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Read insights from Mastercard and its partners in our very own newspaper. Discover how digital technologies are enabling inclusive access to money and services, explore the partnerships that are driving payments innovation, and our Agony Aunt offers a little advice.

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#FrictionlessFutureofPayments

In 2019, we embarked on a project to explore the future of payments and financial services. Join us as we explore the key themes that will define the payments landscape in 10 to 15 years' time.

 

#FinancialInclusion

Five years ago, Mastercard committed to bring 500 million excluded individuals into the digital economy. in 2020, we committed to include one billions, including small businesses and women entrepreneurs.

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Advising on the opportunity of open banking
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The future of P2P payments
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The evolution of open banking with the EPA
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Powering small businesses to weather the storm
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Combatting fraud in open banking with Konsentus
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An inflection point in US bill payments
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Q1 2020 Open Banking tracker
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Mark Barnett on UK, Ireland and Nordic payments
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Celebrating 60 years of Bankgirot
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The power of proxy-enabled payments
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Driving the next era of inclusion
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Highlights from UK Finance Economic Crime Congress
Podcast
Managing just-in-time liquidity
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Q4 2019 Open Banking tracker
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Introducing Digital Future
PODCAST
Transforming Thailand to a digital economy
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Vocalink and TSB: providing confidence in every payment
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Vocalink wins Technology Provider of the Year
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Finextra interview: Innovation and inclusion in Africa
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Finextra interview: The changing B2B payments landscape
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Stories from the frictionless future of payments
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The frictionless future of real-time payments
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The daily digest from Sibos: Day three
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The daily digest from Sibos: Day two
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The daily digest from Sibos: Day one
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Democratising access to real-time payments
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Combatting financial crime
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Inclusive access to money and services
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Seamless cross-border trade
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Collaborating to advance cross-border trade
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Just-in-time business
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Intuitive payments
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The frictionless future of payments
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Fighting the bank transfer fraud battle
STORY
Thoughtful innovation – driving the future of payments
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The impact of AI in financial services
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The commercialisation of Open Banking
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Unlocking a world of opportunity in Open Banking
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Using AI to uncover sophisticated patterns of financial crime
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Tackling fraud in the age of Open Banking
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UK businesses worry that fraudsters are winning
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Two years of PromptPay
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