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Mastercard and ACI Worldwide partner to simplify access to innovative payment solutions and services for financial institutions


Mastercard and ACI Worldwide , a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software, today announced a new partnership that will offer Mastercard Direct ServicesTM to issuers, processors and other payment technology providers through a single API connection on ACI payment platforms.

Mastercard Direct Services provides a single connection point to access a wide range of Mastercard value-added services, regardless of the network, and is part of the Mastercard AccessTM suite of solutions. Increasingly, people expect to access the latest features and innovations. Nearly 70 percent of consumers prefer brands that offer an easy and convenient digital experience.

By enabling access to a wide array of services directly through ACI Enterprise Payments Platform, the total time, complexity and resources required to bring new solutions online reduces significantly – now delivered in weeks, as opposed to months. The extended suite of innovative value-added services includes Safety Net, Decision Intelligence, Mastercard Digital Enablement Services, Consumer Controls, with further services to be added.