Payworks extends First Data partnership with EMV and contactless accreditation via First Data Merchant Solutions UK

Payworks, a leading provider of Point of Sale payment infrastructure, announced today their new certification with First Data Merchant Solutions UK (FDMS), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions.

Payworks will bring their next generation payment gateway technology to nearly one-hundred thousand merchants across the UK via their new accreditation with First Data Merchant Solutions. Certification for both EMV Chip + PIN and contactless transactions has been completed, ensuring FDMS access to the latest payment technologies. With over 108 million contactless cards issued, consumers in the UK have been one of the fastest demographics to adopt tap & go payment. Payworks enables acquirers to support modern payment acceptance including contactless, EMV, mobile wallet and alternative payment transactions through a powerful payment infrastructure.

Payworks supports an acquirer agnostic gateway allowing a broader range of certifications and integrations. Independent Software Vendors and merchants working with First Data Merchant Solutions will now have access to Payworks’ payment gateway technology in addition to the easy to use card readers from Miura, the M010 and M007. Payworks provides an easily accessible technology with pre-certified software and hardware which creates a quick and easy implementation process allowing payment acceptance in a matter of minutes instead of months.

“The UK continues to be a hub for payments innovation adoption, so we’re excited to see Payworks’ technology directly support the use of these innovations,” says Christian Deger, CEO and Co-Founder of Payworks. “By partnering our new payment technology expertise with the local experience and insights of First Data Merchant Solutions, we’re ensuring an improved Point of Sale solution and experience for thousands of end-users.”

Payworks is the provider of next generation Point of Sale payment gateway technology. Developers of Point of Sale solutions for merchants can quickly and cost-efficiently integrate card payment functionality into their applications, and securely process EMV, contactless and mobile wallet transactions at the Point of Sale. With headquarters in Germany and offices in the U.K., the U.S. and Spain, Payworks provides its technology to leading acquirers and payment providers globally.