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Kiwis makeromantic purchases at the last minute

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:11 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 14 February 2019 – Kiwi shoppers are embracing spontaneity this year, with nearly a third of people (29%) purchasing last minute romantic gifts on Valentine’s Day. More >>

Smart shoppers plan to make the most of Boxing Day bargains

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:57 pm | Mastercard

As Kiwis rush to complete their Christmas shopping, a quarter of New Zealanders are already planning to make additional purchases in the Boxing Day sales (27%). For Kiwis who don’t need to have gifts under the tree on Christmas Day, 17% said they ... More >>

Kiwis on the financial front foot for Christmas

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:36 am | Mastercard

With less than a month to go until Christmas, Kiwis are feeling less financial stress about the upcoming holiday season thanks to forward financial planning that will see them less likely to rely on their November and December pay cheques to fund Christmas ... More >>

Inbound Tourism Fuels Future-Ready Cities

Friday, 23 November 2018, 12:51 pm | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – November 23, 2018 – Mastercard, a leader in financial technology, has unveiled a report that demonstrates the transformative power of tourism in fueling the development of smarter cities and accelerating economic growth. More >>

Mastercard launches Online Safety Guide for small businesses

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:43 pm | Mastercard

New Zealanders spent more than $4 billion online last year and with online spending now growing faster than traditional payments, it’s more important than ever for small businesses to pay attention to their cyber security. Mastercard has today launched ... More >>

Tackling misconceptions around contactless technology

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:38 am | Mastercard

Research shows approximately half (48%) of New Zealanders believe they will live in a cashless society in the next ten years, and almost the same amount of Kiwis (46%) think retailers need to be doing more to embrace new payment innovations. More >>

New Zealand a winter hotspot for international tourists

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 12:52 pm | Mastercard

Auckland – 21 August 2018 – Mastercard data about inbound tourist travel trends has revealed that New Zealand is most popular with Australia, China and USA tourists. 40% of our visitors are our closest neighbours in Australia, followed by China (11%) ... More >>

Showing Retailers the Benefits of Contactless Payment

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:18 am | Mastercard

Switch On Showing Retailers the Benefits of Contactless Payments To share this release, copy and paste to your Twitter handle Auckland, New Zealand – 1 June 2018 – Contactless payments are growing in popularity and the ‘Switch ... More >>

Local online retailers seeing traffic this Christmas

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:23 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – December 14, 2017 – Last minute Christmas shoppers are increasingly heading online to avoid the last-minute dash in store, with Kiwis planning to shop more at local online retailers as Christmas approaches. Annual Mastercard ... More >>

Kiwis planning ahead to ease Christmas spending stress

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:05 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – December 8, 2017 – As Christmas fast approaches, new Mastercard research has revealed that two thirds of New Zealanders have been saving their pennies (35%) or purchasing presents throughout the year (32%) to spread the ... More >>

Cyber Smart Week a reminder to shop more securely online

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:46 am | Mastercard

New Zealand – 1 December 2017: As Cyber Smart Week draws to a close, Mastercard reminds New Zealanders that any time is a great time to think about their online security, particularly as they increasingly shop online. More >>

Mastercard Signs Dan Carter as Rugby World Cup Ambassador

Monday, 13 November 2017, 10:53 am | Mastercard

13 November 2017 – Mastercard has announced three rugby stars as Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan Ambassadors – Dan Carter, Michael Leitch and Akihito Yamada. More >>

Retailers Encouraged to Switch on Ahead of Christmas Rush

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 10:43 am | Mastercard

As the busiest time of year for retail approaches, retailers are encouraged to switch on to contactless technology to meet the significant demand from shoppers using Tap and Go around the Christmas period. More >>

Kiwi Love Affair with Dining Out Continues

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:46 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 26 October, 2017 – Kiwis are treating themselves during the colder months, with 95% of New Zealanders dining out in the past six months, according to the latest research from Mastercard. More >>

Queenstown community invited to cheer on local teams

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:32 am | Mastercard

New Zealand – 19 October 2017 – In ten days’ time the Queenstown Lakes community is invited to come out in force and support their best local touch teams as they take on Richie McCaw. More >>

Queenstown Lakes community encouraged to support local touch

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:21 pm | Mastercard

New Zealand – 28 September 2017 – On Saturday 28 October, Queenstown Memorial Centre will become the battle ground for the ultimate game of touch with Queenstown Lakes locals taking on Richie McCaw. More >>

Bangkok the leading travel destination for 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:28 pm | Mastercard

New Zealand – September 27, 2017 – Asia Pacific is an increasingly popular region for travel, according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI) 2017. More >>

Queenstown to take on Richie McCaw after win

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 9:32 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 7 September 2017 – Queenstown has taken out Mastercard’s ‘Tap for your town’ competition, after strong competition from across New Zealand. More >>

Industries challenged to Switch On to consumer trends

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:06 am | Mastercard

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New Zealanders generously give back to society

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:11 pm | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand, 4 September 2017 – More than half of New Zealanders surveyed (53.9 percent) are contributing to charity, an increase of 11.1 percent compared to the previous year, according to findings from the latest Mastercard Ethical Spending ... More >>



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