MasterCard, Visa set to reap spoils of India’s war on cash

India’s war on cash has at least two likely victors: Visa and MasterCard.
The world’s largest payment networks will see a surge in transactions and cardholders after the Indian government’s decision this month to remove high-denomination bills from circulation, according to analysts who cover the companies.The two networks have been pushing for this kind of change in India, where a McKinsey & Co. study found that more than 90 percent of transactions are still conducted in cash. Read more: