Mastercard and CleverCards link to increase digitalisation


The collaboration between Mastercard and CleverCards has been expanded to enable the usage of digital cards across Europe.

The deal affirms Mastercard’s commitment to fintech and elevates CleverCards’ progress as it joins Mastercard’s Fintech Express programme, allowing it to simplify the payments value chain across Europe.

Jason Lane, Executive Vice President, Market Development Europe, Mastercard, commented: “The 2020 landscape saw the shift to digital payments accelerated for both online and in-store via contactless. 

“As the European partner of choice for leading fintechs, we are proud to help them play a significant role in driving this shift towards digital economies. To that end, we are delighted to take our alliance with CleverCards to the next stage.”

Building on a successful partnership forged in 2019, the announcement underlines the organisations’ commitment to digitalising payments and delivering significant efficiencies and benefits to businesses. 

CleverCards founder & CEO Kealan Lennon emphasised on the partnership and how significant a move it is for CleverCards: “We are delighted to build our partnership with Mastercard and join their Fintech Express programme. 

“Beyond the support and integration of Mastercard technologies into our platform, this partnership is a major boost for CleverCards, providing us with unprecedented, unique access to Mastercard business development teams in key markets and to key commercial clients, which along with their brand endorsement and marketing support will significantly accelerate CleverCards’ opportunity to scale its growth across Europe and the US.”