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GlobalCollect becomes global acquirer for Discover/Diners cards

AMSTERDAM | GlobalCollect today announced that it has partnered with Diners Club International, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services. This partnership will make GlobalCollect a global acquirer for all cards running on the Discover Global Network thereby increasing merchants’ payment options in key international markets. All Nippon Airways (ANA), the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues, is already on board for Diners and Discover card acceptance.

 

One Point of Acceptance for all Discover cards 

GlobalCollect will provide merchants with single source electronic payment services for the acceptance of Discover® card from the United States, Diners Club International®, BC Global Card from South Korea, DinaCard from Serbia and RuPay® from India. Research shows that these cards attract more affluent card members who spend more, making them especially attractive consumers for travel, dining, entertainment and retail merchants.

 

Discover third largest payments network 

Discover Global Network is the third largest payments network in the world. With more than 25 million merchant acceptance locations and 1 million ATM and cash access locations across 185 countries and territories, the Discover Global Network brings together Discover Card from the U.S, Diners Club International, BC Global Card from South Korea, DinaCard from Serbia and Rupay from India.

 

All Nippon Airways to accept Discover and Diners cards

"By providing Discover Global Network acquiring services to merchants like All Nippon Airways, we enable them to offer additional payment options and grow their customer base even further while reducing total cost of ownership for online payment processing,” said Thomas P. Staudt, CEO of GlobalCollect. “This agreement further expands our global processing abilities, which coupled with our Elevate Business Intelligence solution and Managed Fraud Services, makes GlobalCollect the clear partner of choice for clients with global business needs.”

 

About GlobalCollect

GlobalCollect is the most knowledgeable global Payment Service Provider in the world, processing international eCommerce payments for more than 600 of the world’s most recognized eCommerce brands in the digital goods and services, travel, retail and video gaming industries, among many others. With two decades of payments experience, we enable our clients to efficiently and securely accept payments from more than 170 countries in more than 150 currencies. We offer in excess of 150 local payment methods, including all major credit cards, debit cards and alternative payment methods, giving unparalleled coverage throughout all global regions. Our robust and redundant systems guarantee our customers high availability and reliability. GlobalCollect’s business intelligence tools, Managed Fraud Services and more than 400 payments experts help our clients elevate their payment strategies to become a strategic asset to their companies. Headquartered in Amsterdam, GlobalCollect has regional offices in North America, Asia Pacific, South America and the EU focused on bringing local presence with global reach and services to our clients. For more information please visit: http://www.globalcollect.com

 

About Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com

 

About ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952, ANA flies today to 31 international destinations and 50 domestic cities with a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes. ANA has 14,000 employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of $15.8 bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazines, and was awarded five stars by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 

Sourced from GlobalCollect, February 25th, 2014

 

 

 

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