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Press Releases

June 2024
June 13, 2024

Mastercard and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism announced the relaunch of Priceless Beijing to facilitate priceless experiences and trusted payments for international tourists in China.

May 2024
May 30, 2024

Southeast Asia once again emerged as the world’s leading Muslim tourist destination in the latest edition of the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), with Indonesia and Malaysia tied for the top spot.

May 24, 2024

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mastercard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate towards deepening the understanding of development impact of digital scams, and ways to detect and address them.

May 16, 2024

According to the Mastercard Economics Institute "Travel Trends 2024: Breaking Boundaries" report, the global travel sector is reaching new heights in 2024, with consumer spending on tourism remaining robust and passenger traffic soaring. APAC destinations are trending in a big way, comprising half of the top 10 hot spots that have demonstrated the greatest momentum among travelers.

May 14, 2024

Mastercard has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank, Mox Bank Limited and Libeara on a proof-of-concept pilot under the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox to explore the operational and risk management benefits of tokenized deposits for settling tokenized assets, marking a significant step in advancing fintech innovation and the tokenization market in Hong Kong.

May 9, 2024

Mastercard NetsUnion has begun processing payments in China allowing both domestic and international purchases with Mastercard cards issued by local banks. This milestone will simplify the payment experience for Chinese Mastercard cardholders, and aims to foster a secure and innovative digital ecosystem.

May 3, 2024

Mastercard partners with Boost Capital to unlock access to digital financial services for over 10,000 small businesses, especially women-led enterprises, in the Philippines.

April 2024
April 29, 2024

Mastercard unveils limited-edition Mastercard Music Pass for music fans around the world to unlock a cutting-edge AI music studio and behind-the-scenes content from its second season of the Artist Accelerator program.

April 18, 2024

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and Mastercard will establish a Center of Excellence in Indonesia to address cybersecurity challenges and bolster the digital economy.

April 9, 2024

The partnership aims to strengthen cyber resilience in Singapore and advance towards a safer and more secure financial ecosystem.

March 2024
March 28, 2024

Alongside co-branded card programs and travel privileges, the partnership will leverage Mastercard’s data and services capabilities to enable targeted consumer experiences.

March 27, 2024

Mastercard Click to Pay aims to tackle 90% of the payment card fraud experienced in Australia today by removing the need to manually enter card details.

March 19, 2024

The new connection between Mastercard and Alipay accelerates Mastercard's fast-growing cross-border payment offering, addressing the demand for transparent, secure and efficient money transfers.

March 14, 2024

Mastercard partners with SoftBank Corp. to extend Test & Learn®, a cloud-based predictive analytics platform, to help companies in Japan make better business decisions.

March 11, 2024

Mastercard has unveiled the second season of its Artist Accelerator program with a first-of-its kind partnership with OnesToWatch to meet the surging demand for live, global music experiences.

March 8, 2024

Mastercard and Tourism Malaysia have announced a strategic partnership that leverages Mastercard’s Data & Services capabilities to create a more seamless and innovative travel experience in Malaysia.

February 2024
February 20, 2024

Mastercard and Octopus have introduced a more convenient way for inbound travelers to Hong Kong to enjoy the benefits of Octopus contactless payments on transport, dining, entertainment, shopping and more.

February 2, 2024

Mastercard and Beep™ have announced a partnership to enable contactless acceptance of Mastercard cards in public transportation for the first time in the Philippines.

January 2024
January 11, 2024

Mastercard has created and open-sourced a device together with its partners to make one of tennis’ most iconic roles more accessible than ever before.

January 8, 2024

Mastercard, in partnership with Westpac, today announced ‘TOUCH’, Australia’s first ever pictureless feature-length film using only the power of sound.