WorldPay, the largest European acquirer and Diners Club International (DCI), a business unit of Discover Financial Services, today announce the signing of a merchant acquiring agreement that will increase the acceptance of Discover and Diners Club cards in the U.K.
WorldPay will build on its current relationship by adding Diners Club and Discover as standard options to its portfolio of payments processing services beginning in early 2012, in time for the summer Olympic Games in London.
The partnership expands the relationship between WorldPay, a major global leader in payment processing that operates in over 40 countries and Diners Club, a globally recognized payments brand with the world's first multi-purpose charge card. Currently, WorldPay offers Diners Club acceptance only on request by a merchant and is an E-commerce processor. In future, WorldPay will offer Diners Club and Discover to all merchants and will support D-PAS, Discover's EMV-compliant payments solution, and will be enabling chip-based terminals throughout its implementation.
Ron Kalifa, WorldPay CEO said "Our expanded partnership with a renowned credit card brand such as Diners Club International reaffirms the WorldPay position as Europe's leading payment processor. With the anticipated increase in overseas visitors expected to the UK next year, WorldPay customers will be able to offer a wider choice of payment options to their own customers.
"Discover continues to expand acceptance by working with leading acquirers in the U.K. and around the world," said Gerry Wagner, VP of Global Acceptance for Diners Club International. "WorldPay's global reach, local knowledge and robust products and services will enable us to increase our merchant presence in the U.K., benefiting our Discover, Diners Club and Network Alliance card members as they travel to Europe."