$MA (MasterCard Incorporated)

$MA {{ '2016-04-28T13:39:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MA said total OpEx rose 25% in 1Q16 or 29% on a currency neutral basis. For 2016 to 2018, on a currency neutral basis, the company expects net revenue CAGR of low double digits, operating margin of at least 50% and an EPS CAGR in the mid teens and measured off a 2015 pro forma EPS figure of $3.12. $MA expects FX headwinds to continue through 2016.

$PYPL {{ '2017-10-19T21:54:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 3Q17, $PYPL announced a partnership with Skype to allow users in 22 countries to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their Skype mobile app. $PYPL also announced the expansion of its partnership with $MA into Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and Africa. $PYPL acquired Swift Financial in 3Q17.

$MA {{ '2017-10-19T20:05:28+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

The Clearing House (TCH) and $MA said they are partnering to enable TCH to provision and manage Mastercard-branded tokens on behalf of banks. This enables TCH to support current and future token capabilities ranging from mobile payments to remote purchases and Internet-of-things (IoT) transactions.

$FITB {{ '2017-10-16T14:22:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FITB announced a strategic relationship with $MA and AvidXchange to bring a best-in-class automated accounts payable solution to Fifth Third Bank's clients. As part of the relationship, Fifth Third will become the first bank to join The Mastercard B2B Hub powered by AvidXchange.

$USB {{ '2017-10-10T15:03:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$USB announced yesterday that its Voyager fleet cards will be using EMV M/Chip technology from $MA. Voyager is the first fleet card network to use the technology. $MA introduced the M/Chip solution last year to improve transaction time at the terminal. Post the liability shift deadline of Oct. 2015, migration towards EMV-based cards started in US.

$MA {{ '2017-10-10T12:28:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Gary Flood who is heading $MA's products and services has decided to move on. Flood is leaving the firm after having a long stint of more than 3 decades. Starting next year, the payment giant has also made some changes in the reporting structure, where few members of the top management will report directly to Banga.

$MA {{ '2017-09-22T19:21:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA appointed Fabrizio Burlando as president of prepaid management services. In this role, he will lead the team that works with issuers and merchants to manage their prepaid programs and bring them to market within as quickly as three months. Burlando joined $MA in 2008 and was most recently the European lead for Mastercard Advisors.

$VZ {{ '2017-09-18T18:57:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Telecom giant $VZ has appointed Rima Qureshi as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, effective November 6. Qureshi, a former CEO of Ericsson North America, will succeed Roy Chestnutt who has decided to step down by year-end. At Verizon, she will report to Chairman Lowell McAdam. Currently, Qureshi is member of the boards of $MA and Great West Lifeco.

$MA {{ '2017-08-31T16:01:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Payments network provider $MA is adding its contactless payment to Garmin's vivoactive3 smartwatch. $GRMN unveiled vivoactive3 today at IFA show. Users can enter/scan their card details using $GRMN's Connect app. One can pay by tapping the device near a contactless terminal at more than 6.6MM locations globally.

$MA {{ '2017-08-30T15:29:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA started a pilot project in Poland for contactless payments targeting SMBs. Using smartphones, businesses just need to install an app and start a merchant account with no additional costs. $MA is partnering with Elavon, Mobeewave and Polskie ePlatnosci for the project with 200 SMBs initially. Transaction limit is capped at PLN 50 (USD 14).

$MA {{ '2017-08-28T16:09:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA is bringing its contactless payment to Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit Ionic is the first smartwatch launched by $FIT, expected to be available in October. Users can load their eligible cards onto the smartwatch as they do in a normal digital wallet. One can pay by tapping the device near a contactless terminal at more than 6.6MM locations globally.

$MA {{ '2017-07-27T19:49:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Digital payments provider $MA reported revenue growth of 13% reaching $3.1Bil, while net income increased 20% to $1.2Bil. Growth drivers for 2Q were increased Gross Dollar Volume (GDV), higher switched transactions and cross-border volumes. As of June 30, 2017, $MA's customers had issued 2.4Bil Mastercard and Maestro-branded cards.

$MA {{ '2017-07-27T13:25:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MA MasterCard Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 Highlights

$V {{ '2017-07-21T19:02:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$V, which competes with $MA and $AXP, lifted its financial outlook for FY17. Net revenue is expected to grow 20% on a nominal dollar basis compared to the previous growth guidance of 16-18%. GAAP EPS growth is expected to be in low double-digits on a nominal dollar basis and non-GAAP EPS is expected to grow about 20%.

$MA {{ '2017-07-19T20:02:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA will broaden its QR-based solutions to offer QR codes that can be scanned by either consumers or merchants under a common set of global specifications, starting July, 2017. The use of QR codes in certain markets complements the investment in contactless payments to provide merchants a fast and secure way to accept payments.

$MA {{ '2017-07-17T18:01:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Payment service provider $MA has signed an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a software company specialized in AI. Brighterion’s Smart Agent technology will be incorporated into Mastercard’s suite of AI-based security products. The combination is expected to deliver greater accuracy in managing risk and protecting consumers.

$MA {{ '2017-06-27T14:00:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA launched several new APIs for developers to supply financial institutions, merchants and digital solutions providers with the tools they need to enable payments on new platforms. Through its API platform, $MA is providing access to more than 40 proprietary payments, data and security products and services.

$MA {{ '2017-05-11T19:20:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA announced the appointment of Andres Siefken as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for North America. In this role, he will be responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies that reinforce the value of the company’s products and services.

$MA {{ '2017-05-11T17:29:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MA said it is joining forces with $PAY and $GPN to enhance and expedite the consumer checkout experience leveraging the company’s M/Chip Fast technology. M/Chip Fast prioritizes the parts of a transaction critical to security to speed chip checkout times.

$MA {{ '2017-05-02T14:22:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MA said in India, during 1Q17, the growth rate of card spend at point-of-sale was substantial but much lower versus 4Q16. This is partly because currency notes have come into circulation and cash withdrawal at ATMs has increased versus 4Q16. Gross dollar volume is still impacted. India is still a cash-heavy marketplace.

$MA {{ '2017-05-02T14:06:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MA stated that 1Q17 came in better than expectations with strong drivers in Latin America, Asia-Pacific as well as European cross border, and some transaction growth seen outside the US. FX was more favorable than assumed. The company added that in 2Q17 and 3Q17, it might see lower growth rates followed by a pullback in 4Q17.

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