Measuring in-store and online sales across all forms of payments, new data from Mastercard SpendingPulseTM shows the UK, along with Spain and France, led year-over-year spending growth in May among the countries measured, not adjusted for inflation.
Live sporting spectacles will see a 60% boost in new and returning fans this year compared to last – despite varying Covid-19 restrictions across Europe – according to a survey released as part of the Mastercard Sport Economy Index today.
As the one-year countdown for Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand begins, Mastercard is strengthening its commitment to women’s rugby. Maggie Alphonsi, Portia Woodman and Safi N'Diaye are joining the all-star roster of athletes who serve as Mastercard Global
Recent findings from Mastercard reveal that money is the topic Brits fear talking about the most. Almost one third (30%) of UK adults admitted cash conversations make them feel the most uncomfortable compared to other topics. In comparison, the research
Mastercard creates limited edition face masks that light up to music in real time to connect people to music and each other
Mastercard, headline sponsor of The BRIT Awards 2021 for the 23rd year, has created the first ever audio connected LED face mask that interacts and illuminates in response to music and environmental sounds in real time, bringing music to life
Two thirds (66%) of shoppers in the UK are now more likely to shop in their local communities than they were a year ago, according to new research released by Mastercard.
Local independent retailers have had the biggest bounce during lockdown, with the mini boom expected to continue as restrictions ease according to research by Mastercard.
Mastercard launches online search tool that allows people to search which shops and businesses are open locally
Mastercard (MA) today introduces www.ShopOpenings.com, a new online search tool that confirms which shops and businesses are open for customers to visit as the nation gradually reopens over the coming weeks, in line with Government guidance. Built in partnership with
This week, golf fans at The 148th Open will be the first in the UK to hear the Mastercard sonic brand when they pay.
New findings show that football stadiums across Europe are already providing a number of tangible benefits including a huge boost of investment to cities. On average a new stadium pumps €585m into the surrounding community including improved infrastructure and increased
Mastercard has launched a sonic brand identity for use in voice interactions and card acceptance at retail Point of Sale. The move follows the recent removal of the Mastercard name from the company's logo.
Mastercard has announced today that almost one in two of in-store card transactions are now contactless across Europe, with a 97% increase in contactless transactions year-to-date. In more than 15 key European markets – including Denmark, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands,
Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, today announced its direct API integration with the Mastercard Account Updater service. Qualified merchants processing with Adyen globally can now increase revenue from card-on-file payments by automatically
Pan-Asian restaurant wagamama has launched wagamamago, an app that it describes as ‘Uber for diners’ allowing customers to walk in, order, eat and for the first time ever, simply go. The new app will save diners an average of 12 minutes
One quarter (26%) of British shoppers expect to start using “tap and go” contactless payments with a smartwatch, bracelet, keyring or other forms of wearable payments, according to new figures from Mastercard. In the UK, contactless spend on Mastercard grew by
Valentine’s Day spending increases 11% in UK, but shifts away from material goods, Mastercard reports
British consumers continue to invest in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 11% since 2015, with the number of transactions up by 23% during the Valentine’s Day period. The annual “Mastercard Love Index”, which
Mastercard has announced that all consumers will be able to identify themselves with biometrics such as fingerprints or facial recognition, when they shop and pay with Mastercard by April next year. In practice it means that banks issuing Mastercard-branded cards will
December capped a year of growth for UK retail, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Holiday retail sales increased 2.2% this December compared to last year, ramping up in the final days before Christmas. E-Commerce spending grew by 11.5% y-o-y in December.
Latest Mastercard Start Path programme includes blockchain, digital identity and healthcare fintechs
Mastercard today announced its largest and most diverse class to enter the Mastercard Start Path programme – the company’s global effort to support later-stage fintech and tech startups. The 11 selected companies are working on the largest array of innovations the
Mastercard installs click and collect fast lane in UK’s largest shopping centre ahead of Black Friday
Forget ‘road-rage’, a new study has revealed that UK shoppers should prepare themselves this week for ‘slowed-rage’ - the frustration they feel when faced with slow walkers. As shops gear up for one of the busiest weekends in the retail calendar,
The British are the most avid online shoppers in Europe according to Masterindex 2017, a new Mastercard report on e-commerce and payment trends across the continent. The report included a survey 43,000 consumers in 23 European markets and it suggests
Brits stand to lose £1.1bn in unspent £1 coins as majority are oblivious to deadline, finds Mastercard
A third of Britons are completely unaware that a new £1 coin is coming into circulation with just one month to go before its launch, research by Mastercard shows. Fewer than one in five people (17%) realise that the new coin
More than 90% of Britons have fallen out of love with the January sales due to the glut of deals and promotions throughout the year, research shows. The latest data from Mastercard reveals that pre-Christmas sales have overtaken the January sales
Mastercard joins auto industry’s first cognitive mobility platform to enable in-car payments for food or fuel in US
Remember those times when you were late at work and forgot to pick up dinner for your family, fill gas or pick up baby food? Mastercard is partnering with General Motors (GM) and IBM to make sure that these scenarios
Wallets and purses are increasingly becoming obsolete as people are carrying less cash than ever, new research reveals today. On average, Britons now have less than £5 in cash on them, the study by MasterCard found. Two in five people (43%) say