MasterCard’s Profits & Transactions Increase

Consumers are using their MasterCard more, both globally and in the United States.

MasterCard reported third-quarter results today which showed earnings and sales were above year-ago levels.

Purchases throughout the world grew 12 percent in the third quarter to $676 billion. Purchase volume grew 7.4 percent in the United States.

Net revenue for the quarter was up 5 percent versus a year ago to $1.9 billion. Net income for the company rose to $772 million, a 7.7 percent increase over year-ago levels of $717 million.

The company processed 8.7 billion transactions in the third quarter, an increase of 24 percent over last year.

MasterCard, the world's second-largest payment network based on processed transactions, has 1.9 billion cards issued throughout the world.

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Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.