow their business.

February 26, 2020

Mastercard announces the expansion of its partnership with Rakuten Viber, to offer Moneytou, a peer to peer (p2p) payment service available within the Viber messaging app, which has over one billion users around the world. Following Moneytou’s launch in Hungary and Ukraine last year, the service is now available to users in Romania, with plans to extend to additional European countries.

February 17, 2020

Mastercard’s European Cyber Resilience Centre will bring together partners and industry bodies to lead the way to enterprise resiliency.

February 12, 2020

A new study of card transactions from over 53 countries around the world has revealed that the ‘love economy’ is growing five times as fast as the global economy with Valentine’s Day spend up 17 per cent since 2017.

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.

January 22, 2020

Winter sports experts discuss technology, sustainability and gender parity in sports ahead of the legendary Hahnenkamm Races 2020.

January 20, 2020

Mastercard partners with French government in accelerating the digitization of the French economy.

January 16, 2020

The German IoT/Fintech start-up ryd closes a double-digit million Euro funding round that will see them accelerate their rollout across Europe. Both, global technology company Mastercard and a Southern German premium car manufacturer, are among the strategic investors looking to digitise payment on the petrol forecourt.

January 15, 2020

Mastercard, the partner of choice for fintechs in Europe, is announcing its partnership of CleverCards and EML to cement their position as the leading facilitator of PayTech innovation in Europe.

December 13, 2019

Swiss prepaid card issuer is now offering consumers the ability to make secure international payment transfers via an app, to 18 countries. People will be able to receive their money to bank accounts, digital wallets, eligible Mastercard cards, and soon, cash pick-up points.

December 9, 2019

The research from Mastercard reveals that the average European will spend €322 travelling home, and start saving for their festive homecoming two months before Christmas.

November 28, 2019

The use of passive wearable devices for payments is continuing to take off in Europe, as consumers quickly and easily integrate this relatively new payment method into their daily lives. This year’s wearable transaction figures, in comparision to 2018, showed an eightfold increase. This trend has been widely adopted over Europe as payment-enabled wearables are already available in 26 EU countries, offering over 30 different devices.

November 21, 2019

Targeting the small, everyday purchase moments and how these can bring us together, Mastercard has created an integrated campaign to reframe perceptions amongst a new generation of cardholders by showcasing its debit offering.

November 21, 2019

Following the success of its Instant Transfer feature in the U.S., PayPal and Mastercard recently extended the service to Mastercard cardholders in Singapore and a number of European countries.

November 20, 2019

To mark Universal Children’s Day, Revolut and Mastercard have joined forces to raise money that will support Save the Children’s work to rebuild and resource four schools in Mozambique destroyed by Cyclone Idai.

November 19, 2019

Helsinki is determined to be the most functional city in the world by making the best use of digitalization. In pursuing this goal, Helsinki seeks to create the best conditions possible for urban life, for its residents and visitors. The city’s strategic intent is to do things a little bit better day by day, in order to make life in Helsinki easier and more pleasant. To do this, Helsinki will have to become a data-driven city.

October 14, 2019

The Partnership was set up by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2017, to find innovative ways to solve the most pressing social and economic problems facing the UK. It is currently focused on three key social and economic challenges: transition to work for young people, mental health, and financial inclusion and capability.

October 3, 2019

Soon Rakuten Viber users will be able to easily send money to each other using a brand new feature available in the Viber mobile app. The new service, named “Moneytou”, has been developed in Hungary and will initially operate with cards issued in Hungary, but with plans for it to be rolled out in other markets as well as on a global scale. The new feature, which leverages Mastercard’s Send technology that is a result of an exceptional cooperation of Rakuten Viber and Mastercard allows users to send and receive money immediately through the app in a secure, fast and easy way.

September 25, 2019

Today, Mastercard and Rabobank announced a strategic partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price. The platform builds on the current Mastercard Farmer Network and will be enriched by Rabobank’s expertise and reach in the food and agricultural sectors across Europe, Africa and Asia.

September 20, 2019

Société Générale and Mastercard have partnered to launch a special edition League of Legends® Card, the first payment card in France designed for gaming fans and offering them a number of exclusive advantages.

September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

The research from Mastercard found that nearly two in three (58 per cent) start shopping early to spread the cost of Christmas, with the increasing popularity of shopping occasions like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Prime Day helping to make Christmas spending come early.

September 12, 2019

Today, Mastercard announces the introduction of a new initiative to increase the nation’s access to cash. By leveraging our technology, local shops and businesses who choose to offer cashback in conjunction with a purchase, will from April 2020 earn a fee every time they dispense cash to a shopper paying with a Mastercard debit card.

August 31, 2019

Great cinema has the power to drive different perspectives, triggering a myriad of emotions and influencing our lives from the moment the film begins. Great filmmakers create a lasting impact on the viewer, which remain far beyond the film itself; igniting conversations, inspiring memorable moments and starting new movements. Through the creative lens of cinema, people can enjoy and experience new journeys and can see the world through a completely different lens.

August 22, 2019

Mastercard, official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for the third year in a row, is pleased to unveil an exclusive event to ignite a unique discussion among four of the most influential and inspirational figures in contemporary cinema.

August 6, 2019

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the Corporate Services businesses of Nets, a leading European PayTech company, for €2.85 billion (approximately US $3.19 billion).

July 25, 2019

Mastercard and SumUp today announced a new partnership that will increase the number of electronic payment acceptance locations across 27 European countries.  Over the next five years, Mastercard and SumUp will bring card acceptance to several million micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) across Europe.

July 23, 2019

Mastercard today announces a new partnership with Nationwide as it prepares to launch a new business banking service targeting Britain’s 5.6 million small businesses.

July 17, 2019

In partnership with The R&A, Mastercard today announced that it will become a partner of the AIG Women’s British Open for the next three years, starting with this year’s competition at Woburn Golf Club (August 1-4, 2019).

July 11, 2019

Hertz Europe Ltd, part of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., has announced that customers of Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty can now rent a car using a valid debit card in a host of countries across Europe.  The new, easy payment option gives customers with a Debit Mastercard or other recognised debit cards access to standard car and van rentals at key European locations, opening up the rental market for new users in time for the summer holiday season.

June 26, 2019

PayPal has launched its first UK business debit Mastercard, offering its business customers instant, worldwide access to their PayPal funds for online and high street business purchases and unlimited cash back on their spending.

June 26, 2019

Mastercard, in cooperation with its partners Banca Transilvania, Boon, Edenred, J&T, mBank, Monese, N26, Revolut, Slovenská sporiteľňa, Unicredit Bank,  today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. With Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, customers can make fast and convenient purchases in stores, in apps and on websites.

June 20, 2019

Treezor, the French fintech, which was acquired by Société Générale Group in 2019, is the market leader of the banking-as-a-service (BaaS) model, a 100% API platform, with over 500,000 cards issued and over 5bn euros of cash flow since its inception.

June 5, 2019

Mastercard has implemented its B2B commercial solution for the first time in Turkey with Coca-Cola Icecek. Together with the pilot in Izmir, not only the sales representatives can receive orders through their connected devices but also around 450 thousand vendors, groceries, markets and supermarkets in Turkey, will be able to complete their payments easily with Masterpass.

June 4, 2019

Mastercard today unveiled its new suite of Open Banking Solutions™, market-leading applications and services to underpin, enable and safeguard greater choice of financial services across Europe.

June 3, 2019

BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Mastercard are bringing together their areas of expertise to launch the Cpay card that has replaced the former Cetelem card in France since mid-March 2019. This new Mastercard card is linked to a revolving credit and offers multiple payments options built by Cetelem, the commercial brand of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, N°1 in retail financing in France and in Europe. The Cpay card is both a universal Mastercard card and a privative Aurore card.

June 3, 2019

Many household names such as Monzo, N26, Starling, Revolut, Transferwise are partners of Mastercard; and some of our partners have benefitted from our initiatives, namely Accelerate and Start Path. In order to evolve even more businesses, the next iteration of Accelerate has been developed. Effective as of June 2019, three new advancements will be included to broaden and deepen engagement with the payment FinTech community, including the next generation of digital banks.

June 3, 2019

Never before has the importance of technology been greater in financial services. Digital banking solutions and apps have made their way into everyday life across Europe. A new study across 11 markets commissioned by Mastercard* reveals that six out of seven people use digital banking solutions at least once a month, 38 percent do so on a weekly or even daily basis. 63% use mobile banking apps from traditional banks and one in five (20%) already from digital-only banks.

May 31, 2019

It’s official: Europe has a population full of Good Listeners, with new research revealing that the average person listens to two hours and nine minutes of music, podcasts and audiobooks each day – totaling a massive 32 days a year.

May 27, 2019

Being a passionate football fan in the stands is almost as draining as being a player, according to 91% of supporters in Turkey, who say watching and celebrating throughout a game is just as emotionally exhausting as playing.

May 24, 2019

Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, today announced it is partnering with two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. It is the first time Mastercard has added a current number one tennis player to its roster of global ambassadors.

May 21, 2019

Mastercard, one of the world’s most active sponsors of major sporting events, is strengthening its commitment to women’s football. The move sends a powerful signal for gender equality in sports and demonstrates a continued focus on gender balanced marketing. Mastercard has been a long-standing advocate of the importance of diversity, inclusion and partnering to promote good governance and integrity in sport.

May 16, 2019

Mastercard has been an Official Partner of the Festival de Cannes, one of the world’s most prestigious celebrations of film, for the past three years. To celebrate this partnership and to inspire fans and future filmmakers to see “Life Through a Different Lens”, Mastercard organised an exclusive conversation with three of the most influential and inspirational personalities in cinema today: Xavier Dolan, Werner Herzog and Julianne Moore.

May 16, 2019

Don’t miss the Mastercard booth from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June in The Rai in Amsterdam for this year’s Money 20/20 Europe (Booth location: Main Hall, B50).  We will have interactive demos that help show you more about how Mastercard’s innovative products and services are building trusted life connections to help people get from ‘to do’, to ‘done’ in a way that gives them freedom of choice, ultimate ease and total peace of mind.

April 29, 2019

New findings today show that football stadiums across Europe are already providing a number of tangible benefits including a huge boost of investment to cities. On average a new stadium pumps €585m into the surrounding community including improved infrastructure and increased employment.

April 23, 2019

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the hottest technology fields today, with job opportunities continuing to grow across both. However, worldwide, women make up less than 20 percent of the professionals in these high-tech jobs, and only one in 20 girls opts for a STEM-based career.

March 28, 2019

A new report from Mastercard confirms the power of mobile technology to improve financial inclusion. The research shows that 15 countries account for over 60% of the global unbanked population, where 607 million people have a mobile phone, but do not yet have a bank account. Mobile technology could therefore provide them with immediate access to the benefits of financial inclusion.

February 27, 2019

Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mastercard and the Cardsmobile Russian technology company presented a universal tokenization platform powered by the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES). The new platform provides issuers worldwide with a service for adding existing Mastercard cards and issuing new ones to smartphones and wearables that support contactless payment technology – key chains, smart jewelry, car keys, watches and other devices.

February 27, 2019

Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has signed a global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Angaza, a leader in last-mile distribution technology, which will see the two companies partner to rollout an efficient digital payment solution that increases access to affordable necessities, like solar home systems and water pumps, for people and businesses in emerging markets across the globe.

February 26, 2019

Underlining its continuing commitment to innovation, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), to examine how the company’s pioneering NuDetect solution can deliver safer, more seamless payment experiences for smartphone users across the Middle East and Africa.

February 26, 2019

Today, MegaFon and Mastercard combine efforts to make financial services even more accessible, convenient and native for smartphone users. Partners signed the Memorandum of cooperation on the development of mobile financial services for subscribers and presented the Credit via Mobile service during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) will ensure the safety and security of the payments.

February 26, 2019

As Mobile World Congress 2019 gets under way, Mastercard and The Space launch together The Space Cinema, a new app that offers cinema lovers a simpler and tailored way to go to the movies using their smartphone, without worrying about queues at the ticket office.

February 26, 2019

TRIWA and Fidesmo launch “Tapster” – a wearable in which the user connect it’s Mastercard for contactless payments. Stjärnurmakarna will be the first reseller of Tapster, which at first will be sold in a limited beta version for early-bird consumers.

February 25, 2019

Doconomy and Mastercard announce their joint effort to combat climate change by enabling DO – a free and easy-to-use mobile banking service that lets users track, understand and reduce their CO2 footprints through carbon offsetting. The launch of DO sets a new standard for purpose-driven payment services and is a major step in Mastercard’s commitment to drive innovation for a sustainable future.

February 25, 2019

Want to grab that purchase and go? You’re not alone. Today more than ever, people are living an increasingly digital – and mobile – life and they expect their ability to pay for their needs and wants to match that same “always on” mindset, according to social media conversations identified in the 2019 edition of the Mastercard Digital Payments Study.

February 22, 2019

As the technology that powers wearables gets smarter, fashion brands are driving the next evolution of the wearable market. Currently one in five adults wears a smart watch or fitness strap and by 2020, the wearable tech market will be worth 30 billion euros globally – proving the market is one to watch.

February 13, 2019

Ever heard the saying spontaneity is sexy? Well it appears that shoppers are taking this notion to heart as more and more people are leaving their romantic gift purchasing until the very last minute!

February 8, 2019

Setting a new tempo for brand expression, Mastercard debuts its sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture that signifies the latest advancement for the brand. Wherever consumers engage with Mastercard across the globe – be it physical, digital or voice environments - the distinct and memorable Mastercard melody will provide simple, seamless familiarity. The news comes on the heels of the company’s recent transition to a symbol brand and is part of its continued brand transformation.