Discover Global Network signs with Computop to increase international e-commerce merchant acceptance


Diners Club International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Financial Services and part of the Discover Global Network, and Computop, a leading international payment services provider, today announced an agreement that will increase e-commerce acceptance for Discover, Diners Club and Alliance Partner cards.

Riverwoods, IL and Bamberg, Germany, April 20, 2016 – Diners Club International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Financial Services and part of the Discover Global Network, and Computop, a leading international payment services provider, today announced an agreement that will increase e-commerce acceptance for Discover, Diners Club and Alliance Partner cards.

This agreement is part of Discover Global Network’s ongoing effort to increase global acceptance, both online and in-store, through partnerships with leading payment service providers. By working with Computop, all cards running on the Discover Global Network will be provided with seamless and secure access to additional top merchants in the travel, e-commerce, hospitality and retail industries, among others.

In addition, Computop’s merchants can support ProtectBuy, Discover’s 3D Secure payment solution, making online transactions more secure for online retailers and their customers.

“We’ve seen significant growth in e-commerce across the Discover Global Network and remain focused on meeting the evolving needs of our cardholders by growing digital acceptance and maintaining the highest levels of card security,” said Ricardo Leite, vice president, Discover Global Network. “Computop’s international merchant base is a great fit for our cardholders, especially in Germany and throughout Europe, and further expands our global payment network.”

Discover Global Network, which includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks, features more than 70 million cardholders, 37 million merchant acceptance locations and one million ATM and cash access locations across 185 countries and territories.“

Discover Global Network and Diners Club International provide an impressive global reach of cardholders. Through this partnership, 10,000 Computop customers can now accept a wide range of local cards not only from North America and Europe but also from Latin America and Asia Pacific,” said Ralf Gladis, founder and CEO at Computop. “We are excited to be connected to the Discover Global Network because it enables Computop Paygate customers to accept cards from consumers all over the world.”

About Diners Club International Ltd.
Diners Club International is owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Established in 1950, Diners Club International became the first multi-purpose charge card in the world, launching a financial revolution in how consumers and companies pay for products and services. Today, Diners Club is a globally-recognized brand serving the payment needs of select and affluent consumers, offering access to more than 650 airport lounges worldwide, and providing corporations and small business owners with a complete array of expense management solutions. With acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories, millions of merchant locations and access to more than 1 million cash access locations and ATMs, Diners Club, as a part of the Discover Global Network, is uniquely qualified to serve its cardmembers all over the world. For more information, visit www.dinersclub.com.

About Discover
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 issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the 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.discover.com/company.

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About Computop

As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce, at POS and on mobile devices. Retailers and service providers have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

Computop, a global player with its head office in Germany and locations in China, England and the USA, has been servicing large international companies in the service, retail, mobility, gaming and travel industries for more than 20 years. These companies include global brands such as Amway, C&A, Fossil, the entire Otto Group, Sixt, Swarovski and Wargaming. Computop also provides its payment system to banks and financial service providers as a white-label solution. In total, the certified carbon-neutral company processes commercial payment transactions with a combined value of USD 35 billion annually in 127 currencies. With its individual and secure solutions, Computop makes a major contribution to the future of international payment processing.

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