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The Road to Recovery: Consumers as Small Businesses

Nitin Sumangali |

Since the latest version of the Global Insights team’s paper on changing credit and debit card spending dynamics, I’ve had opportunities to talk about the paper’s findings with journalists and people in the industry who are interested in the nature of these changes. One of the interesting parts of these discussions is to see what
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The 5 Personas of Your Online Customers

Adam Broitman |

Regardless of who you are or where you’re from, you share something in common with the rest of the world: When you go online, you shed your physical world identity and assume an alternate personality — one that is determined by your online needs, goals, digital sophistication, and information sharing awareness. The Digital Sharing and
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Tackling a World Beyond Cash – One City at a Time

Cindy Meyer |

Although I focus on the use of payment cards in the B2B space every day, I am also an avid believer in using my own plastic wherever I can.  While there is always some cash in my wallet (and that amount is usually quite small), I make a point to use my MasterCard wherever I
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FOX Business Interview: Retail Spending on the Decline

Sarah Quinlan |

With the government shutdown postponing the release of U.S. consumer spending data, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse™ remains one of the only outlets providing insight into the state of the U.S. consumer. This morning, in an interview with FOX Business, I explain how dampened consumer confidence and “need versus want spending” may be driving the decline in
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