Mastercard was poised for a positive start to US trading after it exceeded third-quarter revenue and earnings forecasts.
Revenue jumped 18% on the year-ago period to $3.4bn, benefiting from rising transaction volumes.
Earnings rose to $1.4bn, up from $1.2bn in 2016.
Among the quarterly highlights was a 17% rise in switched transaction volumes, to 16.9 billion.
This was accompanied by a 10% jump in gross dollar volume to $1.4 trillion.