Zurich (ots) - SIX Multipay Ltd, the leading acquiring company in
Switzerland, will in the future offer Swiss merchants the acceptance
and processing of Diners Club and Discover credit cards. SIX Multipay
is thereby adding two leading credit card brands to its range of
products, which until now has consisted of Visa, MasterCard and JCB
credit cards, V Pay, Visa Electron and Maestro debit cards and the
CASH value card.
Among the two new card brands, the Diners Club Card is especially
well known as the world's first credit card. The Diners Club Card is
used by around 40,000 cardholders in Switzerland and approximately 8
million worldwide. It is welcome today at over 9 million merchants in
over 185 countries. Over 50 million cardholders have confidence in
the Discover Card, one of the leading credit cards in the United
States. It is accepted by around 4 million merchants, primarily in
the USA and Mexico.
SIX Multipay will meet the needs of its merchants with this
expansion of its product range at the beginning of 2010. Merchants
today expect not only just first-class service, but also a
comprehensive choice of credit and debit cards from a single source.
Merchants who choose to activate Diners Club will automatically
also accept the Discover Card at the same conditions. "With the
simultaneous acceptance of Diners Club and Discover, the merchant
taps into an interesting new group of customers and thereby great
sales potential," states Dôn Nguyen-Quang, Head Marketing & Corporate
Services at SIX Multipay.
The processing of Diners Club and Discover through SIX Multipay
will be possible starting January 2010. Interested merchants can
already obtain an offer and sign a contract with SIX Multipay today.
About SIX Multipay Ltd, Zurich
SIX Multipay is the leading acquiring company in Switzerland. As a
marketing and sales organization, SIX Multipay signs contracts with
merchants for the acceptance of cashless means of payment. With the
credit cards Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover and JCB, the
debit cards V Pay, Visa Electron and Maestro, and the value function
CASH, SIX Multipay offers an intelligent solution for any purchase
amount. The company also makes possible automatic currency
conversions at the point of sale (Dynamic Currency Conversion), the
topping-up of call credits for prepaid mobile phones through payment
terminals and ATMs (Mobile Voucher), the processing of discount
coupons (Mobile Coupon) as well as sales of electronic gift cards
(GiftCard). The company has around 160 employees and processed 81.2
million credit card payments and 217.3 million debit card payments in
Switzerland in 2008, corresponding to a total volume of CHF 31.4
SIX Multipay is a SIX Group Ltd company. SIX Group offers top-
quality services around the world in the fields of securities trading
and settlement, financial information and payment traffic.
ots Originaltext: SIX Multipay
Bernhard Wenger, SIX Multipay media spokesperson
Internet: www.six-multipay.com and www.six-group.com