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Retail Banking

Mastercard Data & Services empowers retail banks to make data-driven decisions, enhance portfolio performance and drive deeper consumer relationships with digital-first experiences.

Discover new insights and opportunities

Find strategic opportunities in emerging and established areas to shape the future of your business based on insights gleaned from our 90 billion aggregated and anonymized transactions, our customers’ data and third-party data.

We help you understand evolving consumer behaviors within—and beyond—your portfolio and benchmark performance relative to your competition.

Consumer behaviors and emerging trends like open banking Buy Now, Pay Later and digitalization will shape your business’s tomorrow.
Recommend actions and predict results

Gain the knowhow to answer complex questions and achieve the KPIs that matter most to your business with our robust insights and global expertise.

From determining the right payment rails to serve your consumers—and when to offer them, to pinpointing the best approach to portfolio digitalization and acquisition and retention efforts, we will provide the data-driven recommendations you need.

Let our consultants help you identify high-value customer segments,
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Act on insights and recommendations

Turn insights into action to drive progress toward your goals, whether we execute or support you while you execute.

We are your partner to bring our recommendations to life, from implementing best-in-class digital experiences to accelerating portfolio changes, including scheme and product conversion.

Expand your credit, debit or prepaid portfolios by launching data-driven acquisition and lifecycle marketing campaigns.
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Improve strategies and outcomes over time

Perform at your very best by measuring the impact of your decisions and recalibrating and optimizing as needed.

Armed with our help, you will have the resources to accelerate experimentation and drive improved business performance even as your goal post moves.

We help retail banks perform at their very best by measuring the impact of business decisions and identifying potential opportunities to grow across your business.

Mastercard Data & Services empowers retail banks to navigate complex and evolving trends with proprietary data, people and platforms.


Mastercard Advisors business consulting services solve challenges using expertise in strategy, analytics, consumer loyalty, risk, sustainability, and payments.

Mastercard Market Trends

Market Trends is your platform for the latest payment trends, industry insights, competitive intelligence and market assessments to help you level up your strategy.

Test & Learn®

Mastercard Test & Learn, a multi-patented analytics platform, helps business leaders make decisions with more confidence by analyzing in-market business experiments.

Mastercard Business Intelligence
Portfolio Intelligence Solutions

Mastercard Business Intelligence platform provides powerful benchmarking and payments data insights for issuers, acquirers, FinTechs and co-brand cards.

Customer Data Enhancement
Dynamic Yield

Transform simple customer interactions into long-lasting, hyper-personalized relationships.

Additional resources

Digital booklet
Interactive e-book
Navigating the Card Lifecycle Marketing Paradigm Shift

This interactive e-book covers the ins and outs of a data-driven, rapid learning approach to cardholder lifecycle marketing and strategies for engaging cardholders across their entire journey.

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Banking's Next Experiment: Innovation in a Digital, Post-Covid World

Learn how financial institutions are testing new ways to reach and engage today’s banking consumer, and how they’re applying those results.

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Thinking digital first: Sharing lessons learned for retail banks

One of the biggest drivers of digital-first solutions in banking is the change in how consumers interact with their banks. Learn the four areas of change for banks with a digital-first focus in this report.

Bank executives needed to know if a credit card rewards campaign would drive long-term spend. They were concerned that the campaign would attract “gamers” – clients who sign up for a card based on rewards, and switch to a different card shortly after. Using Test & Learn, the bank was able to generate $5 million in annual value improvement through a targeted rollout.
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