MasterCard Helping Millennials Help Themselves - Card Issuers News


ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Card Issuers » MasterCard Helping Millennials Help Themselves

MasterCard Helping Millennials Help Themselves

The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

With Millennial spending power slated to outdo baby boomers, MasterCard wants to help them get the financial know-how they need to meet their goals. The payment network has launched the in reach benefits platform, designed to give the new generation the tools they need to do just that by incorporating career mentoring, social profile review, financial tools and credit education in one location.

LinkedIn and The Wall Street Journal have partnered with MasterCard to help create a hub so all the resources and tools are located in one place. This initiative is seen as being an effective and much needed way to engage millennials and help boost their financial literacy for the future.

“We understand the importance of arming the next generation with the tools and information they need in order to thrive both professionally and personally,” said Cheryl Guerin, group executive, Global Products & Solutions, MasterCard.

How it works

MasterCard is making the platform available to issuers, who in turn can integrate it into any platform they want, whether that’s a debit, credit or prepaid MasterCard. Cardholders can access a wide array of tools, benefits and resources, including:

  • Optimize Me – Resources and tools designed to help people expand their professional online presence, including mentoring on how to create a LinkedIn profile. While also providing help with curating their already existing social media streams so they present an image that’s in alignment with their career goals.
  • Mentor Match – Connecting users with mentors who can give them some career guidance. MasterCard has partnered with the The Wall Street Journal to create this system.
  • Money Smarts –Provides millennials with everything from access to their credit score and budgeting tips to information on how to keep their credit score up, and financial coaching.
  • Perks –Cardholders can take advantage of exclusive benefits and rewards, when they link their MasterCard debit, credit, or prepaid card to the platform.

“We’ve built in reach to fill the lack of adequate tools and strategies currently available to our youth heading out on their own for the first time. By collaborating with our issuing partners, we are enabling millennials to take charge of their career and finances,” she Guerin.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Sending Money via Western Union to Debit Cards
Sending Money via Western Union to Debit Cards

Posted: November 14, 2017

MasterCard and the Western Union Company are teaming up so that people will be able to send money via Western Union to any debit card in the U.S., even if the card is not part of the MasterCard network. The duo is working toward… Continue reading

Mastercard's New True Name Card is Game Changer
Mastercard's New True Name Card is Game Changer

Posted: July 04, 2019

It’s gay pride month and in keeping with this theme Mastercard will be rolling out the new True Name card, which lets people who are non-binary and/or transgender have their chosen name on their card rather than having to use the name they… Continue reading

New Pay with Points Feature for ThankYou Cardholders
New Pay with Points Feature for ThankYou Cardholders

Posted: July 05, 2019

Citi ThankYou cardholders will soon have a new feature to check out, one letting them actually redeem their points in real time after making a purchase. How does it work? When they make a purchase they will get an alert that lets them know… Continue reading

Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
The Citi Rewards+℠ Card - the only credit card that automatically rounds up to the nearest 10 points on every purchase - with no cap.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn unlimited 1.5% cash rewards on all purchases.
For Good, Excellent Credit
See Rates & Fees
Perfect credit not required for approval; we may approve you when others won’t
For Fair/Bad Credit
You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!