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Mastercard (MA), Hamilton Reserve to Offer Cross-Border Solutions

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Mastercard Incorporated (MA - Free Report) recently partnered with Hamilton Reserve Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis to provide cross-border payment solutions. The deal is expected to enable the global bank to add value to the services it provides, leveraging Mastercard’s massive global network.

Mastercard Cross-Border Services are expected to enable Hamilton Reserve Bank to reach 90% of the global population. The partnership will likely allow Hamilton Reserve Bank to facilitate safe and secured, and efficient transactions for its clients in more than 100 countries. The deal will likely provide the bank with real-time payment capabilities in numerous countries.

The partnership with Mastercard is expected to help Hamilton Reserve Bank reach its target of processing over 20,000 transfers per month. With rising demand for cross-border payment facilities and digital transactions, the new deal will allow the bank to showcase its fintech capabilities.

Partnerships like this enable Mastercard to increase its transaction volumes. With the global remittance market growing in size, MA is likely to capture a significant portion with its improving capabilities. The company resorts to partnerships for bolstering its product portfolio and global presence. Its revenues are steadily increasing, thanks to rising consumer spending, usage of the company’s cards and cross-border volumes.

In the second quarter, cross-border volumes (a key measure that tracks spending on cards beyond the issuing country) surged 58% year over year on a local-currency basis. Ongoing initiatives, including digital strategy and continued widening of geographic footprint, create further optimism.

Price Movements

Shares of Mastercard have declined 17.8% in the past year compared with the industry’s 35.6% fall.

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Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Mastercard currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the broader Business Services space are Marqeta, Inc. (MQ - Free Report) , PaySign, Inc. (PAYS - Free Report) and International Money Express, Inc. (IMXI - Free Report) , each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) at present. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Marqeta provides card issuing and transaction processing services. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for MQ’s 2022 bottom line indicates 15.6% year-over-year growth.

Based in Henderson, NV, PaySign offers prepaid card products and processing services. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for PAYS’s 2022 earnings indicates 280% year-over-year growth.

Miami-based International Money Express works as a money remittance services company globally. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for IMXI’s 2022 bottom line indicates 18.4% year-over-year growth.

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