MasterCard Inc. said an update to its MasterCard Advisors unit's PortfolioAnalytics tool could help issuers better analyze card use patterns.

PortfolioAnalytics now incorporates more detailed data, the Purchase, N.Y., card company said Wednesday. The earlier version allowed analysis only at a high level. The enhanced version allows companies to look for patterns in specific subsets of transactions, such as cross-border payments, account ranges and the point of interaction.

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