Global Payments Inc. ("Global Payments"), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, and Discover Financial Services ("Discover") today announced a streamlined acceptance solution for Discover cards for merchants in Canada.
The new program will simplify acceptance of Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated network cards for Global Payments’ Canadian merchants, offering a comprehensive solution which provides value by offering a single statement.
“The launch of our full acquiring program for Discover is the latest example of our commitment to providing Canadian merchants with robust and innovative product and service offerings,” said René Bélanger, President of Global Payments Canada. “This program brings additional value to our merchant customers by enhancing payment acceptance options and providing them a single source for payment processing, settlement, underwriting, risk management, support and reporting.”
“Canada is a prime growth market for Discover as we see many of our cardholders traveling to the region,” said Gerry Wagner, Vice President, Discover Network. “Our agreement with Global Payments allows us the opportunity to benefit merchants by streamlining Discover Global Network acceptance, while continuing to deliver value for cardholders at the point-of-sale. We will continue to keep our focus on growing Discover Global Network acceptance in Canada and are confident that Global Payments will help us to execute against this goal.”
Discover Global Network is the third largest payments network in the worldand the largest merchant acceptance network in Asia-Pacific, with more than 30 million merchant acceptance locations and 1 million ATM and cash access locations across 185 countries and territories. Discover Global Network includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks.