​Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard’s vision is a world beyond cash as electronic payments present a more transparent, efficient and fair means of payments and directly impact fair competition among businesses and economic growth in the country. In the last few years Mastercard has been therefore actively engaging in discussions with economic experts and governments in order to increase the levels of noncash transactions in the economy and thus help the governments in their fight against the shadow economy and tax evasion.