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About Mastercard (MA)
Mastercard Incorporated (MA) is an American financial services company, based in Purchase, New York.
Mastercard provides financial services and solutions to a multitude of entities, including businesses, governments, merchants, and consumers. Besides Mastercard, other products are offered under brand names such as Maestro and Cirrus.
The company was founded as Interbank in 1966 and later renamed as Master Charge in 1969. It was not until 1979 that the company finally got the Mastercard name, rebranding from "Master Charge: The Interbank Card". In that year, several enterprises joined forces in an effort to compete with the Visa BankAmericard consortium.
Like Visa, Mastercard runs its own global network, called Banknet, which processes all transactions. In contrast to VisaNet, Banknet doesn’t process transactions in a centralized way, relying instead on a peer-to-peer, meshed network.
Mastercard provides other business intelligence services, including consulting, analytics, and cybersecurity vulnerability assessments, among others.
Mastercard products are available in 210 countries.
How to invest in Mastercard (MA) stock with Uphold
Every trade is one step. So Bitcoin to Tesla, for example, is one transaction. Here’s how quick it is to get started:
- Go to and click ‘ ’.
- Enter your email address, create a password, and complete an identity check.
- Your account will be activated, and you can start using Uphold.
You can fund your account to buy MA shares with your debit card, credit card, bank account, or crypto deposit. Your Uphold account can also be used to make payments to vendors, or send money to friends on the other side of the world, and more.
Uphold’s ‘Anything-to-Anything’ trading experience will make any exchange a seamless and commission-free process.
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