Mastercard adds Microsoft tools for small business cardholders

Mastercard says it is adding Microsoft solutions to its suite of small business benefits. Now available across Mastercard Business and Mastercard Business World Elite offerings in the US, small business owners can access Microsoft 365 productivity apps, and cloud and marketing services.

As well as including Office apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 brings together cloud services like professional email, online meetings, chat, file storage and intelligent security. Mastercard small business cardholders that are first-time Microsoft 365 Business or Office 365 Business Premium subscribers can get a complimentary first four months with a one-year subscription for up to 5 users.

Microsoft Advertising is also included in the offering. Microsoft’s audience targeting capabilities are designed to help businesses drive more leads, visits or purchases. Mastercard says it will also be running campaigns throughout the year that make available to select groups of small businesses an exclusive offering of $125 in advertising credit after spending only $10.