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Experience Spending Boom: Kiwis Looking To Recreate Lost Experiences This Summer

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:23 am | Mastercard

After a year of at-home spending, Kiwis are looking to spend their lockdown savings on experiences over products this summer, but new research highlights the need to practice safer buying habits as we embrace these new freedoms. According to the survey ... More >>

Mastercard Renews Long-standing Partnership With Rugby World Cup

Friday, 26 February 2021, 3:12 pm | Mastercard

AUCKLAND – February 26, 2021 – A deep passion for rugby, its values, and the sport’s unique ability to unite are behind Mastercard renewing as a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. The global payment leader becomes the tournament’s ... More >>

New Zealanders Love For Local Spending Reignited As 77 Percent Get Behind Their Local High Street

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 9:57 am | Mastercard

NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 4, 2020: Whether it’s a takeaway pint from the local pub or trying a new barista, the lockdown has reignited New Zealand’s love for shopping locally. Takeaway shops (46 percent), cafés (38 percent), restaurants (35 ... More >>

Mastercard And Ethoca Announce New Support For Retailers To Combat Chargebacks And Fraud

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:00 am | Mastercard

Mastercard and Ethoca announced a new support package for all retailers in New Zealand and Australia to help tackle fraud and chargebacks. The offer will include free access to the market-leading fraud and chargeback dispute resolution service Ethoca Alerts ... More >>

Mastercard Increases Contactless Payment Limit To $200 In New Zealand

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:21 am | Mastercard

Mastercard has announced a temporary increase to the contactless payment limits in New Zealand from NZ$80 to NZ$200, as part of a PaymentsNZ industry initiative. Rolling out progressively across retailers and cards from today, the increase will ... More >>

Learning @ Home With Girls4Tech™ Connect

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 12:48 pm | Mastercard

Mastercard has extended access to its signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The programme has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages 8-12. More >>

NZ most supportive market for women in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:54 am | Mastercard

Mastercard Index: New Zealand offers the most supportive entrepreneurial conditions for women in the Asia Pacific region More >>

Mastercard urges Kiwis to prioritise their online security

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:56 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 26 November 2019: With three out of five Kiwis now shopping online and 70% storing at least one card online or in an app, Black Friday sales are a timely reminder for New Zealanders to remain alert to online fraud as they ... More >>

Mastercard announces roll out of latest tokenisation tech'

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:30 am | Mastercard

Auckland, 25 November — Mastercard today announced that it is the first and only payments provider in Australia and New Zealand to roll out the latest card on file tokenisation technology in 2019. ‘MDES For Merchants’ [1] ensures customer data ... More >>

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 >>