MAS, Mastercard sign MoU to enhance cooperation in cybersecurity

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and global payment firm Mastercard have on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in cybersecurity, with the aim to strengthen cyber resilience in the financial services sector in Singapore.

Boost partners CelcomDigi to launch global prepaid card in Malaysia

Malaysia-based FinTech firm Boost has partnered mobile service provider CelcomDigi to launch global prepaid card on the Mastercard network. The prepaid card which is called the Beyond Card is the first two-in-one international card in Malaysia, enabling customers to access funds from Boost wallet balance and utilize a pre-approved credit line.

Mastercard launches new data and services hub in Malaysia to serve the Asia Pacific region

Global payment firm Mastercard has on Tuesday opened its new office and launch of its data and services (D&S) hub in Kuala Lumpur, which will serve clients across the Asia Pacific region with a suite of offerings beyond transactions.

Mastercard Music Pass NFT opens access to groundbreaking Web3 training program for emerging musical artists

United States-based payment firm Mastercard has released the Mastercard Music Pass non-fungible token (NFT), which unlocks access to exclusive content and experiences from the Mastercard Artist Accelerator, which kicks off this month.

Ayoconnect partners Mastercard to build innovative solutions in bank-account based payments and open finance in Indonesia

Ayoconnect, an Indonesia-based open finance API platform, has on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with Mastercard to modernize bank account-based payments and co-create open finance solutions in Indonesia.

Mastercard and Grab launch program to boost entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Mastercard and Grab, the Singapore-based super app, announced Tuesday the “Small Business, Big Dreams” regional program to digitally upskill gig economy workers and small businesses in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

APAC consumers ahead in digital payments uptake, Mastercard survey finds.

Consumers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region remain among the most enthusiastic adopters of digital payments in the world, with 88 percent having used technologies like digital wallets, QR codes, buy now pay later (BNPL), cryptocurrencies, biometrics and others in the last year, Mastercard research revealed on Thursday.

YouTrip & Mastercard launch YouBiz smart corporate card for SMEs to earn unlimited cashback and save on FX fees

The development follows YouTrip’s recent $30 million Series A funding.

Mastercard partners with Asian digital currency firms to launch first Crypto-linked payment cards in Asia Pacific

Mastercard has partnered with three Asia Pacific (APAC) cryptocurrency service providers Amber Group (Hong Kong), Bitkub (Thailand) and CoinJar (Australia) to launch crypto-funded Mastercard payment cards. Consumers and businesses in the APAC region will be able to apply for crypto-linked Mastercard credit, debit or pre-paid cards that will enable them to…