Empower citizens

Today, more than ever, there is a need to empower people by providing them with a financial education that can help secure their futures.

At Mastercard, we strongly believe that no one should be shut out of the global economy because of a lack of financial knowledge. Personal financial management is for anyone.

That's why we've created a range of tailored financial education programs in several markets around the world — from smart money management for young adults to security for cardholders and their banks to budget management for the unbanked and underbanked. Each of these programs is designed to be a catalyst for financial inclusion, and are delivered in an interactive, personal and engaging way — whether it's through an online portal, new mobile technology or hands-on in the community.

One example is the Master Your Card program, which is a free public education initiative. Master your Card is designed to help consumers, small business groups and governments get more from their money by using prepaid, debit and credit to their advantage.

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