Established in 1966 (as Interbank until 1968 and later known as Master Charge until 1979), MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry that — contrary to the perception that they issue credit cards — processes the payments between the banks of merchants and the card-issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers. They operate the world’s fastest payments processing network and are active in more than 210 countries and territories. With today’s announcement of Masterpass, a global digital payment service, Mastercard has introduced a new logo — the first change in 20 years — and identity designed by New York, NY-based Pentagram partner Michael Bierut (and team).
Download the vector logo of the Mastercard brand designed by Michael Bierut in Adobe® Illustrator® format. The current status of the logo is active, which means the logo is currently in use.