Payments So Cool, They’re Hot via @JamesWester

James Wester is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for the global payments practice. There was a time not so long ago that the statement “I'm a payment analyst,” offered in response to the common query about what I do for a living, usually elicited little more than a...

MasterCard Launches SpendingPulse® for Hong Kong Retail Sales

New macroeconomic report identifies consumer spending trends and overall retail performance in Hong Kong; provides analysis of clothing, grocery, health & beauty and jewellery industries Inaugural report shows December Hong Kong retail sales were up 6.4% year-over-year To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/1aoHpGr to your Twitter handle with the hashtags #SpendingPulse and...

Cashless Minute: Payment Technology and a new Option for Tourists in Punta Cana

In case you missed it, here's a look at the top trending content from our newsroom and blog this week.  Data security and the migration to chip technology (what they call EMV in the industry), electronic payments and our work with EcoBank in Africa, plus our newest Cashless Pioneer, are our...

MasterCard News: What is Chip Technology (EMV)?

Hear from Carolyn Balfany, SVP, Product Development -- EMV, as she explains: a) what is chip technology and b) how it will benefit the entire payments ecosystem. Read related blog post: Six Things to Know About Chip Cards....

December eCommerce Heated up as Canadian Temperatures Plunged

MasterCard Canada Spending Pulse reports highest rate of online transactions to date TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 --Canadians responded to extreme weather conditions in December by taking their holiday shopping online - and they reached a major milestone in the process. For the first time in Canadian eCommerce history, the online share...