New small business formation up 35 per cent on-year in Asia-Pacific region

New small business formation up 35 per cent on-year in Asia-Pacific region

To shed light on the impact of the global health crisis on small businesses, Mastercard released its latest report "Recovery Insights: Small Business Reset".
A “cashless Vietnam” is coming

A “cashless Vietnam” is coming

Winnie Wong, country manager for Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos at Mastercard, shared how it can enhance cashless experience and enable safe digital solutions.
Mastercard to be banned in India for non-compliance with data storage rules

Mastercard to be banned in India for non-compliance with data storage rules

India has just announced to ban the US-based payment behemoth Mastercard for non-compliance with data storage rules, effective from July 22.
One in five countries approach pre-pandemic domestic flight levels as travel resumes

One in five countries approach pre-pandemic domestic flight levels as travel resumes

Global fuel spending is up 13 per cent over the 2019 peak, reflecting a strong surge in ground travel in markets in the Asia-Pacific.
Mastercard survey reflects Asia-Pacific consumer sentiment for new payment methods

Mastercard survey reflects Asia-Pacific consumer sentiment for new payment methods

Enthusiasm for payment technologies has accelerated in the Asia-Pacific, with the vast majority of people considering emerging payment methods.
Mastercard strengthens Digital First programme in Asia-Pacific

Mastercard strengthens Digital First programme in Asia-Pacific

Mastercard is strengthening its global Digital First programme across the Asia-Pacific to deliver seamless and secure digital payment options.
New Mastercard report: E-commerce a COVID-19 lifeline for merchants

New Mastercard report: E-commerce a COVID-19 lifeline for merchants

An additional $900 billion was spent in online retail around the world in 2020, according to Mastercard’s latest Recovery Insights report.
Mastercard lending momentum to unfolding digital payments landscape

Mastercard lending momentum to unfolding digital payments landscape

Safdar Khan, division president of emerging markets in Southeast Asia, Mastercard shared what key trends will shape the payment industry.
Mastercard rolls out inclusive report on women entrepreneurs in COVID-19 times

Mastercard rolls out inclusive report on women entrepreneurs in COVID-19 times

In its fourth year, Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2020 report highlights the vast socioeconomic contributions of women entrepreneurs across the world.
SHB Finance co-operates with MasterCard to issue international credit cards

SHB Finance co-operates with MasterCard to issue international credit cards

 SHB Finance Co., Ltd. (SHB Finance) and MasterCard has just signed a co-operation agreement aimed to develop international credit card services in favour of SHB Finance customers.    
Boosting Vietnamese SMEs by bridging the “digital divide”

Boosting Vietnamese SMEs by bridging the “digital divide”

Even with sound fundamentals, SMEs often struggle to bridge the "digital divide" to demonstrate their creditworthiness.
International card organisations continually urged to cut fees

International card organisations continually urged to cut fees

The Viet Nam Banks Association is urging international credit and debit card companies to reduce a number of fees, as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mastercard study: Digital habits on the rise in Southeast Asia as new normal approaches

Mastercard study: Digital habits on the rise in Southeast Asia as new normal approaches

A Mastercard study shows that COVID-19 has boosted Southeast Asia's digital economy by driving the adoption of e-commerce, home delivery, and non-cash payments.
Pandemic-hit female workers get financial support

Pandemic-hit female workers get financial support

More than 800 female house cleaners, who are working at JupViec.vn, a tech company connecting household service workers and customers via phone app in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have received cash support with a total value of around $70,000 to overcome
Mastercard accelerates financial inclusion with investment in Digiasia

Mastercard accelerates financial inclusion with investment in Digiasia

Mastercard became the leading investor in the Series B funding round of Digiasia, helping to strengthen its suite of services to expand the digital economy.
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