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April 9, 2024

PXP Financial Leverages Mastercard Tech to Fight Fraud

PXP Financial, a global open financial and technology platform provider, has been accredited by Mastercard to become a Token Service Provider. The Mastercard Digital Enablement Service platform, which allows for the digitization of supported Mastercard card types, provides PXP Financial with a Secure Card on File tokenization program that PXP can offer to its customers.

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