Mastercard

What should you do now Travelex is closing Supercard?

<b>Travelex announced yesterday that it is closing Supercard, its 0% foreign exchange fee payment card.</b> Your card will cease to work on 24th …

Banking

How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

<i>The rise of the On-Demand Economy, where goods and services are only a click away, has fundamentally changed the expectations of the modern consumer:</i> …

Travel

How Mastercard wants to become your new travel ticket

Public transportation systems around the world are very different. Ticketing systems and route information are often confusing and rarely convenient for the user. But what if your credit card could act as a Fifth Element-style multipass enabling you to board that commuter train or bus with a wave …

Banking

How Mastercard Plans to Make Chip-and-Pin Payments Speedier

Mastercard has developed a new method intended to make chip-and-pin transactions faster, and the financial giant is partnering with Verifone and …

Banking

Chip cards may be getting faster thanks to Mastercard’s M/Chip Fast technology

Why it matters to you<p>Chip cards may be secure, but chip readers don't seem that efficient. Luckily, Mastercard is teaming up with payments providers …

Banking

$10 off of $50 Mastercard (and other gift cards) at ACME / Safeway / Albertson's / Von's

Several supermarket chains participating in “Just4U” Rewards (ACME Markets, Safeway, Von’s, Albertson’s, etc) have an offer out this week for an</b> …

Banking

Mastercard aims to speed up your chip-and-PIN payments

Chip cards are ultimately faster than paying with a magnetic stripe and a signature (or worse, a check), but they're sometimes slow -- and it's bad enough that Mastercard wants to do something. The company is partnering with Verifone and Global Payments to build its speedy M/Chip Fast technology …

Business (UK)

3 Stocks You Can Safely Own Until 2030

Here's why we think investors should hang on to these three businesses for decades to come.<p>We Fools love to invest in companies for the ultra …

Stocks

China Opens Market Access to U.S. Credit-Card Networks

Markets reacted coolly to what could be great news for card networks Visa and Mastercard given the U.S.-China access agreement announced late Thursday.<p>While China opening market access to these firms and others could be a significant victory for the companies, investors have seen this play out …

China

30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2018 with MasterCard

IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands, has <b>extended its generous</b> …

Air Travel

Inside Mastercard’s investing approach

For Mastercard, investing is less about commercial partnerships and more about relationships.“A lot of our investments were driven historically …

Startups

MasterCard: Why I Complain

I wish I bought MA years ago.<p>Q1 earnings are out and I discuss the critical metrics.<p>A strong quarter but there's always room for</b> …

Stocks

Cash still king in SA as coins, notes make up 50% of consumer transactions

<i>Old habits seem to die hard in Africa’s most industrialised country. According to a study released by MasterCard at the World Economic Forum on</i> …

Banking

The 9 coolest credit card rewards and perks you might not know about — and how to get them

If you have a rewards-based credit card, how often do you actually use the perks owed to you? At least 31% of reward cardholders actually <i>never</i> redeem …

Airlines

The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Mastercard

<i>Fatherly</i>‘s annual “Best Places To Work For New Dads” ranking tracks the progress of the 50 companies doing the most to help American fathers balance …

Personal Finance

MasterCard's quarter ends on a high note

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>MasterCard, the second-largest US card network, posted strong growth in its Q1 2017 earnings presentation. The company achieved a $288 million increase in net revenue to reach …

FinTech

MasterCard Incorporated 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by MasterCard Incorporated in conjunction with their 2017 Q1 earnings call.<p>112<p>Click to enlarge

Earnings Call

Mastercard Posts Higher-Than-Expected Revenue, EPS

Mastercard posted higher-than-expected revenue and earnings per share for the first quarter due to an increase in transactions and volume growth on its network.<p>The card network also reported an increase in expenses as it continues to invest in digital payment technology and security features to …

Markets

MasterCard’s profit beats estimates on increased spending

MasterCard Inc, the world’s second-largest payments network, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as people spent more using credit and debit cards, sending its shares up as much as 3 per cent to a record high.<p>MasterCard and bigger rival Visa Inc generate revenue by …

Markets

MasterCard tops Street 1Q forecasts

PURCHASE, N.Y. – MasterCard Inc. (MA) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.08 billion.<p>The Purchase, New York-based company said it had profit of $1 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.01 per share.<p>The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average …

Business

Mastercard Sees More Growth Opportunities Ahead

Strong results to start 2017 could be just the beginning.<p>Economic strength has returned to the global markets, and <b>Mastercard</b> (NYSE:MA) has seen the …

Stocks

MasterCard's Profit, Revenue Beat Estimates; Shares Rise

MasterCard Inc, the world's second-largest payments network, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as people spent more using credit and debit cards.<p>MasterCard's net income rose 12.7 percent to $1.08 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $959 …

Business

Melbourne fintech startup Airwallex raises $13M from Mastercard, Sequoia, and Tencent

Startups

Airwallex raises $13m from Mastercard, Sequoia China, Tencent

With $13 million in funding in its pockets, Melbourne-based fintech startup Airwallex is set for international expansion.<p>Australian fintech startup …

FinTech

International tourists spend most in Singapore among APAC destinations in 2016: Survey

SINGAPORE: International tourists spent the most in Singapore among Asia Pacific destinations last year, coming in ahead of other hotspots such as …

Singapore

60K American AAdvantage mile offers on both Citibusiness and personal AAdvantage Platinum Select

There are new offers out on both the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard and the Citibusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World …

Airlines

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mastercard Inc

Most consumers know <b>Mastercard Inc</b> (NYSE: MA) as the plastic rectangle in their wallet that they can whip out in a moment's notice to make a purchase. Others might know that the Mastercard logo emblazoned on their credit and debit cards just represents the payment network used to move money from the …

Investing

Mastercard Biometric Credit Card

Chip cards make our day-to-day transactions more secure. They also make them more frustrating. The Mastercard Biometric Credit Card aims to be even …

Mastercard Unveils Card With Fingerprint Sensor To Combat Fraud

Your finger just became more valuable.<p>We already use biometric technology to get into our smartphones, but now it seems we’re going to need it to control our purse strings too as Mastercard unveils a new generation of credit card.<p>The global tech giant is taking groundbreaking steps in consumer …

FinTech

Google Home multi-user support, Mastercard's biometric scanner

The biggest tech news of the day includes Google Home's new support for multiple users, Chrome to soon block bad ads and Mastercard's biometric scanner built into a credit card.

Google