Payment Processing

    GTO is at the heart of MasterCard, operating the industry’s only fully integrated global payments processing platform.

    MasterCard is a driving force at the heart of commerce—making commerce faster, more secure, and more valuable to everyone involved. At the heart of MasterCard is its Global Technology and Operations organization, which manages MasterCard’s worldwide transaction processing, network infrastructure and data processing services in 210 countries.

    Through the expertise and innovation of its technologists, MasterCard operates the industry’s only fully integrated global payments processing platform, which sets the standard for reliability, agility, flexibility and security and keeps information and currency moving around the world.

    As a critical link among financial institutions and millions of businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide, the MasterCard network processed more than 21 billion transactions in 2008. The MasterCard infrastructure is designed with the flexibility to accommodate emerging payment methods and the technologies of tomorrow, ultimately helping customer banks deliver products to market more rapidly.

    MasterCard’s global information technology staff of thousands manages all facets of the integrated MasterCard processing platform, including a powerful network as well as sophisticated applications for authorization, clearing and settlement.

    Learn more through the information resources below:

    Bringing More Value to Every Transaction: A Look Inside MasterCard Operations (2.37 MB PDF) Anatomy of a Transaction (1.05 MB PDF) Managing Global IT - Priceless - Article in Baseline Magazine Featuring Rob Reeg - November 2008 (431 KB PDF) Joan Kelly Recognized as One of the Top 25 Nonbank Women in Finance - October 2008 (165 KB PDF)

    MasterCard Strategic Processing Solutions for the APMEA region

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