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Women entrepreneurs lead the way in digital presence, according to Mastercard SME research in Middle East and Africa

Women entrepreneurs lead the way in digital presence, according to Mastercard SME research in Middle East and Africa

81% of women entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa have a digital business presence according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index Latest research by Mastercard highlights high digitalization among women-owned businesses as opportunity for broader SME recovery and digital economy growth August 11, 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon: Despite the gender gap and social challenges,

Mastercard marks year of collective action in annual Sustainability Report Outlines progress towards an inclusive, sustainable future for people and the planet

July 29 2021, | Beirut, Lebanon –Mastercard released its 2020 Corporate Sustainability report, highlighting how the company has responded to the challenges of the last year through innovation and trusted partnerships and is delivering on its mission to build a more inclusive, sustainable world with a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere. “This unprecedented

Get a free ride to local vaccine centers with Mastercard and Uber

JULY 14, 2021 |Beirut, Lebanon – Payment technology company Mastercard and ride-hailing service Uber are collaborating to help as many people as possible receive a vaccination during this critical time by offering free rides to people in Lebanon who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Riders will be able to avail two free rides,

Mastercard Unveils New Carbon Calculator Tool for Banks in Middle East & Africa, with Insights Informing Consumer Spending Around Carbon Impact

• New Mastercard feature enables banks to equip people with carbon footprint data and insights about environmental impact • Recent research by Mastercard revealed 90% of adults in Middle East and Africa are willing to take personal action to combat environmental and sustainability issues JUNE 3, 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon – Amidst the growing trend

Mastercard New Payments Index: Consumer Appetite in Middle East and North Africa for Digital Payments Takes Off

95% of consumers in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are considering emerging payments such as wearables, biometrics, digital wallets and currencies, and QR code, in addition to Contactless, according to the Mastercard New Payments Index 88% of MENA consumers have access to more ways to pay compared to this time last year   3

9 in 10 adults in Middle East willing to take personal action on sustainability issues: new Mastercard study

Study of 24 countries shows the pandemic is prompting billions1 to consider more sustainable behaviors 80% of adults in the Middle East are more mindful of their impact on the environment since COVID-19, far higher than global average of 3 in 5 adults Almost three quarters of adults (72%) in the region admit companies behaving

Long-standing partners, Mastercard and Uber extend their partnership to boost payment digitization and advance financial inclusion across the Middle East and Africa

April 2021; Beirut : Uber’s long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). As a regional first, the partnership with Mastercard will enable Uber to drive digitization across their business

Mastercard Partners with Anghami to Host a #Priceless Performance Featuring the Sensational Yara in an Exclusive Virtual Concert on March 26

• Tune in to the #Priceless experience on March 26th at 9:30pm UAE time / 7:30PM Lebanon Time on Anghami’s Platform Lebanon, 18 March 2021: Mastercard today announced its partnership with Anghami, the leading music streaming platform in MENA to host an exclusive and Priceless live concert by the Lebanese pop singer Yara. The exclusive

73% of Consumers in Middle East and Africa are Shopping More Online Since the Start of Pandemic, Reveals Mastercard Study

Data Top Ups (70%), clothing (63%), and groceries (52%) top the virtual shopping list in the region 66% of consumers have embraced online banking, and on average nearly half have used the downtime to upskill on online experiences such as healthcare, cooking, education and more Beirut, Lebanon – 24 November 2020: As the global COVID-19 pandemic

Mastercard Study Shows Consumers in Middle East & Africa Move to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases, Seeking Touch-Free Payment Experiences

Additionally, the contactless payment limit in Lebanon has been raised to $100, helping consumers to safely and hygienically pay for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic Beirut, Lebanon; May 1 , 2020 – During March, as many countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing, a significant majority of consumers