Latest News

For updates on what's been happening at Mastercard, click on the links below and view our news releases.

June 3, 2020 Mastercard Cardholders Can Top Up Octopus on iPhone and Apple Watch with Apple Pay
May 28, 2020

data.org Issues an Open Call for $10M Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

Challenge Will Reward Scalable and Breakthrough Projects that use Data Science to Support Inclusive Growth and Recovery

May 26, 2020

Camila Cabello Joins Mastercard Roster Creating Digital Priceless Experiences

Naomi Osaka, Bryan Habana and Other Partners Help Fulfill People’s Passions for Arts & Culture, Culinary, Music and Sports Around the World

May 12, 2020 Mastercard study shows consumers moving to contactless payments for everyday purchases as they seek cleaner, touch-free options 
April 14, 2020

Mastercard advocates sufficiently high contactless payments limits to ensure faster, simpler transactions across Asia Pacific

April 8, 2020

Learning @ Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect

Mastercard Provides Free Online STEM Lessons to Children, Teachers and Parents

April 7, 2020

Mastercard Partners with KeyChain Pay - Mobile Rental Payment Platform to Push Smart City Development Forward

Convenient, safe and secure cashless transactions for landlords and tenants via Mastercard

March 10, 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard Launch Initiative to Speed Development and Access to Therapies for COVID-19

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate R&D efforts and remove barriers to drug development and scale-up to address the epidemic

February 4, 2020

Mastercard Partners with Dah Sing Bank and BBPOS MSL to Launch Hong Kong’s First Mobile App Card Payment Acceptance Solution for Local SMEs

Mastercard introduces its sonic branding in Hong Kong as one of Tap On Phone’s secure payment features

January 23, 2020

Mastercard Partners with Lan Kwai Fong Association to Give Cardholders the Best in Food and Drinks

Mastercard cardholders to exclusively enjoy dining offers in Lan Kwai Fong

March 28, 2019

Hong Kong Retail Sales Drop around Chinese New Year: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Local retail sales end a 21-month positive growth streak

February 13, 2019

Hongkongers are Celebrating Valentine’s Day like Never Before: Mastercard Love Index

The annual Mastercard study shows Hongkongers are spending more than before for the Valentine’s season

January 8, 2019

Mastercard Evolves Its Brand Mark by Dropping its Name

Digital Payment Company Adapts to a Digital Environment in a Move to Become a Symbol Brand

October 31, 2018

Hong Kong Among the Top 10 Most Visited Cities in Asia Pacific: Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

China ranks second in largest outbound travel, next to the United States

October 26, 2018

Mastercard Debuts Priceless Experiences for Fans at the League of Legends 2018 World Championship

“Mastercard Nexus” Pop-up Experience Announced; Music Performances Confirmed for the Finals Opening Ceremony Presented by Mastercard

October 23, 2018

Mastercard and HKTaxi Make Every Journey Rewarding with Hong Kong's First Taxi Ride Rewards Program

Mastercard cardholders exclusively enjoy a 5% rebate in Taxi Dollars for taxi rides via HKTaxi

October 4, 2018

Mastercard Takes Hong Kong’s Education Sector into New Milestone Through Integrated EduTech and FinTech Platform

Schools and parents enjoy hassle‐free, fast, safe and convenient cashless payments experience

September 20, 2018

Mastercard Signs with League of Legends® as First Global Partner of the World’s Largest Esport

Priceless® Experiences Rolling Out for League of Legends Esports Community

June 26, 2018

Hongkongers Continue to Embrace Online Shopping, Mastercard Survey Reveals

Secure payment facility remains popular for local consumers

May 30, 2018

All-In-One Daily Convenience and Rewards: Shop Online and Roam the City with Mastercard, HKTaxi and HKTVmall

Daily life in Hong Kong just got more hassle-free through cashless convenience

April 27, 2018

Hong Kong Retail Sales Strongest in Three Years: Mastercard SpendingPulse™

Local retail sales record 11.6 percent year-on-year growth in March

March 15, 2018

No Cash for Taxi? Use your Smartphones: Mastercard and HKTaxi Partner to Offer In-App Digital Payment for Taxi Rides

Now Hongkongers can pay safely and conveniently with in-app credit card payment

February 6, 2018

Mastercard sets sights on making EMV contact and contactless payments available everywhere 

Every cardholder across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa, will be able to tap their Mastercard or device in stores by 2023

December 19, 2017

Mastercard Index: Hong Kong Tracks Biggest Leap in Consumer Optimism in Asia Pacific

Jumps in optimism tracked across all of the Index’s economic indicators

September 26, 2017

Hong Kong Ranks In Asia Pacific’s Top 10 Most Visited Cities: Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

Asia Pacific spearheading travel tailwinds

September 1, 2017

Mastercard Announces New Leadership in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea

New division, consisting of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea, created to drive greater synergies

August 16, 2017

Neutral about the Future: Hong Kong Consumer Confidence Remains Stable

Confidence in the economy sees significant improvement while regular income prospects show some deterioration

August 3, 2017

Mastercard and PayPal Expand Partnership in Asia Pacific to Spur Mobile and Digital Commerce

Agreement will expand customer choice and enhance user experience across the region

July 27, 2017

Mastercard Expands QR Payments Choice in Hong Kong

Choice, Security, Convenience – QR Code Payments Complements Extensive Investment in Contactless Payments

July 20, 2017

Hong Kong Among World’s Stand Out Digital Economies

The Fletcher School and Mastercard unveil the Digital Evolution Index 2017, an in-depth look at technology adoption and the state of digital trust around the world

June 27, 2017

Hong Kong Retail Sales Rebounds After 21 Months of Negative Growth: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Local retail sales record 1.8 percent year-on-year growth in May

May 11, 2017

Hong Kong Claims Seventh Place in Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017

Bangkok remains top destination, Singapore leads in total visitor expenditure

April 26, 2017

Mastercard Enhances Hong Kong’s Mobile Payments Space with Samsung Pay Early Access Program

Mastercard cardholders in Hong Kong can now enjoy safe and convenient mobile payments with Samsung Pay

April 25, 2017

Hongkongers are Shopping on Smartphones More than Ever: Mastercard Survey

Secure payment facility remains essential for local consumers

April 10, 2017

Mastercard Partners with Macao Judiciary Police to Roll Out New Fraud- Fighting Device That Tackles Card Crime

World’s first device to accurately detect payment card fraud within 20 seconds

March 14, 2017

Mastercard Redefines Affluence for Asia Pacific

New suite of refreshed benefits aims to meet the evolving needs of Asia’s booming affluent population

January 23, 2017

Hongkongers Show the Second Highest Propensity to Travel in Asia Pacific

Hong Kong international outbound travel forecasted to reach 6.8 million trips by 2021

January 17, 2017

Biggest Leap in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong’s Consumer Confidence Improves Significantly

Stock market confidence showed strongest growth

October 20, 2016

Google Pay Goes Live in Hong Kong with Mastercard

Mastercard cardholders in Hong Kong can now pay securely and with convenience

September 29, 2016

Hong Kong Retail Sales Remain Subdued: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Growth remains negative for the thirteenth consecutive month

September 21, 2016

Mastercard Launches New Mobile App to Empower Small Businesses in Hong Kong

One-stop platform connecting buyers and suppliers to empower small businesses to succeed by making corporate payments faster, smarter, and more efficient

August 31, 2016

Lagging Behind in Asia Pacific: Consumer Confidence Remains Low in Hong Kong

Employment outlook contributed the most to the drop of the city’s confidence level

August 26, 2016

Weakness Persists in Hong Kong Retail Sales: Mastercard SpendingPulse

A 7.8 percent dip in retail sales year-on-year was recorded in July

August 01, 2016 No Respite Seen for Hong Kong Retail Sales: Mastercard SpendingPulse
July 25, 2016 Mastercard Updates its Iconic Logo and Brand Identity
July 20, 2016

Hong Kong a Top 20 Global Origin for Asia Pacific Destinations: Mastercard

Taiwan is Hongkongers’ favorite destination in Asia Pacific 

June 14, 2016

Mastercard Will Bring Apple Pay to Customers in Hong Kong

Plans to Offer the Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay

May 30, 2016

Hong Kong Retail Sales Weakness Persists: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Local retail sales contracted by 5.7 percent year-on-year in April

May 25, 2016

The Future of Payments is Now: Inaugural Innovation and Security Forum Reveals Latest Inoovations for the First Time in Hong Kong

Set to transform Hong Kong consumer experience by bringing more convenient, safer and seamless experiences to life

May 3, 2016

Hong Kong Records Worst Retail Sales Month Since 2014, Mastercard SpendingPulse Report Reveals

March report shows local retail sales plunged 18.5 percent year-over-year

March 30, 2016

Mobile Shopping Surges in Popularity: Two in Five Hongkongers Now Shop on Smartphones, Mastercard Survey Reveals

Secure payment facility remains priority for local consumers

March 23, 2016

Consumer Sentiment Declines: Hong Kong Shows Weakened Economic Confidence

The city sees the most substantial deterioration in stock market confidence in recent years

February 16, 2016

Hong Kong Claims Seventh Place in Mastercard’s Inaugural Asia Pacific Destination Index

The city stands out as the only Greater China destination among the Asia Pacific top 10