Cardstream sign agreement to expand card acceptance in the UK

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Cardstream, the UK’s largest independent provider of white label payment software and services, and Diners Club International®, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services, and part of the Discover Global Network, have today announced a collaboration that will help expand and accelerate the acceptance of Discover Global Network cards including Discover, Diners Club International and affiliate network cards in the UK.

Adam Sharpe, CEO Cardstream said: “Ensuring that our partners enjoy the fastest and most direct route to their market is fundamental to everything we do at Cardstream. We are delighted to be working with Discover and look forward to helping them expand acceptance in key verticals through our partner network and scaling their presence even further through our Partner Channel’s army of salespeople.”

Cardstream’s one-to-one-to-many partnership model delivers extensive reach into several key sectors that will accelerate acceptance for Discover and Diners Club cardholders at key merchants such as transport, ticketing for events and tourist attractions, hospitality, student accommodation and parking.

In addition, Cardstream powers over 90% of the UK’s Independent Sales Organisations and, through its Partners’ sales teams, will add 6,000 salespeople selling the benefits of Discover and Diners Club cards to merchants across the UK.

Peter Rosenfeld, Founder, WebTicketManager said: “Being able to accept cards that run on the Discover Global Network enables us to pursue new global markets as well as support the ever-increasing tourism and business travel.  As Cardstream continues to strengthen its platform offering, we shall continue to work closely with them to ensure that all customers are able to be supported, however they wish to pay.”

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