Marqeta certify with Mastercard to provide processing services that enable European FinTechs to get to market faster and easier

  • Payments
  • 16.01.2020 01:50 pm

 Marqeta, the leading global modern payments platform, is now a European certified processor with Mastercard. This new collaboration is designed to help digital banks and FinTechs go to market and scale faster. Twisto, an innovative daily payments app linked to a card, will be the first European customer to deploy Marqeta’s card processing capabilities with Mastercard.

Through this partnership with Marqeta, Mastercard’s European customers will now have the opportunity to work with the Marqeta platform that has already significantly disrupted the US market. Marqeta’s proven capability enables businesses to go to market and scale faster. Mastercard offers payment solutions for businesses, retailers, governments and consumers across Europe and the world. Marqeta provides instant access to a sandbox and fully published API documentation via its website, which empowers customers to test and build new innovations.

Twisto will now benefit from this solution, giving it a fast, transparent and hassle-free way to issue cards. Additionally, the offering gives Twisto access to actionable, real-time transaction data that will help them further opitmise business decision making.

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with one of the defining names in global payments to empower fintech players such as Twisto to get to market faster and easier. With Marqeta now able to process Mastercard card payments, more FinTechs across Europe will have the agility and flexibility to provide innovative digital banking services.” Said Ian Johnson, Head of European Growth at Marqeta.

Jason Lane, Executive Vice President, Market Development Europe at Mastercard added: “By partnering with an innovative global payment platform like Marqeta, we can help Mastercard issuers build card products even faster, while also retaining complete control over the end to end process.  Marqeta brings a transparent, innovative and easy to use payment processing platform to the table, which made it an easy decision to partner with them.”

“Our recent launch of the Twisto app and card offering in Poland has been very well received by customers, with over 70,000 sign ups and over 20,000 cards ordered in the first 30 days from launch. We are very pleased with the speed of executing the launch on the side of our  strategic partners, including Mastercard and Marqeta, who have been fundamental to enabling our success on the technology side. We look forward to exploring expansion opportunities across the EU on the back of this solution.” Said Michal Smida, Founder/CEO at Twisto.

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