MasterCard's Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) initiative encourages the development community to innovate with us in advancing commerce. Developers can now leverage previously proprietary APIs for MasterCard's payments and data services to create groundbreaking e-commerce and mobile payment applications.
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Take a look at the things you can do with our APIs
Simplify Commerce makes it easy to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments, regardless of payment brand, in a matter of minutes.
Leverage MasterCard's exclusive point of interest resources to deliver ATM, PayPass, rePower and Prepaid Travel Card locations to your applications.
A service to determine if an account number is valid.
Helps acquirers identify potentially high-risk merchants before entering to a merchant agreement.
Money transfer service with a fast, secure, and convenient way to transfer money, domestically and cross-border, through multiple access channels.
Provides tools to rapidly integrate Mobile MasterCard PayPass into a proximity payment mobile UI application, a mobile banking application, or a mobile wallet application.
Provides rich merchant data based on the merchant's name as provided by the acquirer.
A service that allows participants to immediately add funds to an eligible account through various points of deposit (e.g., POS, ATM, Mobile).
A predictive, behavior-based fraud score for transactions with e-commerce merchants.
Enable consumers to enjoy a faster online checkout experience by retrieving their payment card and shipping information from any digital wallet in the MasterPass network.
The Partner Hosted Wallet API enables you to plug your digital wallet into the MasterPass™ Acceptance Network to leverage check-out, fraud detection, authentication, and other value-added services.
Provides multi-channel global payment processing services and advanced fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants and banks.
Enables Bill Payment Originators to validate consumer account number formatting against billers’ edits established within MasterCard RPPS before initiating a bill payment transaction for processing.
Provides Customer Service APIs for MDES Issuers and Wallet Providers.
A service offering for Mexico to extend the banking footprint to underserved retail locations.
Gain Insights into which restaurants are favored by locals
An API to access our Places dataset, which is fed by near-real time, anonymous transaction data, at tens of millions of MasterCard accepting locations.
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