Beth Kitchener
Beth Kitchener

Beth Kitchener

MEDIA CONTACT: MasterCard Communications


Beth Kitchener is a Business Leader on the MasterCard U.S. Markets Communications team. She joined MasterCard in July 2012 with responsibility for managing regional communications partnerships with financial institutions, retailers, corporations, governments and NGOs. Beth has spent her career in technology communications, working for diverse companies and industry sectors including business consulting, ecommerce, hardware, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, online payments, retail, semiconductors and software.

Email: beth_kitchener@mastercard.com
Phone: +1-914-249-2058

Recent Posts

New biometric app for commercial use available in the U.S. and Canada  LAS VEGAS – October 24, 2016 – Mastercard today announced the North American rollout of Identity Check Mobile™, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics, including fingerprint and facial recognition, to verify a cardholder’s identity and simplify online shopping. BMO Financial Group …
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Chip Cards in Market at 88 Percent as Chip-Active Terminals Reach 33 Percent Purchase, N.Y. – September 12, 2016 – As the one year anniversary of the shift to chip approaches in the U.S., Mastercard today unveiled data confirming the positive impact the technology is having on issuing banks, merchants and consumers. To date, chip …
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Purchase, N.Y. – August 10, 2016 – Mastercard is offering cardholders in China the ability to use local credit and debit cards to pay U.S. tuitions and other costs through a first-of-its-kind online payment service found at www.plastiq.com/mcuni. Largely created for Chinese students studying abroad, the site addresses international payment challenges, including limited payment methods …
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Index Helps Deploy M/Chip Fast to Speed Shoppers through Checkout PURCHASE, N.Y. – August 3, 2016 – Mastercard today announced that 80 percent of its U.S. consumer credit cards have chips, representing an 88 percent increase in chip card adoption since the October 1, 2015 liability shift started to bring EMV-secured payments to the U.S. …
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Testing Completed in Hours, Not Days or Weeks Purchase, N.Y. – June 20, 2016 – MasterCard today unveiled a new EMV chip terminal testing and certification program aimed at speeding chip adoption by U.S. merchants. MasterCard operates a chip terminal testing and certification process used by merchant bank acquirers and value-added resellers (VARs) before terminals …
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Industry Collaborates on Solutions to Speed Transaction Times Purchase, N.Y. – May 26, 2016 – Americans are increasingly using EMV chip cards to make purchases as 68 percent of all U.S.-issued MasterCard-branded consumer credit cards feature the technology as of April 30, 2016. Chip-active merchant locations also increased to 1.4 million during this same time; …
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Consumer Security and Industry Collaboration Critical for Success PURCHASE, N.Y. – April 27, 2016 – MasterCard today unveiled M/Chip Fast, a new application of the company’s existing technology to help speed EMV transactions and shoppers through checkout lines. Developed on the principles of contactless or ‘tap-and-go’ technology, M/Chip Fast effectively prioritizes the parts of transactions …
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PURCHASE, N.Y. – March 31, 2016 – Americans are quickly embracing EMV chip cards, just six months after the latest milestone in the migration timeline. While consumers increasingly dip their cards to pay in-store, progress has been made by both card issuers and merchants. Today, MasterCard provided an update on how its cardholders, partners and …
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Corporate cardholders will be able to use Selfies and Fingerprint Scans to Verify Their Identity when Making Online Purchases  TORONTO, March 23, 2016 – BMO Financial Group (BMO) and MasterCard today marked the beginning of a phased launch of the first biometric corporate credit card program in Canada and the U.S. that will enable cardholders …
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U.S. Chip By Numbers

September 25, 2015 13:00 | Industry News

You have likely been hearing about chips lately. Not the kind found in a bag and covered in salt. At MasterCard, we have been focused on a different kind of chip – what our industry calls EMV.   You can (or will soon) find a small silver or gold square on your credit and debit …
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