January 22, 2019 – PURCHASE, N.Y. – Today, Mastercard announced its contactless cards soon will be accepted at Target stores, giving shoppers the ability to simply tap to pay. Cardholders using a contactless Mastercard—ones with a contactless symbol on them—will tap their card on the reader screen to pay and head on their way. “We’re excited that …
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The ultimate moment of shopping truth happens when we tap, dip, swipe or click and wait for approval. Nobody wants a decline—especially not a false one and especially not a false decline due to security measures put in place to protect you. This is scenario is more troubling to us than fraud losses. Because, when …
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Consumers can now shop for exclusive products from Fred Segal using proprietary technology from Next Retail Concepts PURCHASE, NY—December 3, 2018—The days of mindlessly scrolling through pages of products while shopping online are over thanks to a new ecommerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts. The innovative digital environment lets shoppers browse and buy …
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Mastercard is the exclusive network for Fancards: Prepaid Gift and Reloadable Cards made for fans PURCHASE, NY – November 29, 2018 – University Fancards partners with Mastercard as the exclusive network for the nation’s only provider of collegiately-branded prepaid reloadable cards and gift cards. Together, Mastercard and University Fancards are fueling fandom with the only …
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’Tis the season for growth

November 12, 2018 09:54

Mastercard SpendingPulseTM forecasts a big holiday shopping season It’s shaping up to be one heck of a holiday shopping season. Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends, is forecasting a banner year for online and in-store commerce across all payment types. Total retail sales (excluding automotive) are expected to grow 5 percent and …
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