Mastercard network statistics and PCI compliance

The Mastercard Network

Mastercard, previously known as “Interbank” from the period of 1966 – 1969 and “Master Charge” from 1969-1979, was created by an alliance of multiple regional bankcard associations in response to the BankAmericard issuance by Bank of America, that later became the VISA credit card as issued by Visa Inc.

“Mastercard Incorporated” is an American multinational financial services corp headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters located in Purchase, New York, USA. Founded in 1966 as as Interbank Card Association and as Mastercard in 1979.

Identification markers:

  • FIGI BBG000BCR153
  • Share Class FIGI BBG001S5P034
  • Composite FIGI BBG000BCQZS4
  • FIGI ID EQ0010006100001000
  • AKA Interbank Card Association
  • Market Cap $247.1B
  • Founded 1966
  • Employees 15,000+/-
  • Sales $15B
  • Headquarters Foster City, California
  • Stock Symbol NYSE:MA/li>

Vendor PCI Compliance

Mastercard requires all its service providers to be tested for a PCI compliance based on level, validation requirements and supply an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) or Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) as necessary.
When compliance has been achieved, submit a signed Attestation of Compliance (AOC); or for those SAQ eligible, please submit the SAQ D AOC and latest passing scan to Mastercard.
If no compliance is established and thoroughly, the PCI DSS Action Plan for Service Providers or if applicable, the PCI 3DS Core Action Plan for Service Providers should be completed and submitted for a review to the Mastercard.

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Mastercard statistics

Cirrus, Maestro, Mondex, Mastercard, Masterpass

As of 2017:

Revenue: US$12.497 billion, Operating income: US$6.622 billion, Net income: US$3.915 billion, Total assets: US$21.329 billion, Total equity: US$5.497 billion, Number of employees: ~13,400

There were 231 million of active and valid Mastercard credit cards in the US and 644 million cards in the rest of the world on December 2 of 2018. Mastercard purchase grew 10.9%. Purchase volume on Visa cards increased 10.5%. This was the first time Mastercard had increased its market share versus Visa since 2012, according to The Nilson Report.

Benefits segments and distribution

BenefitsTraditional VisaSignature VisaInfinite Visa
24-hour serviceXXX
Lost or stolen card reportingXXX
Emergency card replacementXXX
Emergency cash disbursementXXX
Auto rental collision damage waiverXXX
Zero liabilityXXX
Roadside dispatchXXX
ID theft protection
Fuel rewards
Price protectionX
Extended warrantyXX
Year-end summary XX
Travel, emergency assistanceXX
Return protectionXX
Purchase securityXX
Travel accident insuranceXX
Trip cancellationXX
Trip delayXX
Lost luggageXX
Free shipping
Access to high-end rentalsXX
PricelessĀ® experiences
24/7 ConciergeX
Hotel stay/rate guarantee
Travel dealsX
Airport concierge


Mastercard – From Wikipedia

Mastercard Benefits