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Mastercard Puts Digital Resources in Small Business Owners' Wallets

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Company Brings Seamless Digital Resources to On-the-Go, Always
Connected Business Owners through Enriched Card Program and Partnership
with Intuit

From Cyber/ID theft protection to a 24/7 business assistant and
financial management tools, your business Mastercard is here to help
with a new small business program now available across Mastercard
Business and World Elite offerings. Product discounts on the important
solutions from Intuit
Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), makers of QuickBooks®
and TurboTax®,
and automatic savings on everyday business expenses including
recruiting, travel and dining, are just a few of the new benefits and
features Mastercard is bringing to small business owners through the
digitally focused proposition. Savings are applied automatically which
means no need to worry about points redemption or piling up bonus points.

"Mastercard is developing solutions that leverage advanced technologies,
partnerships and industry alliances to provide small business owners
with the resources they need and the seamless experience they deserve.
At the end of the day we realize that they've got a business to run and
we've got the solutions that can help them do that today, as well as get
ahead of their needs tomorrow," said Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice
President, Core Products, Mastercard.

Small business owners today don't always have c-suite support and
resources to run their business. Now, that's just what they'll get as
Mastercard small business cardholders will begin to automatically enjoy
new benefits and access to the tools and solutions that can aid their
business management. This includes:

  • Intuit QuickBooks® Online: QuickBooks provides small businesses
    and individuals a smarter way to manage their business. The
    platform helps businesses make smarter decisions, create smart
    connections and manage cash flow - everything from invoicing to
    payments to capital - to run their business. Cardholders will receive
    between 40 and 50 percent off a 12-month subscription of QuickBooks
    Online (Simple Start, Essentials, Plus, or Advanced) or QuickBooks
    Self-Employed for small business owners and individuals. Additional
    benefits will be available exclusively to Mastercard small business
    cardholders.*
  • Intuit TurboTax®: TurboTax offers the best year-round tax
    solution that serves the Self-Employed. With TurboTax Self-Employed,
    taxpayers can uncover industry-specific tax deductions so they can be
    confident they are getting every dollar they deserve. Taxpayers who
    are self-employed can also connect live to a TurboTax Live CPA or
    Enrolled Agent to get personalized tax advice or have their return
    finished, signed and filed. Eligible small business cardholders will
    save up to USD 20 on TurboTax federal tax products.
  • 24/7 Business Assistant: A comprehensive, personalized
    assistance that provides access to key business services, such as
    locating tech support or a recruiting service, arranging client
    dinners, securing a meeting room, or purchasing gifts.
  • Mastercard ID Theft Protection™: Cardholders will have access
    to enhanced Mastercard ID Theft Protection™ to monitor their personal
    and business information. Additionally, cardholders have access to a
    team of identity theft resolution specialists, available online 24
    hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help resolve any
    identity theft incidents that may occur.
  • Mastercard
    Easy Savings®:
    A program that provides eligible cardholders
    access to automatic savings on every day expenses from travel to
    dining and business services. Mastercard already has many merchants
    providing instant value to cardholders today and is enhancing Easy
    Savings further by adding premium to merchants to the program. So
    whether you're recruiting for your business with Monster.com, booking
    a car with Avis, dining at Flemings or fueling up with Shell your
    savings will be applied automatically. A full list of everyday savings
    can be found here.
  • Cell Phone Insurance: Cardholders will be eligible for
    Mastercard Cellular Telephone Protection when they charge their
    monthly telephone bill to their Business Mastercard. This benefit
    covers stolen or damaged mobile phones as well as cosmetic screen
    scratches.
  • Mastercard Receipt Management: In partnership with Itemize
    Corp, Mastercard will provide a mobile app to help small business
    cardholders track paper and digital receipts, capture key purchase
    data, categorize their expenses, and view/export customized reports.
    With this offering, keeping track of receipts on the go, separating
    personal and business expenses for tax purposes, and exporting
    information to business accounting systems just got a whole lot
    simpler.

"We're thrilled to partner with Mastercard to deliver new, innovative
solutions to fuel small businesses' success," said CeCe Morken,
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Partnerships
at Intuit. "Our mission is to power prosperity around the world and this
program provides small businesses with the financial products they need
to grow and prosper."

Small business owners are brilliant multitaskers, always wearing many
hats in order to run their business. Working in collaboration with our
partners, Mastercard's new business card benefits provides small
business owners unique access to the tools and solutions that are
critical to helping their business thrive.

*Benefits are subject to terms, conditions, and limitations,
including limitations on the amount of coverage. Cardholders should
contact their issuing bank for additional information.

**Discounts are applicable for new QuickBooks Online customers only.

About Mastercard

Mastercard
(NYSE:MA), www.mastercard.com,
is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global
payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions,
merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and
territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce
activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and
managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.
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