Discover taps FIME for terminal certification

Discover is engaging payment consultancy FIME to provide approval services for terminal end-to-end certification of its Discover Network and Diners Club international acceptance system using D-Payment Application Specifications.

The services allow acquirers to integrate new EMV chip terminals into Discover Global Network cards payment systems.

"Card acquiring banks and direct-connect merchants need to certify that their Discover and Diners Club acceptance infrastructure can receive and support EMV chip cards," explains Xavier Giandominici, VP of services at FIME, in an announcement.

"FIME can now provide certification services to acquirers and merchants with Discover and Diners Club enabled contact and contactless D-PAS terminals," said Ellie Smith, head of chip center of excellence at Discover. "These services help to streamline certification and deployment processes globally for EMV, which will benefit merchants and acquirers by reducing time to market."

Topics: Card Brands, EMV

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