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MasterCard Credit Cards

MasterCard is the world's second largest credit-card company. It was founded in 1966 to be a direct competitor to Visa's predecessor, BankAmericard. MasterCard itself also started with a different name: MasterCharge Card in those days. It was in 1979 when the "charge" was taken out of the name, both to shorten the name, and also to allow the company to more easily get into other financial businesses besides credit (This foreshadowed the day when debit cards would account for a huge part of their business). Then in 2006, they changed their name again to MasterCard Worldwide, to give it more of a global image. Currently more than 26,000 financial institutions offer MasterCard.

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The benefits of Standard Credit Cards include worldwide acceptance at millions of locations, MasterCard Global Service, and Zero Liability* protection from unauthorized purchases.

Standard MasterCard® Benefits:

  • Worldwide Acceptance
    With acceptance at millions of locations worldwide, no payment card is more widely accepted globally than MasterCard.
  • Zero Liability
    Pay only for purchases which you have authorized on your MasterCard card. So long as your account is in good standing, you have exercised reasonable care in safeguarding your card, and you have not reported two or more unauthorized events in the past twelve months. Unauthorized purchases are not your responsibility. Exceptions apply.*
  • MasterCard Global Service™
    MasterCard provides emergency customer service anytime, anywhere and in any language. Emergency services such as Lost or Stolen Card Reporting, Emergency Card Replacement and Emergency Cash Advance as well as ATM location information are available.


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