The partnership signals the start of a five year relationship between the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and MasterCard, which combines MasterCard’s expertise in technology and payments with FFT’s strengths in the organization, co-ordination and promotion of tennis in France and around the world.
“This is a great opportunity to reinforce our partnership with Roland-Garros and the French Open. It is one of the major events of the year, which demonstrates MasterCard’s expertise in sports sponsorship worldwide and the company’s ambition to continuously offer unique priceless experiences to our clients and tennis fans during the tournament,” explains Alfredo Gangotena, Chief Marketing Officer at MasterCard. “Through this event, we will give MasterCard cardholders and customers the chance to re-discover and enjoy the Priceless city of Paris in a unique way with prominent partners, locations and institutions specially selected for this occasion.”
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
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Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
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