g services solutions to help clients optimize, streamline and grow their businesses. The company’s information services group provides a suite of data analytics and products (including reports, benchmarks, models and insights) that enable customers to make business decisions. The managed services group provides solutions via data-driven acquisition of accounts, activation of portfolios, conversion of cards, marketing promotions activities and other customer management services. Loyalty and Rewards Solutions: The company provides MasterCard cardholders with various services, including a scalable rewards platform that enables issuers to provide their consumers with personalized offers and rewards, access to a global airline lounge network, global and local concierge services, individual insurance coverages, emergency card replacement, emergency cash advance services and a 24-hour cardholder service center. For merchants, the company provides targeted offers and rewards campaigns and management services for publishing offers, as well as opportunities for holders of co-brand or loyalty cards and rewards program members to obtain reward points faster. Strategy The company focuses on growing its core businesses, including growing its credit, debit, prepaid and commercial products and solutions and increasing the number of payment transactions the company process. Intellectual Property The company owns trademarks that are essential to its business, including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus, through one or more affiliates. Regulations Anti-Money Laundering: The company is subject to anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act. Economic Sanctions: The company is subject to regulations imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) restricting financial transactions and other dealings with Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan and with persons and entities included in OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the SDN List). Competition General Purpose Payment Networks: The company competes worldwide with payment networks, such as Visa, American Express and Discover, among others. Debit: The company competes with ATM and point-of-sale debit networks in various countries, such as Interlink, Plus and Visa Electron (owned by Visa Inc.), Star (owned by First Data Corporation), NYCE (owned by FIS), and Pulse (owned by Discover), in the United States; Interac in Canada; EFTPOS in Australia; and Bankserv in South Africa. Three-Party Payments Networks: The company’s competitors include operators of proprietary three-party payments networks, such as American Express and Discover. Third-Party Processors: The company faces competition, and potential displacement, from transaction processors throughout the world, such as First Data Corporation and Total System Services, Inc. Alternative Payments Systems and New Entrants: The company’s competitors include digital wallet providers, such as PayPal, AliPay and Amazon; merchants (via CurrenC, a merchant-owned mobile commerce network); and services such as mPesa. History MasterCard Incorporated was founded in 1966.
mastercard inc-class a (MA:New York)
2000 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
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