Mastercard

Gold becomes shoppers new digital way to pay after app launch

An electronic payment app that allows people to pay for goods and services in gold has been launched by fintech firm Glint.<p>Released Monday, the app — …

Banking

Loblaws pitches upgraded loyalty program for $9.99 a month for premium perks

Program is targeted at PC Plus loyalty members who are also President's Choice Financial Mastercard holders<p>Loblaws is launching a fee-based …

Hospitality

Glint launches app allowing MasterCard payments to be made with gold

Fintech group Glint has today launched a service which allows customers to own portions of gold bars and make payments using them.<p>Working with Lloyds …

Banking

Mastercard is Building a Global Tech Hub in Sydney

Mastercard is relocating its Sydney-based employees to a new “Global Tech Hub and Innovation Centre” in St. Leonards from mid-2018.<p>The new premises …

Innovation

Bitcoin Hits Record Just Days After a 29% Plunge

Bitcoin hit another record high, just days after a plunge of as much of 29 percent tested the confidence of advocates of the cryptocurrency.<p>After …

Cryptocurrency

Lloyds Avios credit card customers experience spate of fraud

Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card customers have reported a spate of fraudulent activity and cardholders are being urged to check their statements fin case they too have fallen victim.<p>The Lloyds cards, which give users Avios points when they sign up and in relation to their spending, appear to have …

Banking

Garmin Pay Contactless Payments Launches on Vivoactive 3

Garmin Pay is pretty limited at the moment as it only supports MasterCard credit and debit cards from a handful of banks, but support should grow in …

Banking

Hyatt Double Points Nov 15-Dec 31 is boring promotion

Yawn! Hyatt comes out with a six-week holiday season Nov 15-Dec 31, 2017 promotion for double points. I have long argued double points promotions …

Hospitality

[DISCONTINUED] Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite MasterCard

Blog<p>The last time we had a brutal year on credit card discontinuations was in 2014. I guess at some point, we were due for another one this year. It …

Banking

SpazaApp brings Masterpass to informal sector

Spaza shop owners registered with SpazaApp can now use MasterCard's Masterpass.<p>Global payments company MasterCard has partnered with locally …

Banking

$10 off $150 Visa and Mastercard gift cards, 10x fuel points on Google Play w/ Just4U

The <b>Just4U</b> supermarket loyalty program has an offer this week for <b>$10 off of $150+</b> in <b>Visa</b> or <b>Mastercard</b> gift cards through 11/28/17. This should work at …

Samsung Pay

Mastercard And Nigerian Business Leaders Commit To Transforming Nigeria’s Cities Into Strong Economic Hubs

With half of Nigeria’s population currently living in cities, it is critical that a development framework is in place to ensure future growth is …

Cities

Analysts Love Mastercard...Here’s the One Exception

Visa and Mastercard get plenty of love on Wall Street. Of the 41 analysts who cover Visa, 35 have the equivalent of a Buy rating on shares, and six …

Banking

WATCH: Spazapp and Mastercard to help informal traders

DURBAN - Spazapp and Mastercard have collaborated to bring seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders. <br>To celebrate the …

Durban

MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of their cryptocurrency holdings but were happy to use blockchain technology to speed up transaction times. Many of those …

Bitcoin

Mastercard Patent Filings Detail Blockchain's Use for Speeding Up Payments

New patent filings from Mastercard show how the credit card giant is looking at blockchain as a possible means for easing payment settlement times.<p>In …

Bitcoin

Why This Year’s Payments Winners Could Keep Winning

It’s been a great year for big payments names. Mastercard shares are up 45% so far in 2017, and Visa shares are up 42%. PayPal is the ultimate …

Banking

Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech For Instant Payments

Mastercard has recently filed a patent for instantaneous payments using Blockchain technology. The patent appeared in the US Patent and Trademark …

Bitcoin

Key outcomes from the Mastercard financial inclusion forum

Ann Miles, Director of Financial Inclusion for Mastercard, shared some of the key outcomes coming out of this year’s Mastercard Foundation Symposium …

Banking

Mastercard aims to boost digital trust

A POINT that has come up in national discourse repeatedly is the dichotomy between a tech-savvy Singapore with a love for the latest in technology, …

Banking

Mastercard builds global tech hub and innovation centre in Sydney

Global payments company Mastercard is pushing ahead with its vision to become a digital payments giant, opening its only tech and innovation centre …

Innovation

Cards that can unlock your freedom

I quite like MasterCard’s slogan. It goes “There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else, there’s MasterCard”. It’s really nice, but …

You Can Now Apply For The AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

Barclaycard has just introduced <b>the new AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard</b>, which is the business version of the AAdvantage Aviator Red World …

Airlines

Easy 5x: Staples Visa & Mastercard rebate through 11/18

Through Saturday, November 18th, Staples is offering a <b>$15 Staples Gift Card Rebate</b> on <b>$300 or more</b> in <b>Visa or Mastercard Gift Cards</b>.<p>The Deal<p><b>$15 Staples</b> …

Shopping

MasterCard; It's Like Collecting From Your Own Toll Booth

The movement from cash to card transaction continues to grow.<p>There is a unique opportunity to benefit from this naturally growing business.<p>Mastercard …

Stocks

MasterCard Vs. Visa; Why I Decided To Put All My Money On Visa

Both companies are leaders in an ever-growing market. Both stocks surged over the past 5 years.<p>But only one is worth your investment today.<p>The …

Stocks

[DISCONTINUED] Capital One Vibe MasterCard

Another one bites the dust. I will admit, I am very late in the game. Seems like the <b>Capital One Vibe MasterCard</b> was discontinued earlier in the year. …

Capital One

Manager's Bet On Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal Pays Off

With all the attention paid to Bitcoin, it is easy to overlook traditional electronic payment firms. John Archer’s TAB Fund holds positions in VISA (V), MasterCard (MA) and PayPal (PYPL) that total 17% of his portfolio. Shares in these three companies have advanced roughly 42%, 45% and 84% …

Banking

2018 Cubs Convention passes go on sale to the public Friday

Cubs fans can get a jumpstart on next year this week.<p>Individual weekend passes for Cubs Convention will go on sale to the public at 11 a.m. …

Chicago

Russia's Medvedev says the world shouldn't be dominated by one currency

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia and China were considering linking their national payment system, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on …

World Economy