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Mastercard and Marqeta expand strategic global partnership

Friday 9 October 2020 11:18 CET | News

Marqeta, a card issuing platform, have extended their global partnership to expand into new geographies, open access to new products, and launch additional card programs together.

As part of this partnership, Mastercard has also made a financial investment in Marqeta.

This new agreement represents a deeper global collaboration between Marqeta and Mastercard. Since 2014, Marqeta and Mastercard have been working together to help fintechs, digital banks and commerce disruptors across North America and Europe bring card products and programs to market.

Beginning in Asia Pacific, the two companies will expand their collaboration into multiple new geographies. Mastercard will help expedite Marqeta’s international expansion by streamlining its global network certification process, which governs which providers are allowed to process payments internationally through the Mastercard network.

The two companies plan to collaborate to open access to Mastercard products for Marqeta customers and partner closely on future products, with an emphasis on expanding and launching more card programs together. Marqeta will also participate in Mastercard’s digital enablement programs, like Digital First and Fintech Express, to help accelerate time to market for newer startups. 

Working together, Mastercard and Marqeta have already helped bring several new card products to market, including industry-first innovations like the Square Card.

FT Partners served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Marqeta and its board of directors in the financial investment transaction.


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Keywords: Matercard, Marqeta, card issuing, investment, fintech
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Online Payments
Countries: World
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