Payment processing company Pivotal Payments has signed a merchant acquiring agreement with Discover Financial Services to expand payment options for its customers.
The agreement enables Pivotal’s Canadian merchants to accept all cards on the Discover Global Network, including Discover, Diners Club International and PULSE.
Discover vice president Gerry Wagner said in 2013, Discover added more than 100,000 new Canadian merchants to its acceptance portfolio, a pace that has remained consistent during the last several years as the company continues to execute against its strategic growth plan to meet cardmembers’ needs.
"With Pivotal Payments known for delivering proven acquiring solutions to a large base of clients, we are confident that our new relationship will help achieve this goal," added Wagner.
The addition of Discover Global Network that operates across 185 countries and territories is a part of Pivotal’s strategy to expand its merchant-facing services for Canadian businesses.
Pivotal Payments Canadian sales senior vice president Ross Haider said: "Providing Discover Card acceptance is aimed directly at improving the overall payment experience for our valued merchants and their customers, especially considering the significant number of cross-border shoppers in Canada.
"We are actively seeking new opportunities that will provide better solutions to match our clients’ diverse business needs."