4 responses

  1. Hi
    July 19, 2012

    False. While I cannot speak for Maestro, I only use MasterCard, it is a Debit card primarily, but can be used as credit. It can go in ATM’s as well. I have had to confirm in signature only when I was unable to enter a pin. Perhaps author should’ve checked their info? I am in the US, so yeah.


  2. Jael
    January 16, 2015

    Author you need to check your facts. Mastercards are also available as debit cards, especially in Africa and Asia. The Mastercard debit card is tied to your bank account to provide direct cash access from your account and the user creates a PIN to consummate transactions. The cards are used for online payments and on retail shopping sites as well as on ATM & POS devices.

    Although the Maestro network is international, it is practically unknown in areas aside from America and Europe.

    Kindly update your information.


  3. Mike
    September 28, 2015

    Yeah, I have two MasterCards, one is debit, one is credit. No Maestro. Also, Maestro is only supported in select shops, definitely not very popular. That´s why I googled the difference, because I see no reason for Maestro to exist since it is not accepted everywhere.


  4. Jeremiah ishaya
    May 12, 2020

    Is maestro and MasterCard thesame thing as may be language differences


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