Advantage of MasterCard
MasterCard doesn’t actually have official data to show how many cards have been issued under its brand but it has a general number that close to 2 billion, but due to the nature of it’s franchise mode it does not have an exact count.
MasterCard: They claim to be accepted in 210 countries “and territories” at over 30 million merchants. Their network of ATMs reportedly consists of around 1.5 million locations.
Both companies have similar products. Other financial institutions (mostly banks) issue cards that use either Visa or MasterCard for processing payments.
So if you are comparing Visa and MasterCard to decide which card to go for, it may be a good idea to look at the features of the specific card by not only just look at brand.
The most important features, of course, are interest rate and Annual fees.