RIVERWOODS, Ill. & LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3C Payment, a leading global payment service provider, and Diners Club
International, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services and part of
the Discover Global Network, have announced a newly signed agreement
that will expand acceptance for Discover, Diners Club, PULSE and
affiliate network cards across Europe and the Middle East.
3C Payment is a leading multi-channel payment service provider that
works with merchants in hospitality, quick service restaurant and retail
industries among others. These merchant industries are a focus for
Discover and partner cardholders who travel throughout Europe and Middle
Discover Global Network has over 44 million merchant acceptance
locations and 2 million ATM and cash access locations across 190
countries and territories, and includes Discover, Diners Club
International, PULSE and affiliated networks.
“We’re always looking for ways to expand global acceptance for our
cardholders, especially in the key travel and hospitality sectors,” said
Amy Parsons, senior vice president of global acceptance at Discover. “3C
Payment has an extensive footprint in Europe and the Middle East and our
cardholders will benefit from their network of top merchants and
“We are delighted to further enhance our relationship with Discover by
entering into this agreement. Our merchants will benefit greatly from
the many advantages that the acceptance of Discover and affiliated
brands can bring to their business,” says Damien Estrade, Head of
Business Development of 3C Payment.
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 Global Network comprised of 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 190
countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.
About 3C Payment
3C Payment makes it easy for consumers to pay anyhow, anywhere, using
highly secure specialized transaction flows that support the needs of
our clients. The services we offer cover the full transaction journey
from integrated P2PE EMV hardware linked to our hosted infrastructure
and payment gateway services, to online and in-app payment acceptance
linked to onsite and ERP systems. Our secure 3C Integra hosted platform
unifies multiple payment channels allowing merchants to confidently
trade in person and online in over 40 countries worldwide with local or
centralized reporting accessible from anywhere through our web portal.