MasterCard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States, in Westchester County. Throughout the world, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the card issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers who use the “MasterCard” brand debit and credit cards to make purchases. MasterCard Worldwide has been a publicly traded company since 2006.

MasterCard, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California banks as a competitor to the BankAmericard issued by Bank of America, which later became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Inc. In 2010, MasterCard expanded its e-commerce offering with the acquisition of DataCash, a UK-based payment processing and fraud/risk management provider.

In 2012, MasterCard announced the expansion of its mobile contactless payments program, including markets across the Middle East. In 2014 MasterCard teamed with Apple, to incorporate a new mobile wallet feature into Apple’s new iPhone models, enabling users to more readily use their MasterCard, and other credit cards.

Mastercard’s Biometric Authentication App ‘Selfie Pay’ Comes to Europe [Infographic]
October 6th, 2016

The world’s leading payments company has announced the launch of its Identity Check Mobile service in European countries to allow customers pay with a fingerprint or selfie.

Stripe Launches Instant Payouts for Marketplaces Through Partnership with Mastercard and Visa
September 19th, 2016

Since today marketplaces using Stripe Connect will be able to send instant payouts to sellers.

Facebook Adds Paypal, Stripe and Other Payments Processors to Messenger Chatbots
September 13th, 2016

On Monday, the social networking giant unveiled several new Messenger updates that will let customers to make payments without leaving the app.

MasterCard’s ‘Fare Free Mondays’ Promo is Back for Apple Pay Users in London
February 26th, 2016

The giant credit cards company has relaunched its service that will let people, using London’s public transport, get a discount for their trips.

MWC 2016: Mastercard Wants You to Pay with a Selfie ID Checks
February 23rd, 2016

Mastercard has claimed it will allow making online purchases with the use of a face photo or a fingerprint scan.

JetBlue Adding MasterCard’s MasterPass to Make Booking Travel Even Easier
January 27th, 2016

MasterPass is an easy and reliable tool for online shopping from anywhere globally.

Mastercard, Bain, New York Life Invest in Bitcoin Firm Digital Currency Group
October 29th, 2015

Digital Currency Group, the company which builds and incubates Bitcoin and Blockchain technology-related firms, raised capital from MasterCard, Bain Capital Ventures, CME Ventures, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Life, and others.