MasterCard provides its enormous customer network with a range of payment cards, and offers businesses the technology to process secure payments. To give you a sense of the scale of their operation, the MasterCard global network processes more than 23 billion transactions every year.
For UK consumers, MasterCard offers three different payment products:
MasterCard has also recently launched its e-wallet service, MasterPass, in the UK. With MasterPass, subscribers can:
MasterCard credit, debit and prepaid cards are available directly from numerous major banks, building societies and financial institutions, including:
Most cards will require a full application, including credit checks, although prepaid cards may sometimes be issued without one.
You can sign up for MasterPass on the e-wallet's official website, you'll just need to provide your:
Currently, MasterCards are accepted in over 24.6 million locations around the world. Wherever you see the MasterCard logo, you can pay with MasterCard. This includes all major online shopping stores, including Amazon and eBay, as well as most online casinos, including Coral, Winner and Leo Vegas.
The MasterPass e-wallet is currently accepted in 1,000 stores. Although most major online gambling websites are not currently featured, the list is growing fast. You can view the latest shopping directory on the MasterPass website.
Most MasterCard services form part of current account offerings from major banks and building societies, and come at no extra cost. This is particularly the case with Debit and Prepaid MasterCards.
However, some accounts may have charges, or charge for specific services. For example, if credit card debt is not repaid on time it will incur an interest charge. These charges vary by supplier, so it is important to check before signing up.
There are currently no fees or charges to use the MasterPass e-wallet.
There are numerous loyalty schemes, special offers and sign-up bonuses that come with MasterCards. They vary by supplier, so it can pay to shop around.
MasterCard also offer customers some benefits themselves, which include:
As one of the world's largest payment companies, MasterCard is at the very forefront of safe user transactions. Security measures include:
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