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Mastercard, listed on the New York stock exchange, was first established in 1966 under the name Interbank Card Association before becoming Mastercard in 1979. It is headquartered in New York and employs over 13,000 people across the world.

Mastercard,, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard 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 Mastercard on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

In 2017, the company announced the acquisition of NuData Security and completed the acquisition of Vocalink and now supports consumers, businesses, government and merchants with secure payment transactions.

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