MasterCard is an American multinational financial services corporation based in New York City. It is one of the world's largest payment companies, providing credit, debit, and prepaid payment services to consumers and businesses. MasterCard's products are accepted at millions of locations worldwide and the company has a global network of more than 25,000 financial institutions. In addition to its payment services, MasterCard also offers technology solutions and consulting services to its clients. The company was founded in 1966 by Wells Fargo, Crocker National Bank, First Interstate Bancorp, Bank of California and is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.