NEW YORK - MasterCard is broadening the international acceptance base for its Maestro on-line point of sale debit program.

The association has added Standard Chartered Bank Berhad in Malaysia to MBf Card Services Sdn. Bhd. and MBf Finance Bhd. as Maestro issuing and acquiring members in the country. In Australia, approximately 6,000 taxis are expected to begin Maestro acceptance over the next 12 months, following an initial test group of 230.

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