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–shopping, traveling, running a business, and managing finances–easier, more secure, and more efficient for everyone. Through our payment solutions, we connect 2.1 billion cardholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world.
The Mastercard brand is among the most recognized in the world. We offer a wide range of payment solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid and commercial 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 35 cities around the globe, enabling our cardholders—from New York to Singapore, and from London to Rio—to enjoy exclusive experiences.
We generate revenue by assessing our customers primarily based on gross dollar volume (GDV) on the cards and other devices that carry our brands and from the fees we charge to our customers for providing transaction processing and other payment-related products and services.
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.
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Approximately 11,300 (as of December 31, 2016)
MasterCard is organized geographically into the following regions: Asia Pacifica; Europe; Latin America & Caribbean; Middle East & Africa; and North America (Canada and the United States).