MasterCard’s Payment Transaction Services has launched MasterCard Integrated to power the back-end payment process for issuing and acquiring banks

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Singapore, 4 May 2016 – As the world of commerce becomes increasingly connected, consumers are continually seeking faster, more seamless and secure commerce solutions. This is putting the payments ecosystem under greater pressure to develop and deploy innovative payment solutions at a faster rate than ever before. To meet this challenge, MasterCard today announced the launch of MasterCard Integrated, the payments processing services platform that powers MasterCard Payment Transaction Services. The platform enables issuers and acquirers to launch secure payments programs to their customers with greater speed and convenience.

MasterCard will now offer fully-integrated hosted processing services, supporting all payment brands.  This further expands the role of MasterCard during the payments process, extending beyond its traditional network-branded switching services. In addition to traditional issuers and acquirers, MasterCard now also enables governments to build and manage entire payments ecosystems as they look to create better, smarter payment options.

“In today’s world of rapid technology and regulatory changes, those in the payments ecosystem need to be nimbler in order to keep up. In order to do so, our customers – issuing and acquiring banks, and governments  – seek best-in-class technology platforms and services that are reliable and more secure so they can focus on growth and providing greater value to their consumers,” said Rama Sridhar, senior vice president, Network, Processing & Security Solutions, Asia/Pacific, MasterCard.

“Today’s launch of MasterCard Integrated is our effort to help our customers bring payment products integrated with the digital innovations to consumers in a secure, efficient and speedy manner. Our payments processing platforms have been deployed in multiple MasterCard data centres around the world, and will provide truly seamless global connectivity that only MasterCard can,” Sridhar added.

As a fully end-to-end platform, MasterCard Integrated is a comprehensive suite of services and tools which enable:

  • Greater Speed to Market
    Customers can quickly and easily amend existing products and introduce new products and services to meet evolving consumer needs, capture new market segments, and attract new consumers.
  • State-of-the-Art Security
    Industry-leading tools help significantly reduce fraud and risk for greater peace of mind, providing consumers with a richer, more convenient, and safer experience—anywhere, on any device, across all payment methods.
  • Continuous Innovation
    To help customers drive competitive advantage and continued relevance, MasterCard focuses heavily on driving payment innovation, investing to ensure its systems and platforms are enabled to support latest technologies to help them do so.
  • Greater Efficiencies
    MasterCard Payment Transaction Services enables customers to tailor products, features, fees, and authentication rules in real-time to drive their brand forward by helping them reduce resources spent on IT, program management, and operational inefficiencies.
  • Long Term Growth
    Speed to market and innovative payment solutions will create significant opportunities to drive long term growth.

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About MasterCard
MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardAP and @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

Contacts:
Venture Liang, MasterCard, venture_liang@mastercard.com, +65 6390 5973
Andrea Fang, Weber Shandwick, afang@webershandwick.com, +65 6825 8030