MasterCard has announced the appointment of Peter Corrigan as Head of Relationship Management in Ireland, effective immediately. Based in Dublin, Corrigan will be responsible for growing, diversifying and building MasterCard’s business in Ireland.
Corrigan has over thirty years experience working in the card payments industry in Ireland and further afield and has held a number of senior roles in MasterCard, both in Belgium and the UK, since he joined the organisation in 2004. Prior to joining MasterCard, Corrigan was Manager, Merchant Services & Commercial Cards, Ulster Bank Card Services Dublin (2000–2004) and VP Service Establishments in Citibank Dublin (1998–2000).
Hany Fam, President of MasterCard UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have Peter in place in Dublin. With a tech-savvy, young population and a steadily increasing amount of payments made electronically, we see many opportunities for development of our business in Ireland. We hope Irish consumers will eventually take as sophisticated an approach to their payment choices as they do with their mobile phones – whether it’s a credit, debit or prepaid card, or a ‘contactless’ device that allows them to ‘Tap & Go’ to pay in under a second.”
MasterCard has continued to consolidate its business in Ireland this year. In February, it announced an exclusive five-year partnership with EBS Building Society, which will become the first financial institution in Ireland to issue Debit MasterCard, a new generation of debit card that is accepted at nearly 32 million retail locations globally, including online.
MasterCard also recently confirmed the renewal until 2015 of its longstanding partnership with Bank of Ireland, the country’s largest issuer of credit cards and MasterCard’s primary issuer of consumer credit cards in Ireland, with more than a million cards in issuance.
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