Digital River World Payments Adds In-Country Payment Processing in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia; Expands in Europe

Integrates with First Data’s global acquiring platform to advance international growth plans

 MINNEAPOLIS — Mar. 15, 2017 Digital River World Payments, a global payments service provider, announced it is working with First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, to offer online merchants a full-service, turn-key solution for processing in-country payments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. By adopting First Data’s global acquiring platform, Digital River World Payments can now help merchants with local entities in these regions increase their credit card authorization rates and global reach. Digital River World Payments is also expanding its existing in-country payment processing capabilities in Europe by adding First Data to its growing network of payments partners.

Today, Digital River World Payments offers online merchants entering Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Europe three different business models designed to evolve with their payment processing needs. This includes facilitating cross-border payments, providing a global payments gateway and offering a fully integrated, in-country payments solution.

Shane Fitzpatrick, head of Global Ecommerce for First Data said, “First Data prides itself on simplifying the connections that make commerce possible, and nowhere is this truer than in our dynamic global online environment. By integrating with our multi-currency, multi-country platform, Digital River World Payments is not only expanding its payments offering, but also further capitalizing on international market opportunities.”

“Today, online merchants are seeking payment providers that can offer global payment options and highly localized experiences across multiple geographies. Our recent partnership with First Data responds directly to this need, and helps our merchants provide optimized in-country payments capabilities,” said Hayden Reed, senior vice president and general manager for Digital River World Payments. “In addition, it positions us to continue to expand our global reach and scale our solution across new markets.”

To learn more about Digital River World Payments’ offerings for Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Europe, email or visit

About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.

About Digital River World Payments
Backed by nearly 20 years of experience, Digital River World Payments is a leading provider of global online payment solutions. Powered by a robust ecommerce payments platform, its solutions support payment activities across more than 170 countries and 140 payment methods — covering global card schemes along with locally relevant brands and payment networks. Digital River World Payments delivers significant value across the full transaction lifecycle while empowering merchants with a single streamlined user interface. Irrespective of their markets, payment methods, or acquiring bank connections, merchants benefit from consolidated reporting, analytics, and reconciliation as well as complete back-office integration. To learn more about Digital River World Payments, visit or email

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