MasterCard, the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people used cards to shop.
MasterCard's worldwide purchase volume increased 10 percent on a local currency basis to $759 billion.
Purchase volumes in the United States rose 9 percent to $268 billion from a year earlier.
"We kicked off the year with a strong quarter, despite a mixed global economy. We secured several new agreements, including three of the largest retailers," MasterCard Chief Executive Ajay Banga said.