Merchant Solutions Enables Tens Of Thousands Of Asian Businesses To Accept Electronic Payments In Fi

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Merchant Solutions Enables Tens of Thousands of Asian Businesses to Accept Electronic

Payments in First Year


SINGAPORE, Nov. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


First Data-Standard Chartered Bank Alliance Allows Even Asia's Small Businesses to Accept Card

Payments In-Store, Online or by Phone and in Local and Foreign Currencies


    Merchant Solutions, a joint venture between global electronic payments processor First Data and

Standard Chartered, marked its first anniversary on November 19 with tens of thousands of merchants

signed with Standard Chartered across nine Asian markets. 


    Merchant Solutions equips businesses, large and small, with point-of-sale (POS) terminals and other

products and services to enable them to accept card payments.


    "We are on the cusp of a real explosion in electronic payments," said Merchant Solutions CEO and

Managing Director Sean Hesh. "Card transactions skyrocketed over the year -- and our mission is to ensure

that Asian businesses are equipped with the tools to accept the widest possible range of card payments." 


    "With our growing presence across nine markets in Asia in our first year, I'm pleased to say our message

is getting through. Coverage now extends to Bangladesh, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia,

Singapore, Sri Lanka and China."


    By automating record keeping, eliminating cash handling and speeding up transactions, electronic

payment facilities not only attract more business, they free merchants to focus more on selling. 


    During the past year, Merchant Solutions has rolled out a stream of products and services to help

businesses capture more card payments.  This includes the latest range of terminals from VeriFone,

Spectra and Hypercom, and an Internet payment solution developed by Direct Payment Solutions (DPS)

that can turn any Internet-ready computer into a POS device.  The merchant acquiring products on offer

also let merchants add payment gateways to their Web sites; simplify recurring billing using a batch

processing tool; and a Dynamic Currency Conversion function that enables merchants to accept foreign

currency payments.


    In addition, Merchant Solutions offers MICROS Payment Gateway, developed by MICROS Systems, an

integrated property management system for diversified operations like hotels, which manages all customer

services and on and off-line payments in one system, eliminating the hassles of separate service and

payment systems.


    About Merchant Solutions: For more information about Merchant Solutions Pte Ltd, please visit

http://www.merchant-solutions.biz . (For more information about parent companies: http://www.firstdata.com



    For more information: 


     Sandra Pang

     Pronto Communications 

     Tel:   +852-2540-6872

     Email: prontopr@pacific.net.hk




SOURCE: Merchant Solutions



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