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Mastercard opens door for Strive EU Innovation Fund applications – a brand-new initiative aimed at accelerating the development of solutions to support European small businesses on their digital journey.



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Biometrics will soon replace passwords once and for all

Mastercard has launched a biometric-based authentication service to make digital interactions as simple as they are secure.

'If you don’t have an age strategy, you don’t have a growth strategy'

As workforce demographics change, Lyndsey Simpson of the U.K. startup 55/Redefined, part of the Mastercard Start Path Emerging Fintech program, is at the forefront of ensuring age diversity in employment.

Future of Work
Midlife crisis: How upskilling over-40s can shrink the digital talent gap

Professional upskilling should never stop, experts say. Reskilling older workers is critical — they’ll be a large percentage of the future workforce.

Economic Outlook 2024: Striking a balance between prices and priorities

The start of the 2020s brought unprecedented fluctuations in the global economy, but next year marks a new chapter.

Wallet Express: Empowering European consumers to choose

"In a world where technology is part of our everyday lives, the way we make payments is no exception," says Valerie Nowak, EVP, Product & Innovation, Europe. "The evolution of conventional wallets into digital companions is revolutionizing the way we make payments..."

Small Business
More than just a plant shop– growing a small business in the heart of the Barcelona community

Partner duo Jesús and Pancho, fuelled by a passion for plants, founded their botanical design and plant collectors studio in 2017.

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May Insights Show Rebound of In-Store Shopping & the ‘Experience Economy’

June 7, 2022

Mastercard is announcing its latest payments feature, Pay by link, led by its European open banking pioneer Aiia

May 17, 2022

True to its commitment to an inclusive work environment, Mastercard Greece has signed the "Diversity Charter"

April 19, 2022 | Sustainability

Mastercard expands the Priceless Planet Coalition’s forest restoration effort

January 31, 2022

Today, Subaio chose European open banking leader, Aiia, a Mastercard company, to enable a smarter way for assessing creditworthiness through Subaio’s new whitelabel offering