Press Releases

December 6, 2021

As consumers enter the digital economy in growing numbers, a study conducted by Mastercard with Kantar Consulting revealed that cybersecurity has become top of mind for them.

November 24, 2021

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has acquired Arcus FI, an alum of the company’s Start Path program, to help support the delivery of bill pay solutions and other real-time payment applications across Latin America.

November 24, 2021

Mastercard will look to strengthen its position as a significant supporter of the local gastronomy scene with the launch of its Gastronomy Week. The program, a continuation of the company's M by Mastercard campaign, will bring the premium restaurant dining experience into Mastercard cardholders' homes.

November 23, 2021

Industry partners unite to accelerate financial inclusion, strengthen financial literacy, and improve access to financial opportunities for the underbanked

November 18, 2021

Trinidad & Tobago has partnered with Mastercard to implement solutions that drive financial inclusion, support small businesses, and enhance digital transformation readiness in the country

November 11, 2021

Mastercard Developers enables fintech companies of all sizes and stages to co-create and innovate

November 10, 2021

Partnership aims to transform education with a more seamless, secure and inclusive testing experience

November 1, 2021

Mastercard accelerates its decarbonization timeline, committing to reach net zero by 2040; Carbon Calculator gains strong adoption throughout Europe and in Latin America

October 15, 2021

The IDB Becomes the First Multilateral Partner to Join Mastercard’s City Possible Network, Offering Technological Solutions to Increase Economic Growth

October 11, 2021

International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 11th, and Mastercard joins the celebration with the participation of 2,000 girls in its Girls4Tech™ program in Latin America and the Caribbean. Globally, they total one million.

October 6, 2021

To shed light on the impact the global health crisis – and ongoing recovery – has had on small businesses globally, today Mastercard released Recovery Insights: Small Business Reset.

September 13, 2021 | Digital Banking

New innovation will allow cardholders to gain access to more detailed purchase information in their banking app

August 12, 2021

Mastercard opens door to startups around the world looking to grow platforms across open banking, predictive financial modeling for small businesses, smart rental payments and beyond

August 2, 2021

Findings from Mastercard’s inaugural Experience research reveal that people recognize the value of self-enrichment and are willing to invest time and energy in experiences that leave them feeling uplifted long after the moment ends.

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

In a challenging year for the global economy, the Start Path Empodera business acceleration program, an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MasterCard, announced the women-led, high-impact Colombian startup winners of the second edition of the program.

July 22, 2021

Private and public sector unite to support a collaborative virtual platform, which aims to offer digital skills courses to 3.8 million women and create more than one million economic opportunities for women in the region throughout the next three years.

June 23, 2021

As part of the agreement, the companies will introduce new credit card solutions and benefits that meet the evolving needs of frequent travelers—digitizing the travel experience with personalized, contactless, and secure technologies—and consists of two implementation phases.


Sokin partners with Mastercard to extend payments partnership to LATAM


If you’ve been thinking more and more about saving money during the past year, you're not alone. While the pandemic has upended our personal finance habits, small changes in our routine can make a big difference. A new initiative in Latin America supported by Mastercard, Mercado Libre, the IDB’s Retirement Savings Laboratory, and Common Cents Lab, a financial behavior research lab at Duke University, seeks to use behavioral science to help entrepreneurs and SMEs.

May 4, 2021 | Digital Payments

As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced e-commerce and explored the potential of new ways to pay. More than a year later, research from Mastercard shows that the adoption of new payment technologies is rising, and consumer appetite for new, fast, and flexible digital experiences continues to grow.

May 3, 2021 | OPTIMISM

At Mastercard, we embrace the opportunity to partner with fintech companies to help drive inclusion at scale and deliver solutions focused on doing well and doing good. Today we are pleased to welcome six scaling startups to our award-winning Mastercard Start Path program, from companies building blockchain-based payments solutions with the aim of humanizing finance to startups designing sustainable lending platforms to close the small business credit gap in emerging markets.


In Panama, Mastercard has emerged as a strategic ally in the development of the government's digitization agenda, providing its knowledge and extensive experience as an innovative leader in payments, digital infrastructure, security, and solutions for cyber fraud.

April 7, 2021

For retailers, restaurants and other businesses large and small, being able to sell online provided a much-needed lifeline as in-person consumer spending was disrupted.

March 18, 2021

Mastercard has joined the Inter-American Development Bank and other companies from the private-sector in the "Women Growing Together in the Americas", a program to encourage women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate their businesses into foreign trade and regional value chains.

March 17, 2021

Mastercard is announcing the expansion of the Engage platform, providing customers with easy access to a growing network of qualified technology and fintech partners that can quickly deploy Mastercard Digital First solutions. They enable customers to provide entirely digital payment experiences for consumers, from acquisition and card usage to management and engagement, with a physical card option.


Mastercard has teamed up with payment processing technology company, Dynamics Payments, to launch an application (app) which will increase financial inclusion for the Caribbean region. This comprehensive solution is expected to result in a marked increase in credit and debit card usage in the coming years. The app will be available in three Caribbean markets: Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

March 3, 2021

As part of International Women’s Day, Mastercard continues its mission to support future women in technology and their entrepreneurial success by educating the next generation of leaders with its Girls4Tech program and providing digital and financial security tools to women-owned businesses across the region.

February 23, 2021 | Digital Payments

Mastercard, a leading technology company in the payments industry, today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash while using the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.

February 17, 2021 | Digital Payments

Bahamians received even greater flexibility in how they shop and pay using the country’s digital currency, the first of its kind. Under a new program from Mastercard and Island Pay, the Bahamas Sand Dollar prepaid card gives people the option to instantly convert the digital currency to traditional Bahamian dollars and pay for goods and services anywhere Mastercard is accepted on the Islands and around the world.

January 29, 2021

The company’s new Country Manager, Estanislau Bassols, brings more than 23 years of professional and leadership experience across diverse industries.  He will report to João Pedro Paro Neto, President, Mastercard Brazil and the Southern Cone.

January 21, 2021 | FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Mastercard and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have partnered under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative to launch Start Path Empodera, a business accelerator focused on promoting womenʼs entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Colombia.

January 20, 2021

After a successful launch in Europe, Mastercard announced today the expansion of its new interactive business intelligence platform Market Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new platform provides a comprehensive view of payments insights, competitive intelligence and industry trends for banks and financial institutions across Europe and now the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

January 12, 2021 | COVID-19

To help governments and businesses of all sizes find a path forward following the challenges of 2020, the Mastercard Economics Institute released Economy 2021, an outlook of what’s to come in economies around the world and in Latin America.