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Eddie Grobler, executive vice president, ACH systems & integration for Mastercard, weighs in on the potential of adding bank account-based payments to Mastercard through the acquisition of VocaLink.

Redrawing the lines of what’s possible in payments, Mastercard commented on the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority’s decision that clears the way for the completion of the company’s planned acquisition of VocaLink Holdings Limited. The CMA gave final approval for the proposed set of remedies that address the competition concerns the CMA identified earlier this …
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Industry and Consumers to Benefit from More Choice, Greater Innovation in Payments PURCHASE, N.Y. –  April 11, 2017 – Mastercard today commented on the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority’s decision that clears the way for the completion of the company’s planned acquisition of VocaLink Holdings Limited. The CMA gave final approval for the proposed set …
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Mastercard and Boingo Wireless are providing Mastercard cardholders unlimited access to more than one million premium Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The Wi-Fi service is now available for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders in Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. at no additional cost. As a result, these cardholders have the potential to save hundreds of dollars each year on roaming charges and subscriptions when accessing Wi-Fi hotspot locations in airports, hotels, restaurants and cafes, inflight and more. The Boingo Wi-Fi benefit will roll out to other issuers and cardholders soon.

We welcome today’s decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), regarding our planned acquisition of VocaLink. The thoroughness of the CMA’s review reflects the significance of this deal and its potential for the industry. In its announcement, the CMA noted that it has no concerns related to providing payment infrastructure services to Bacs or …
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“Buy now, pay later” just got an upgrade Understanding that consumers are seeking more control and flexibility in the way they pay, Mastercard developed Mastercard Instalments to bring a fresh repayment option to the marketplace. The service is designed to give cardholders the flexibility and control of paying for purchases at a pace that works …
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For Mastercard World Elite cardholders, travel is about to get an upgrade. Over the past several years, research overwhelmingly indicates that affluent consumers have a deep desire to travel as a family and make memories for a lifetime. In response, Mastercard has begun to roll out a number of new features that deliver cardholders more …
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Enabling Safe, Simple and Secure Online Payments, Simplify Commerce by MasterCard is Now Integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX in 13 Markets  PURCHASE, N.Y. – June 29, 2016 – MasterCard announced today it will collaborate with Microsoft to bring simple and secure e-commerce payments to Microsoft Dynamics users. Simplify Commerce, a uniquely versatile, highly secure and …
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Simplify Controls Makes It Affordable, Quick and Easy for Businesses to Maximize Online Sales & Protect Themselves from e-Commerce Fraud Purchase, N.Y. – May 23, 2016 – Further delivering on its commitment to fight fraud, MasterCard today launched Simplify Controls, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses to control, prevent and monitor e-commerce transactions in real time. …
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U.S. retail sales saw solid gains this holiday season. According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which looks at U.S. retail sales trends across cards, cash and checks, retail sales excluding auto and gas grew 7.9% during the traditional Black Friday to Christmas Eve shopping season.