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The global state of pay

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we surveyed people and small businesses in 14 countries around the world. Our findings show how COVID-19 is accelerating the shift to digital banking and payments


What people want from payments in the post-Covid world

The pandemic has changed where we work and how we socialise – and how we manage our money. Read what experts from the payment industry had to say about whether those habits will stick.

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InConversation with WIRED on the state of pay

Paul Stoddart, president for Mastercard New Payment Platforms, joined industry representatives to consider the findings of our global state of pay research into what people want.

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The global state of pay at a glance


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The state of pay in global media


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Mark Colleran
Director, research and insights

James Thorpe
Vice president, communications