MasterCard Unveils Findings of European Treat Index, a Barometer for Consumer Spending Habits MasterCard launches The Treat Index, the first barometer for consumer spending habits across Europe in 2013 To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/16CA022 to your Twitter handle with the hashtag #TreatIndex #MasterCard Business Wire WATERLOO, Belgium -- November 12, 2013 MasterCard today announces the findings of the first MasterCard Treat Index. The consumer research reveals that over half of Europeans view buying themselves a treat as a basic right. The European-wide study of over 12,000 credit card holders across eight countries highlights that shoppers continue to invest in personal purchases, spending an average of €51 at least once a month on a little something for themselves. Despite region-wide economic difficulties, Europeans have been reluctant to give up their treats, with more than one in five claiming they still spend money on themselves despite knowing they should be watching the pennies. Financial Advisor Alvin Hall and psychologist Linda Papadopoulos provide expert commentary on the results, which can be viewed in the full press release. This, along with all the latest MasterCard Treat Index announcements, is included in our Digital Press Kit. About MasterCard MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operatethe world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau. Contact: MasterCard Corinne Raes, +32 498 58 5237 email@example.com
MasterCard Unveils Findings of European Treat Index, a Barometer for Consumer Spending Habits
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