Mastercard sees ‘a lot of promise’ in blockchain tech if safety and simplicity are prioritized
As brands and financial services firms navigate the crypto world, Mastercard sees opportunity for blockchains to grow with greater safety.
Mastercard, PayPal and Robinhood dive deeper into crypto as industry shows ‘promise’
A number of brand-name mainstream financial institutions have been rolling out new crypto products and services in an attempt to make the space more accessible.
DoorDash launches its first co-branded credit card with Chase
DoorDash is launching its first-ever credit card with Chase, the company announced on Wednesday. The DoorDash Rewards Mastercard will provide cardholders the opportunity to earn cash back on delivery
Mastercard launches web3-focused artist incubator with Polygon
Mastercard is launching a web3-focused incubator with Ethereum scaling layer-2 blockchain Polygon to help artists connect with fans.
Mastercard director sees FTX collapse as chance for the crypto market to reset
After FTX collapsed and filed for bankruptcy, some market participants aren’t worried about institutional interest in crypto wavering.
Spend management platform Teampay expands partnership with Mastercard, raises $47M
In 2016, Andrew Hoag, formerly a senior manager at Verisign and a web project lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center, founded Teampay, a platform that attempts to automate the software purchasing p
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India lifts ban on American Express
India has lifted business restrictions on American Express, once again permitting the U.S. giant to onboard new customers in the South Asian market after the firm demonstrated “satisfactory comp
Messaging app Viber launches Payments, a new digital wallet for paying bills, money transfers and buying goods
Viber, the messaging app owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has long been dancing around the area of fintech, launching services like money transfer and chatbot payments in various countries
African fintechs halt virtual dollar cards after Union54 chargeback fraud surge
Last Friday, Barter, the consumer app of Africa’s most valued startup Flutterwave, told customers via email that they would not be able to access its virtual dollar card service from July 17. Hence,
UK signs its first data sharing deal post-Brexit, with South Korea
Six years on from the referendum where the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and in the midst of an apparent government meltdown, the country is announcing its first international data sharing dea
Indian fintechs request central bank to treat full-KYC PPI same as bank account to survive crackdown
Payments giants and fintech startups in India on Saturday requested the central bank to treat widely used prepaid payment instruments on par with bank accounts for customers who have undertaken certai
Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) products have become incredibly popular with users, and both startups and tech behemoths such as Apple have taken notice. But BNPL companies have attracted some controversy,
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India lifts ban on Mastercard
India has lifted business restrictions on Mastercard, nearly a year after imposing the ban, once again allowing the cards giant to add new customers in the South Asian market after it demonstrated
Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify
How will all of these BNPL-focused providers fare with Apple pounding its way into their market?
The first US crypto rewards credit card on the American Express network is here
Credit card companies are trying to sweeten the perks they offer their customers, and American Express is doing just that through a new partnership with crypto wealth management platform and wallet pr
Mastercard exec is bullish on crypto, sees mass adoption ‘sooner rather than later’
Mass adoption of blockchain technology and digital assets is going to happen sooner rather than later, according to Mastercard’s VP of new product development and innovation, Harold Bossé.
Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash
As equities continue to trade down from recent peaks, investors are searching for higher returns. Some have turned to the crypto-based decentralized finance (DeFi) realm, where yields from lending and
Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents
Greenlight, the Atlanta, Georgia-based fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, is launching a credit card. The Greenlight-branded card, offered through Mastercard, offers u