Mastercard executives at the New York Stock Exchange on the day of Mastercard's initial public offering on May 25, 2006
A group of banks creates the Interbank Card Association (ICA).
ICA acquires the Master Charge name and interlocking circles trademark.
Master Charge becomes Mastercard.
Mastercard is the first payment card issued in the People’s Republic of China, the first to introduce a laser hologram on cards and the first Mastercard business card is launched.
Mastercard, in partnership with Europay International, launches Maestro®, the world’s first global online debit program.
The “Priceless” advertising campaign is launched.
Mastercard integrates with Europay International and becomes a private share corporation.
Mastercard transitions to a new corporate governance and ownership structure and begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol MA.
Mastercard Europe and Europay France integrate operations. Mastercard acquires Orbiscom.
Mastercard Labs is established, which serves as our incubator for new ideas.
Mastercard acquires Oltio to accelerate digital payments adoption in Middle East and Africa. IBM and Mastercard form an independent trust - Truata - to provide a secure approach to data anonymization and analytics.