MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We are leading the way toward a world beyond cash with the power to expand connectivity, opportunity and prosperity for individuals, businesses and communities.
We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Our products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances–easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Through our payment solutions, we deliver value and connect close to two billion cardholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world.
With our state-of-the-art network, MasterCard is in a prime position to roll out the next generation of products and services – whether it’s the EMV migration in the United States, data analytics for merchants or advancing mobile wallets around. Our network maintains a processing performance of 130 milliseconds per transaction, two times faster than the blink of an eye and nearly four times faster than our main competitor.
The MasterCard brand is among the most recognized in the world. We offer a wide range of payment solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid and related payment programs, through a family of well-known brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. And since we launched Priceless Cities® in 2011, we have expanded that program to more than 20 cities around the globe, enabling our cardholders – from New York to Singapore, and from London to Rio – to enjoy exclusive experiences.
As we move toward a world beyond cash, we are helping to secure a better, more inclusive future for everyone. We are committed to continuing to use our technology and expertise to deliver better ways to pay, creating a more connected world.