Mastercard white paper found that cash prevalence can have a high economic cost purely by virtue of its existence – not less than 3.2% of global GDP Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2020 – Countries that prioritize digitized payment economies are better placed to mitigate the associated adverse impact of unemployment, financial exclusion, fraud, theft, cost …
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Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years Partnerships with iKhokha and uKheshe in South Africa enable small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) to accept digital payments  Johannesburg, South Africa – 18 May 2020: In this time of crisis, Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion by pledging to …
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  Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years Maximizes technology, partnerships to deliver aid, insights and access to businesses and communities Programs like the Mastercard Farmer Network and Kasha are connecting people across East Africa  Nairobi, Kenya, May 18, 2020 – The health and economic consequences of COVID-19 have highlighted …
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Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025. As part of this effort, there will be a direct focus on providing 25 million women entrepreneurs with solutions that can help them grow their businesses.

Partnership to improve financial inclusion during COVID-19 pandemic Amsterdam, 5 May 2020 – VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and digital services, announced a partnership between JazzCash and payment technology leader Mastercard – strengthening the payments ecosystem for merchants and customers in Pakistan. More than seven million customers …
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