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Mastercard Incorporated is a technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses across the world, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment. The Company allows user to make payments by creating a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, which include MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus. The Company provides a range of products and solutions that support payment products, which customers can offer to their cardholders. The Company's services facilitate transactions on its core network among account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments and other organizations in markets globally. The Company's products include consumer credit, consumer debit, prepaid and commercial. It also provides integrated offerings such as cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting, loyalty and reward programs and processing solutions.

Mastercard is one of the world's largest payment systems from the transnational financial corporation of the same name. The company was founded in the USA in 1966 by several American banking companies (Wells Fargo, Crocker National Bank, Bank of California, First Interstate Bancorp) as a response to the issuance of Bank of America plastic cards.

Now the corporation operates in 210 countries around the world. Main services:

In 2021, it began to develop in the field of cryptocurrency, having entered into an agreement with the cryptocurrency storage platform Bakkt and planning to issue cryptocurrency cards in the future.

Shares and investments

For a long time, Mastercard, Inc. was a closely held company financed and managed by a group of financial institutions, but in 2006 made an IPO on the NYSE, becoming a publicly traded corporation. Its shares began trading at $39 under the ticker MA. By 2020, Mastercard's share price had increased almost 10-fold, to $370.

The corporation has been regularly paying dividends since 2006, and their size has been growing steadily in recent years.

Financial data

Based on the results of 2021:

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