Global Payments Announces Full Support for Apple PayATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment
solutions, is pleased to announce that its Integrated Solutions division, OpenEdge, fully supports Apple Pay, and will deliver the
service to more than 2,000 integrated software application developers.
Apple Pay is a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay with
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The service lets Apple devices communicate with point-of-sale systems wirelessly through a
groundbreaking NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch
ID, for payments within mobile apps. OpenEdge will add Apple Pay to its software development kit, allowing developers the
ability to embed the payment service into their offerings. Today, Global Payments' merchants and partners benefit from such
innovation via an existing infrastructure.
The addition of Apple Pay is a great step for Global Payments in bringing secure and innovative commerce to consumers and
aligns with the security infrastructure announced by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Global Payments has the
experience and presence around the world to leverage these solutions in the United States and internationally, and the
company has already migrated most of its POS presence to NFC in other markets as it migrated to EMV.
"Our developers look to us to help them deliver a comprehensive, seamless and smooth consumer payment experience
through multiple points-of-interaction such as physical point of sale and Internet," said Sid Singh, Senior Vice President and
General Manager of OpenEdge. "Online purchases in apps through Apple Pay will transform how consumers interact
with merchants. For instance, a diner will be able to order and pay at the table or order ahead and use self-checkout. We're
excited our partners, across verticals, will be able to access mobile payments through Apple Pay."
About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading provider of payment services for merchants, value added resellers, financial
institutions, government agencies, multi-national corporations and independent sales organizations located throughout North
America, Brazil, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of
solutions and services for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check
conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal
management. Visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com for more information about the company and its services.