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New credit scoring aims to make it easier for people with no, or poor credit, to get cards

...or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard.The company behind the widely-used FICO credit score announced Thursday a pilot program to help millions of Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/new-credit-scoring-aims-ma
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

NEW YORK - Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the...perfect, says Carolyn Balfany, MasterCard's group head for U.S. product...announced that it will team up with MasterCard to issue branded Target payment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
Airbnb comes to Cuba in major expansion of US business on communist island

...through third countries such as Italy and Spain.Netflix and MasterCard have also unblocked their services in Cuba, but only a handful...credit-card issuers still prohibit transactions from Cuba, making MasterCard's move largely symbolic so far.The Airbnb move could be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/airbnb-comes-cuba-major-ex
Costco makes deal with Visa, Citigroup

...Costco will only accept Visa credit cards at its stores starting April 1, 2016. Customers will also be able to use Visa and MasterCard debit cards, or pay in cash. American Express credit cards will no longer be accepted on that date.That's a hit to American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/costco-makes-deal-visa-cit
U.S. charges Visa, MasterCard limited competition

...Justice Department today sued Visa and MasterCard, the nation's two largest credit...card competition. Together, Visa and MasterCard account for 75 percent all credit card...challenges rules imposed by both Visa and MasterCard barring banks that issue their cards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/08/bus_241207.shtml
Business
MasterCard settles its portion of debit card suit

NEW YORK -- MasterCard International reached a last-minute settlement with Wal-Mart...settlement," saying only: "The case is settled as to MasterCard." He ordered MasterCard, as well as Wal-Mart and other plaintiffs in the suit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/29/bus_371065.shtml
Business
Irwin seeking to continue his Hawaiian success at MasterCard

...tee off Friday in the season opening MasterCard Championship at the Hualalai Golf Club...said Jim Thorpe, last year's MasterCard runner-up behind Larry Nelson...only two victories. Nelson said the MasterCard is important in getting the season off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/18/gol_333568.shtml
Golf
Kite goes wire-to-wire to win MasterCard

...Hawaii -- Tom Kite completed a wire-to-wire victory in the MasterCard Championship on Sunday, shooting a 5-under-par 67 to...including the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Divots: MasterCard International has agreed to extend its sponsorship for another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/21/gol_334103.shtml
Golf
Pat Hurst wins Mastercard Classic

...HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico - Pat Hurst shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to beat top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and Yani Tseng by one stroke at the Mastercard Classic. Hurst sank a long putt on the 18th hole at the tough BosqueReal Country Club to finish at 10-under 206. Ochoa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/23/gol_515610.shtml
Golf
Fiori wins playoff in MasterCard Classic

HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico -- Ed Fiori won the MasterCard Classic for his first Champions Tour title Sunday, beating Australia's Graham Marsh with a par on the third hole of a playoff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/08/gol_408067.shtml
Golf