Introduced in the early ’90s, Maestro quickly became a favored choice, offering convenient fund access and spending options primarily tailored for European users.

While its functionality remains simple and user-friendly, the evolving expectations and habits of consumers have outpaced its capabilities. With the growing prominence of e-commerce and mobile-commerce in our increasingly digital world, Maestro’s current offerings fall short of meeting modern demands.

To address this, all Maestro cards will transition to Mastercard Debit. A Debit Mastercard is accepted globally and is suitable for both online and instore transactions, ensuring it aligns better with the contemporary needs and expectations of consumers today.


This payment method could be relevant for your business if you sell to clients in the following countries or regions:

Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland