Mastercard (MA) joins forces with Vesta in a bid to assure safe digital transactions and no revenue loss for Latin American & Caribbean merchants amid evolving fraud threats.
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When it comes to credit card processing, Visa and Mastercard are practically the only game in town. Each time you pay for a purchase with a credit card, big banks and credit card networks like Visa and Mastercard charge the merchant over 2% of your total bill. The problem is this: Those transaction fees have more than doubled over the past decade, and last year, big banks and card networks were paid a record $137.8 billion in swipe fees alone.