Those without bank accounts face special challenges during a pandemic

Apr 28, 2020
Mastercard has a new plan to make digital banking more accessible.
Mastercard is expanding its program, pledging to get a billion unbanked people and 50 million unbanked very small businesses into the formal financial system within five years.
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Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people…

PayPal deal with MasterCard a step toward mobile payment ubiquity

Sep 7, 2016
The online payment service and its would-be competitors are working out the kinks.
It'll now be easier to link PayPal payments to a MasterCard account.
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MasterCard wants to put your selfie game to good use

Feb 23, 2016
Securing transactions one duck face at a time
Selfies may be the way of the future. 
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Mastercard loses USAA customers to Visa

Oct 26, 2015
The change is part of a shift in the balance of power in the credit card business

Now you can authorize mobile payments with a selfie

Jul 3, 2015
Buy some coffee, take a selfie. Buy a shirt, take a selfie. Buy some ice cream...

A new credit score gives credit for paying phone bills

Apr 2, 2015
Still in a pilot phase, the new score would help people with no credit cards.

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Mastercard's goes digital with e-wallet 'Masterpass'

Mar 22, 2013
Could electronic wallets become as common as cellphones? Paypal and Google sure hope so. But Mastercard has a plan for this future, too.

Visa, Mastercard reach $7 billion settlement over fees

Jul 16, 2012
Visa, Mastercard, and some big banks agreed to pay $6.6 billion late Friday to end a fight over fees they charge retailers. And the settlement is likely to affect all of us.

MasterCard profit soars on rising transactions

May 2, 2012
MasterCard reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly profit after the biggest jump in card swipes -- to 7.7 billion -- since the company went public in 2006.