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MasterCard Inc.
Type Public (NYSEMA)
Founded 1966
Headquarters Purchase, New York, United States
Key people Robert W. Selander, President & CEO
Industry Financial Services
Products Payment systems
Net income US$300.2 million ( US$44M FY 2005)
Employees 4,300
Website www.mastercard.com

MasterCard Worldwide (NYSEMA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. Throughout the world, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the banks of purchasers that use its "Mastercard" branded debit- and credit cards to make purchases. Mastercard Worldwide has been a publicly traded company since 2006. Prior to its initial public offering, Mastercard Worldwide was a membership organization owned by the 25,000+ financial institutions that issue its card. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... This article is about the state. ... Robert W. Selander is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard since the early 1990s. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... A credit card system is a type of retail transaction settlement and credit system, named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) is an association of persons who join together to carry on an economic activity of mutual benefit, in an egalitarian fashion. ... A financial institution acts as an agent that provides financial services for its clients. ...


It was originally created by United California Bank (later First Interstate Bank, subsequently merged into Wells Fargo Bank), Wells Fargo, Crocker National Bank (also subsequently merged into Wells Fargo), and the Bank of California (subsequently merged into the Union Bank of California) as a competitor to the BankAmericard issued by Bank of America. BankAmericard is now the VISA credit card, issued by Visa International. First Interstate Bank is a bank based in Billings, Montana in the United States. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... Crocker National Bank was a United States bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. ... The Bank of California was founded in San Francisco, California on July 5, 1864 by William Chapman Ralston. ... VISA is a brand of credit card operated by the VISA International Service Association of USA owned by 21,000 financial institutions that issues and markets its own Visa products. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ... VISA is a brand of credit card operated by the VISA International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA owned by 21,000 financial institutions that issues and markets its own Visa products. ...

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History

1970s-era MasterCharge card Credit Card
1970s-era MasterCharge card Credit Card

The name Master Charge was licensed by the above mentioned California banks from the First National Bank of Louisville, Kentucky in 1967. With the help of New York's Marine Midland Bank, now HSBC Bank USA, these banks joined with the Interbank Card Association (ICA) to create "Master Charge: The Interbank Card". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A license or licence is a document or agreement giving permission to do something. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... HSBC acquired a 51% shareholding in Marine Midland banks of New York State, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, in 1980 and extended to full ownership in 1987. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA), (HKSE: 005), (Euronext: HSBC), is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ...


In 1979, "Master Charge: The Interbank Card" was renamed simply "MasterCard". In the early 1990s MasterCard bought the British Access card and the Access name was dropped. In 2002, MasterCard International absorbed Europay International SA, another large credit-card issuer association, which for many years issued cards under the name Eurocard. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Access credit card logo Access was a credit card introduced in 1972 in Great Britain by four major banks, NatWest, Midland, Lloyds Bank & The Royal Bank of Scotland as a rival to the established Barclaycard. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Europay International was the name of the entity created by the merger of Eurocard International and eurocheque international. ...


In 2006, MasterCard International underwent another name change to MasterCard Worldwide. This was done in order to suggest a more global scale of operations. In addition, the company introduced a new corporate logo adding a third circle to the two that had been used in the past (the familiar card logo, resembling a Venn diagram, remains unchanged). A new corporate tagline was introduced at the same time: "The Heart of Commerce".[1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Venn diagram of sets A, B, and C Venn diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. ...


Features

Most versions of the card include various features such as extended warranties on items bought with the card, Damage waiver on cars rented with the card, and accident insurance during travel bought with the card. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Shareholders

Based on an SEC filing in early 2005, MasterCard's largest current shareholders are:[citation needed] SEC redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation), that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ...

  1. 11.8% - JPMorgan Chase
  2. 6.2% - Citigroup
  3. 6.0% - Bank of America
  4. 5.2% - Euro Kartensysteme
  5. 5.0% - Europay France

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... Citigroup Inc. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ...

IPO

The company, which had been organized as a cooperative of banks, had an initial public offering on May 25, 2006 at $39.00 USD. The stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol MA. Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Coop. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ...


Litigation

Both MasterCard and Visa have paid approximately $3 billion in damages resulting from a class-action lawsuit filed by Hagens Berman in January 1996.[2] The litigation cites several retail giants as plaintiffs, including Wal-Mart, Sears Roebuck & Company, and Safeway.[3] In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ... This article is about the lawer. ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... The plaintiff, claimant, or complainant is the party initiating a lawsuit, (also known as an action). ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is the fourth largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, and Kroger. ... This article is about article is about the US-based corporation. ...


Advertising

The MasterCard logo represents the card and the company's consumer operations
The MasterCard logo represents the card and the company's consumer operations

MasterCard's current advertising campaign is "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The first of these Priceless ads was run during the World Series in 1997 and there are numerous different TV, radio and print ads.[4] It was created by McCann-Erickson. MasterCard actually registered Priceless as a trademark.[5] Actor Billy Crudup has been the voice in the market; in the UK, for instance, actor Jack Davenport is the voice. McCann Erickson is a global advertising agency network, with offices in over 130 countries and almost eight decades of multinational experience. ... William Crudup (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


This campaign attempts to position MasterCard as the friendly credit card company with a sense of humor. They are designed to respond to the public's worry that everything is being commodified, and that people are becoming too materialistic.[6] Many parodies have been made using this same pattern, especially on Comedy Central, though MasterCard has threatened legal action,[7] contending that MasterCard views such parodies as a violation of its rights under the federal and state trademark and unfair competition laws, under the federal and state anti-dilution laws, and under the Copyright Act. Despite these claims, however, noted US consumer advocate and presidential candidate Ralph Nader emerged victorious (after a four-year battle) in the suit MasterCard brought against him after he produced his own "Priceless" political commercials.[8] Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ...


During Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005, a MasterCard commercial was introduced featuring 10 legendary advertising characters from various foods and household products. The characters included Chef Boyardee, Charlie the Tuna, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Count Chocula, the Vlasic pickle stork, the Morton Salt girl, the Jolly Green Giant, Mr. Peanut from Planters, the Gorton's fisherman, and Mr. Clean. Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chef Boyardee in an early television commercial. ... Charlie Tuna Charlie the Tuna, the cartoon mascot tuna for StarKist Tuna, was created by Tom Rogers of the Leo Burnett Agency after StarKist hired Leo Burnett in 1961. ... For the slang term for American soldiers in World War I and earlier, see doughboy. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Vlasic may refer to: Vlasić/Vlašić, a Serbian surname. ... Morton Salt is a United States company specializing in the production of salt for food, water conditioning, industrial, agricultural, and road/highway use. ... The Jolly Green Giant is a symbol of the Green Giant food company of the United States, appearing as a smiling green-skinned giant wearing a tunic, wreath and boots made of leaves. ... Mr. ... Planters Peanuts Planters is an American snack food company, best known for its peanuts and the Mr. ... Gortons of Gloucester is a subsidiary of the Japanese seafood conglomerate Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. ... Mr. ...


Sports sponsorship

MasterCard currently sponsors the New Zealand All Blacks, the country's world famous rugby union team.[9] First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby...


MasterCard also sponsors the UEFA Champions League. For many years, it also sponsored FIFA World Cup but withdrew its contract after a court settlement and its rival Visa took up the contract in 2007.[10] The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... Visa or VISA has several meanings: Look up visa in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Visa (document) — a document required to enter a specific country. ...


It is currently the sponsor of the Memorial Cup Tournament of the Canadian Hockey League. MasterCard has just announced new sponsorship deal with Australian Cricket team. The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ...


In 1997, MasterCard was the main sponsor of the aborted MasterCard Lola Formula One team. The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... MasterCard Lola is a former Formula One team that contested one race in the 1997 Formula One season. ... F1 redirects here. ...


On October 12, 2007 MasterCard offered $160,000 to the municipal government of Toronto, ON for keeping its ice rinks open, as city is facing a budget shortfall.[11] ... Rockefeller Centre ice rink An ice rink is a frozen body of water where people can ice skate or play winter sports. ...


Management and Board of Directors

Key executives include:[12]

  • Walt Macnee: President - The Americas
  • Michael Michl: Executive Vice President - Central Resources
  • Wendy Murdock: Chief Product Officer - Global Product Group
  • Javier Perez: President - Europe
  • André Sekulic: President - Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa
  • Keith Stock: President - MasterCard Advisors
  • Christopher Thom: Chief Risk Officer - Risk Management

As of December 2004, the following banks are represented on MasterCard's board of directors: Robert W. Selander is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard since the early 1990s. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... The Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, is a job title for an executive responsible for various marketing-related activities within an organization. ... Gary Flood (born September 7, 1985) is an American soccer player, who plays defense for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. ... A General Counsel is the chief lawyer of a legal department, usually in a corporation or government department. ... A Company Secretary is a senior position in a private company or public organisation. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... “CFO” redirects here. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) or Chief Risk Management Officer (CRMO) of a corporation is the executive in charge of assessing and planning for potential risks in the various segments of a given business model, such as computer security, compliance, and lawsuits, to minimize the firms liability and related... For non-business risks, see risk or the disambiguation page risk analysis. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...

In January 2005, Washington Mutual Bank, the third largest issuer of debit cards in the United States, announced that it was changing its debit-card branding from VISA to MasterCard. The change will make Washington Mutual MasterCard's largest bank customer. Europay International was the name of the entity created by the merger of Eurocard International and eurocheque international. ... For other uses, see HSBC (disambiguation). ... Capital One Financial Corp. ... Banco Nacional de México or Banamex is Mexicos largest bank, belonging to the group that bears its name, Grupo Financiero Banamex. ... Citigroup Inc. ... Citigroup Inc. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Westpac Banking Corporation, usually called Westpac, is the fourth largest bank in Australasia, after the National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and ANZ Bank and one of the largest banks in the South Pacific. ... Southern Bank is a Malaysian bank and the ninth-largest lender while being one of the ten anchor banks in Malaysia. ... BMO redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mercantil Servicios Financieros is a Venezuelan enterprise that offers financial services, insurance, real estate and stock exchange. ... “WaMu” redirects here. ... Look up debit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ...


MasterMoney

MasterMoney is the branding of a MasterCard debit card distributed in North America. Like many debit cards, the brand has capabilities of being used as an ATM card as well as a credit card, providing sufficient funds are in one's bank account (usually a checking account) in order to complete a transaction. Look up debit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... An ATM card is an ISO 7810 card used to withdrawal money from an ATM machine from an account. ... Look up credit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bank account is a monetary account with a banking institution recording the balance of money for a customer. ... Checkable deposits includes demand deposits, automatic transfer service account, Negotiable Order of Withdrawal account, and other checkable deposits. ...


PayPass

MasterCard PayPass is a new "contactless" payment feature based on the ISO 14443 standard that provides cardholders with a simpler way to pay by tapping a payment card or other payment device, such as a phone or key fob, on a point-of-sale terminal reader rather than swiping or inserting a card. ISO 14443 defines a proximity card used for identification that usually uses the standard credit card form factor defined by ISO 7810 ID-1. ...


In 2003, MasterCard concluded a nine-month PayPass market trial in Orlando, Florida, with JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and MBNA. More than 16,000 cardholders and more than 60 retailer locations participated in the market trial. In addition, MasterCard worked with Nokia, AT&T Wireless, and JPMorgan Chase to incorporate MasterCard PayPass into mobile phones using Near Field Communication technology, in Dallas, Texas. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ... This article is about the telecommunications corporation. ... AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... An NFC mobile phone interacting with a smart poster Near Field Communication or NFC, is a short-range wireless technology which enables the communication between devices over a short distance (hands width). ... Dallas redirects here. ...


In 2005, MasterCard began to roll out PayPass in certain markets. As of July 2007, the following financial institutions have issued the MasterCard PayPass:

  1. Bank of America
  2. JPMorgan Chase (available through its "blink" contactless feature)
  3. Citibank (both MasterCard credit and debit cards)
  4. HSBC Bank USA (debit card only)
  5. Key Bank (debit card only)
  6. Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank (both MasterCard credit and debit cards)
  7. Commonwealth Bank (Australia)
  8. Garanti Bank (Turkey, available through its Bonus Trink Card)
  9. Banco de Oro Universal Bank (Philippines, available through its BDO International ATM Card)
  10. Bank of Montreal (Canada, available only if requested by consumer by phone)
  11. President's Choice Financial (Canada)
  12. Washington Mutual (available only in New York City and Seattle branches)

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA), (HKSE: 005), (Euronext: HSBC), is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... Key Bank is a bank headquartered in the Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Citizens Financial Group, Inc. ... The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) is one of the largest financial institutions in Australia, founded in 1911 by the Australian Government. ... Garanti Bank is the third largest private bank in Turkey with USD$24. ... Banco de Oro Universal Bank (PSE: BDO ), commonly known as Banco de Oro, BDO, or BDO Unibank to a lesser extent, is one of the largest banks in the Philippines, ranking sixth in terms of assets. ... BMO redirects here. ... logo of Presidents Choice Financial President’s Choice Financial is a financial institution that offers banking services through a joint venture between Loblaw Companies (a supermarket chain) and CIBC (a major Canadian bank). ... “WaMu” redirects here. ...

MYplash

A MYplash card featuring the band Simple Plan

MYplash is a reloadable gift card, acceptable wherever MasterCard Debit is accepted.[13] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Simple Plan is a pop-punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada—all five members are French-Canadians who were born in the province of Quebec. ... Scrip is any substitute for currency, which is not legal tender. ... MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. ...


Many of the MYplashes were music themed, other participants including Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne, and Breaking Benjamin.[14] The idea behind the MYplashes was that parents would like it because it would provide their teens with financial experience with no risk of overspending, as it was not an actual credit card, but rather a reloadable gift card.[15] Teens would like the band theme and that they were trusted with money that they could spend freely.[16] Good Charlotte (IPA: ) is a rock band from Waldorf, Maryland and formed in 1996. ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ... Breaking Benjamin is an alternative metal band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ...


The cards did not prove popular,[citation needed] likely owing to high charges attached to it, including overdraft fees and a 3% to 10% recharge fee, the lowest fee, 3%, only available when loading the card with more than $200.00.[17]


Banknet

MasterCard operates Banknet, a global telecommunications network linking all MasterCard card issuers, acquirers and data processing centers into a single financial network. The operations hub is located in St. Louis, Missouri. A telecommunications network is a network of telecommunications links arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links. ...


MasterCard's network is significantly different from Visa's. Visa's is a star based system where all endpoints terminate at one of several main data centers, where all transactions are processed centrally. MasterCard's network is an edge based, peer-to-peer network where transactions travel a meshed network directly to other endpoints, without the need to travel to a single point. This allows MasterCard's network to be much more resilient, in that a single failure cannot isolate a large number of endpoints.


EPSnet

MasterCard Europe operates a Network known as EPSnet - this interfaces BankNet but is up for replacement in 2009. EPSnet is used to link Issuers and Acquirers for Online POS/ATM Transaction Processing.


See also

Look up credit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “VISA” redirects here. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx or Amex, is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ... Diners Club International, originally founded as Diners Club, is a credit card company formed in 1950 by Frank X. McNamara, Ralph Schneider and Casey R. Taylor. ... Discover Network acceptance mark Discover Card is one of the four major credit card brands issued primarily in the United States, with over 50 million cardholders. ... Maestro is an international debit card service; a joint venture by MasterCard and Europay International. ... Obverse side of a standard adult card. ... China UnionPay (Simplified Chinese: ), also known as UnionPay (Chinese: 银联) or by its abbreviation, CUP, is the only credit card organization in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Japan Credit Bureau, usually abbreviated as JCB, is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Cirrus is a worldwide interbank network. ... Interchange fee is a term used in commerce to describe fees charged to retailers and other merchants by an acquiring bank each time credit or debit cards, such as those issued by Visa or MasterCard affiliated banks are used to pay for a purchase. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

References

  1. ^ MasterCard changing name, Jay Loomis, The Journal News, June 28, 2006
  2. ^ Visa/MasterCard Litigation, January 1st 1996
  3. ^ VISA CHECK/MASTERMONEY ANTITRUST LITIGATION WEBSITE
  4. ^ Priceless Film Festival
  5. ^ Priceless, Trademark Electronic Search System, Retreieved July 5th 2006
  6. ^ Priceless, Jim Farrell, New American Dream, Retreieved July 5th 2006
  7. ^ Threats of legal action: MasterCard International (April 9, 2001). Re: MasterCard/Infringement by NETFUNNY.COM web site. Retrieved on July 30, 2006.
  8. ^ George B. Daniels, District Judge (March 9, 2004). Decision of the US District Court in the case of MasterCard International Incorporated v. Ralph Nader (PDF). US District Court, Southern District of New York. Retrieved on July 30, 2006.
  9. ^ http://www.mastercard.com/nz/promotions/allblacks2006/
  10. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6247928.stm
  11. ^ http://www.mastercard.com/ca/company/en/press/2007/10_12_toronto_skating.html
  12. ^ MasterCard Investor Relations, accessed 04 November 2006
  13. ^ MYplash ™ The MasterCard ® Card for Fans. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  14. ^ get the card. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  15. ^ parents. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  16. ^ fans. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  17. ^ Prepaid Debit Cardholder Agreement. Retrieved on 2007-08-10. Under "Appendix 1: Schedule of Fees" in the "Amount Fee/Fee" table, you can calculate: $6.75/$200.01~3% and $1.00/$10.00=10%

The Journal News is a newspaper serving the New York counties of Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Corporate website
  • Merchant website
  • Business website
  • How MasterCard Works (interactive site)

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In Re Mastercard International Inc. Internet Gambling Litigation (12268 words)
Numerous putative class actions were filed in district courts in the Northern District of Illinois, the Middle District of Alabama, the Southern District of Alabama, the Southern District of New York, and the Northern District of California.
In his case, the MasterCard logo was visible on each website as a means of encouraging plaintiff to use his MasterCard to place bets.
Additionally, a MasterCard employee attended an Internet gambling seminar and conducted an impromptu presentation on how to most effectively use its system, while Visa required its member banks to follow certain procedures to govern Internet transactions.7 Nowhere is there an allegation that any defendant exercised actual control over the enterprise.
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MasterCard credit cards are accepted in over 210 countries and territories around the globe and are used by millions of people.
MasterCard credit cards are poised to take their place as the preeminent credit card to own next to Visa and Amex and the people behind the brand are making sure that it happens quickly.
The MasterCard Step Up to Your Future initiative is an innovative tactic for educating college students on how to manage their money and financial future.
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