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2000 Purchase Street

Purchase, NY 10577

United States

Phone: 914-249-2000


MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. The company’s network is designed to ensure safety and security for the global payments system. A typical transaction on its network involves four participants in addition to the company: cardholder, merchant, issuer (the cardholder’s financial institution) and acquirer (the merchant’s financial institution). Payment Services and Solutions The company provides transaction processing and a range of payment-related products and services to enable the design, packaging and implementation of its products and programs. The company’s payment solutions are built upon its expertise in payment programs, product development, payment processing technology, loyalty and rewards solutions, payment security, consulting and information services and marketing. Operations and Transaction Processing Network The company operates the MasterCard Network, its proprietary global payments network that links issuers and acquirers to facilitate the processing of transactions, permitting MasterCard cardholders to use their cards and other payment devices at millions of merchants worldwide. The company’s network facilitates a secure means for merchants to receive payments, and secure payment method for consumers and businesses that is accepted worldwide. The company process transactions through its network for its issuer customers in approximately 150 currencies in 210 countries and territories. Processing Services Transaction Switching - Authorization, Clearing and Settlement: Through the MasterCard Network, the company enables the routing of a transaction to the issuer for its approval, facilitate the exchange of financial transaction information between issuers and acquirers after a successfully-conducted transaction, and help to settle the transaction by facilitating the exchange of funds between parties via settlement banks chosen by the company and the customer. Cross-Border and Domestic Processing: The MasterCard Network processes transactions worldwide where the merchant country and issuer country are different (cross-border transactions), providing cardholders with the ability to use, and merchants to accept, MasterCard cards and other payment devices across multiple country borders. The company also provides domestic (or intra-country) transaction processing services to customers, which allow issuer customers to facilitate payment transactions between cardholders and merchants within a particular country. The company processes approximately half of all transactions using MasterCard-branded cards, including most cross-border transactions. The company processes the majority of MasterCard-branded domestic transactions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil and a select number of other countries. Extended Processing: The company extends its processing capabilities in the payments value chain in various regions with an expanded suite of issuer, prepaid, acquirer, third-party, gateway and mobile processing solutions. The company’s offerings include the following: MasterCard Integrated Processing Solutions (IPS), a debit and prepaid issuer processing platform designed to provide medium to large global issuing customers with a complete processing solution to help create products and services and allow quick deployment of payments portfolios across banking channels, including authorizing transactions and assisting issuers in managing both their risk and the cards issued to their customers. Payment gateways, including: DataCash and MasterCard Internet Gateway Service (MiGs), which offer a single interface to provide e-commerce merchants with the ability to process secure payments, and offer value-added solutions, including outsourced electronic payments, fraud prevention and alternative payment options; and the MasterCard Mobile Payments Gateway, a platform that facilitates transaction routing and prepaid processing for mobile-initiated transactions for its customers. MasterCard Programs and Solutions The company provides a variety of payment solutions that suppor


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