Summer Interns: Cashless Flight

For this week's intern photo contest, I wondered where it was difficult to use cash. I first thought of places where it was impossible to use cash and then places where it was just simpler not to use cash. It was actually really hard to think of a situation! I’ve grown...

Summer Interns: Crumpled Cash can Lead to Chaos

As a member of MasterCard’s 2013 Summer Intern class, going cashless is now a habit of mine. Prior to working here, I often found myself without cash and was scolded by my parents for it. Thankfully, none of my coworkers at MasterCard consider the lack of cash in my wallet problematic....

Summer Interns: Online Shopping Cashless Generation Style

For this week's #MCIntern photo contest, I wondered how I was a member of the Cashless Generation. Although it's only been 3 years since I received my first debit card, I can't imagine a time when I didn't have my card to make a purchase. I use my debit card on...

Summer Interns: No More Cash, Not Even Cards, it’s Mobile Time!

Why should “cash always be king”? And our bulky wallets unwittingly reshaped by the many plastic cards that each of us have? For this week’s #MCIntern Photo Challenge, we were asked “How are we part of the cashless generation?” The summer interns and management associates at the Singapore office took this...

Summer Interns: From Bartering Goods to Mobile Payments

For this week’s #MCIntern challenge, we were asked where we use our phones to pay. I took this as an opportunity to figuratively illustrate how far transactions have come since its conception of bartering. I wanted to give homage to the essence of transactions with a forward thinking look at the promise...