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

The European Parliament’s formal adoption on 10 March of a new EU Regulation on Interchange Fees, will pave the way for new conditions for the issuance and acceptance of payment cards across the 31 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). MasterCard is confident that, in the new regulatory environment and fast changing electronic payments …
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MasterCard’s Annual Treat Index shows that Brits are increasingly treating themselves as spending on luxury goods increases by over 13% year on year LONDON, UK – 30th January 2015 – Research released today from the second annual MasterCard Treat Index, shows that amid the cold and gloom, many of us will be indulging in a treat or two …
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Over 20,000 additional online businesses supported by Worldpay, accept the e-wallet  MasterCard today confirmed MBNA as the UK’s first card issuer to offer a MasterPass powered digital wallet to its customers. The MBNA Wallet, powered by MasterPass, has been launched initially as a pilot to MBNA employees with a full roll out to cardholders expected …
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Over 20,000 additional online businesses supported by Worldpay, accept the e-wallet  London, UK – December 16, 2014: MasterCard today confirmed MBNA as the UK’s first card issuer to offer a MasterPass powered digital wallet to its customers. The MBNA Wallet, powered by MasterPass, has been launched initially as a pilot to MBNA employees with a …
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It’s the thought that counts this Christmas for UK shoppers Research revealed on 25th November by MasterCard suggests that around two thirds (76%) of Brits will start their Christmas shopping this week. The European-wide survey delved into what consumers love and loathe about their gifts at Christmas revealing that nearly two thirds (71%) of Brits …
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MasterCard survey identifies cash, pet goldfish, toasters and vacuum cleaners to be some of the most thoughtless gifts to give and receive LONDON, United Kingdom – New research from MasterCard suggests that around two thirds (76%) of Brits will start their Christmas shopping this week. The European-wide survey delved into what consumers love and loathe …
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