NEW YORK - MasterCard Ecuador, the association's exclusive processor there, has announced its participation in Maestro, a global point of sale debit system.

MasterCard projected the issuing potential in Ecuador at a million debit cards by June 1996, with 3,000 POS terminals expected in service by the end of this year.

Institutions participating in the Maestro debit program in Ecuador include Banco del Pacifico, Banco Popular del Ecuador, Banco Territorial, Banco del Progreso, Banco de Prestamos, Mutualista Pichincha, and Invesplan SA.

Maestro is available at more than 453,000 terminals in 58 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

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