GlobalCollect, the world's most knowledgeable payment service provider, today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Diners Club International, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), and part of the Discover Global Network.
This agreement will make GlobalCollect a global acquirer for all cards running on the Discover Global Network thereby increasing merchants' payment options in key international markets.
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.
"All Nippon Airways strives to offer its passengers service that is 'Trustworthy, Heartwarming and Energetic', and that service often begins with the ticket payment process. By working with a trusted partner like GlobalCollect, we can ensure that our valued passengers start their travel experience with maximum choice, convenience and reliability, because this reflects on our brand as well," said a representative of All Nippon Airways.
"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."
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
 TNS, 2012 State of the Card Market Report, 2012, p37