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Mastercard profit jumps 33 percent

Key Points
  • Mastercard's third-quarter profit rose 33 percent, it said on Tuesday, joining rival payments network Visa in reporting higher earnings led by rising U.S. consumer spending.
  • Mastercard's net income climbed to $1.90 billion or $1.82 per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $1.43 billion or $1.34 per share a year earlier. 
Ajay Banga, chief executive officer of MasterCard Inc.
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Mastercard's third-quarter profit rose 33 percent, it said on Tuesday, joining rival payments network Visa in reporting higher earnings led by rising U.S. consumer spending.

Mastercard's net income climbed to $1.90 billion or $1.82 per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $1.43 billion or $1.34 per share a year earlier. 

Excluding one-time items, the company earned $1.78 per share. Analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.68 per share, according to Refinitiv data. It was not immediately clear if the figures were comparable.

Visa last week reported an 11 percent surge in third-quarter profit.

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This repayment hack could help you knock out credit-card debt faster

Key Points
  • Forget that minimum monthly payment. A forthcoming study finds consumers paid off more of their monthly credit card balance when given the chance to target specific purchases on their statement for repayment.
  • But experts say there aren't many tools to do that directly through your credit card issuer.
  • A DIY approach would require splitting how you pay for your purchases.