The stage is set for this holiday season to be one for the records, with ecommerce sales alone forecasted to be up 104 percent compared to five years ago, according to Mastercard Spending Pulse.  With this, it’s no surprise that this holiday will see the trend toward digital payments continue as consumers look for the …
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Mastercard is the first network to make signatures optional on the card and in the store PURCHASE, NY – October 18, 2018 – As advancements in technology and security change how people pay and verify their identity, Mastercard today announced that cardholder signatures will now be optional, both on the card and on receipts. For cardholders, not needing …
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Overwhelming success of contactless cards peaks shopper demand for wearable payments February 22, 2018 – One quarter (24%) of Europeans expect to start using “tap and go” contactless payments with a smartwatch, bracelet, keyring or other forms of wearable payments, according to new figures from Mastercard. Contactless spend on Mastercard and Maestro grew by 145% …
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Looking to win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Try ‘date night’ experiences  Share this news using the hashtag #LoveIndex February 9th, 2018 – People around the world continue to say “I love you” by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 6% since 2015, with the …
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For many people, paying with a card is still associated with a “swipe” or a “dip”; however, for the owners of more than 370 million contactless cards accepted in over 8 million locations in 111 countries, they pay with a tap. Mastercard first introduced contactless cards back in 2003 to give consumers a safe and …
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