MasterCard buys TNS' Payment Gateway Services business

NEW YORK | MasterCard acquires the Payment Gateway Services business of Transaction Network Services (TNS). The business will join DataCash in expanding MasterCard’s global payment gateway solutions.

Push for DataCash in Americas 

TNS has been a trusted provider to the payments industry for more than 20 years. Its Payments Gateway Services is comprised of two core businesses – an eCommerce gateway and a card-present gateway.

With the addition of TNS Payment Gateway Services, DataCash will be able to drive additional growth of the eCommerce category – and use of MasterCard-branded products – in North America and Latin America.

The combined offering will also expand the support for the next generation of online and mobile payments solutions through a quick integration with existing merchant and acquirer platforms, while enhancing DataCash and MasterCard’s fraud monitoring and mitigation capabilities.

Key focus

“Digital commerce continues to be a key focus for MasterCard and the industry as a whole,” said Andrea Scerch, president, DataCash. “The acquisition of TNS Payment Gateway Services reflects a continued enhancement of our capabilities to support our partners as they establish and solidify their presence in both the digital and physical worlds today and into the future.”

'Truly global digital commerce solution'

“At TNS, we have created a feature-rich, flexible payment gateway business with best in class infrastructure and availability,” said Mike Keegan, co-chief executive officer at TNS.

“Combining this business with DataCash’s offering will create a truly differentiated global digital commerce solution with increased development and distribution capabilities. TNS looks forward to continuing to work with MasterCard and DataCash to help their customers grow and expand their business.”


Founded in 1996, DataCash Group Ltd - part of MasterCard Incorporated - provides multi-channel global payment processing services and advanced fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants and banks. DataCash is a global partner to some of the world’s most recognisable brands in the gaming, travel, retail and finance sectors. DataCash enables customers to accept and process payments in over 177 currencies, from over 45 brands across e-commerce, m-commerce channels and cardholder present channels. For more information visit the DataCash profile and website.


Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Sourced from Press Release by MasterCard, November 6th, 2014

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