James Thorpe
James Thorpe

James Thorpe


James Thorpe is Head of Communications for MasterCard’s UK and Irish markets, delivering integrated communications to MasterCard’s multiple stakeholders both internally and externally, with the objectives of driving MasterCard’s business performance, enhancing our reputation and increasing engagement and understanding of our business.
Prior to joining MasterCard, James worked at HSBC as head of media relations for its UK retail financial services businesses. Prior to that, with Egg and Virgin in the retail financial services communications arena. James is part of the UK&I Management team and can be contacted at:
e-mail: james_thorpe@mastercard.com
phone: +44-2075-57-5430

Recent Posts

London – January 30, 2017 – Mastercard is grateful that the Court has found in its favor with respect to the significant issues being heard in this case. The Court recognized the immense benefits that retailers derive from our payment system.  In rejecting the retailers’ claims, it found that Mastercard’s interchange fees did not restrict …
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MasterCard treated lucky cardholders to some exhilarating and luxurious Priceless Surprises at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, ahead of becoming the festival’s first-ever headline sponsor in 2017. The Festival of Speed is the world’s biggest and most luxurious motorsport event and is the only place motoring fans can get so close to the …
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MasterCard Digital Enablement Service ensures safe and secure payments with Android Pay London, 18 May 2016 – Today, Google confirmed that Android Pay is now live in the UK, giving millions of MasterCard cardholders even more ways to make safe and convenient mobile payments. Android Pay enables seamless and secure contactless payments at more than …
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MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to power safe and secure device-based payments on eligible Android devices LONDON– March 23, 2016 – Millions of MasterCard cardholders and Android device owners in the UK will soon have additional safe and secure ways to make mobile payments and purchases, as Google today announced it will launch Android Pay …
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