Multilingual Business Communication

April 9, 2009

MasterCard: The heart of Commerce

Filed under: business communication, internship, Vanessa Vanleene — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 11:15 am

MasterCard Worldwide is the critical link between financial institutions, businesses and customers all over the world. This international company stimulates economies by promoting the advantages of electronic payment and accelerating the exchange of funds. MasterCard Europe then, with its headquarters in Waterloo, covers 51 European countries with the fast, secure and smart method of payment.


The three circles in their well-known logo represent the threefold business model: MasterCard as franchisor, processor and advisor. As MasterCard is committed to strengthening their customers’ businesses, the company develops appropriate business plans for all its customers with a focus on their specific needs. The European division even consists of three customer areas: North, Central and South. This enables customers to do business in their own language according to their own customs.


I have obtained an internship of two months in the division of the Business Development Team. My tasks will be foremost in the field of external communication, possibly aiding to develop account plans for targeted customers. MasterCard Europe has given me the opportunity to be part of The Heart of Commerce.



Vanessa Vanleene


1 Comment »

  1. These days, the European payments industry is the target of criticism.
    Visa Europe has been threatened with fines by the European Commission over the fees it levies on retailers when people shop abroad with its cards.
    Last week the European Commission dropped a similar investigation into the fees charged by Mastercard, after it agreed to reduce its own cross-border interchange fees for credit and debit card purchases.
    It sure is a unique and interesting industry!

    (Sander Laridon)

    Comment by Sander Laridon — April 9, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

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