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Mastercard to Offer Crypto, Open Banking & ESG Services

UTC by Ibukun Ogundare · 3 min read
Mastercard to Offer Crypto, Open Banking & ESG Services
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Mastercard’s open banking service will avail customers of maximized banking opportunities through consultants, using data-driven insights, recommending and developing products.

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announces its services in Crypto exchange, Open Banking services, and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). With the deluge in the shift of business approaches and strategies, client preferences on deliverables are changing too. This is why Mastercard decided its new products to enable clients’ business advancement and boost its competitive edge.

The more than 20-years old financial service corporation is constantly striving to be a frontier in the digital currency space. Developing blueprints, advising on data governance opportunities, Mastercard stays innovative, driving value beyond immediate gratification in their business deals. The global world no more does business as usual, and Mastercard understands this. Innovation and digital transformation shifts are setting the pace for business success stories, which Mastercard aims at being a part of.

President of Data & Services at MasterCard, Raj Seshadri, said:

“Over the past 20 years, we have worked with our customers across banking, fintech, retail, travel and other sectors helping them understand and navigate every challenge opportunity thrown their way. This evolution of consulting is in recognition of the changing world and of our changing business. It’s about helping customers navigate today’s challenges and anticipating what’s next.”

Today, Mastercard’s Data & Services includes more than 2,000 data scientists, engineers, and consultants across 70 countries. They help to give precedence to and design multi-banking applications that are user-friendly. In addition, the team is expanding by bringing 500 college graduates and young professionals on board.

Mastercard venturing into crypto and other digital currencies will only mean one thing; delivery of a holistic approach that results in premium services, tools, asset acquisition, and leading position.

Acceptance of New Consulting with Practices Dedicated to Crypto, and Others by Mastercard

Having adopted Mastercard and cryptocurrencies before now, financial institutions will broadly accept Mastercard’s new services altogether. In the past, Mastercard has coordinated partnerships with top crypto exchange firms and helped fintech firms expand their market. A major instance was assisting central banks in exploring the representation of CBDC, a central bank digital currency. Also, they made use of Mastercard’s testing platforms for research, mapping out governance, policy agreements, and payment systems. Mastercard’s consulting has focused on banks and merchants, and they intend to leverage their client base.

Mastercard’s open banking service will avail customers of maximized banking opportunities through consultants, using data-driven insights, recommending and developing products. It was cited that in recent works with Eastern European banking groups, the financial corporation looked to provide new services to the group’s customers.

Additionally, Mastercard covers a number of crypto capabilities, from prior education, strategy developments, risk management to crypto cards and the design of crypto loyalty programs.

Furthermore, the ESG plan equally suits Mastercard. There has been a previous collaboration of Doconomy and Mastercard to combat climate change, encouraging Mastercard’s consumers to positively impact the planet. The partnership has ever since made consumers feel safe to interact and identify with Mastercard and its products as well as understanding what the new development means for their businesses.

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Ibukun Ogundare

Ibukun is a crypto/finance writer interested in passing relevant information, using non-complex words to reach all kinds of audience. Apart from writing, she likes to see movies, cook, and explore restaurants in the city of Lagos, where she resides.

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