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Pulse and Trionis Sign Long-Term European ATM Acceptance Agreement

Published 14 December 2009 | By Trionis

Pule, the Discover Financial Services business unit responsible for expanding global cash access for the company, has signed a long-term ATM acquiring agreement with Trionis, a European interbank processing network. Trionis is jointly owned by retail banks from nine European countries, the European Savings Banks Group, and First Data.

10 Sep 2009 - Under the terms of the agreement, when fully implemented, more than 74,000 Trionis ATMs across Europe will be able to process ATM transactions for Diners Club InternationalĀ® and DiscoverĀ® cards.

"Since acquiring Diners Club, one of Discover's priorities has been to strengthen global acceptance," said Dave Schneider, president of Pulse. "Our agreement with Trionis is a significant multi-country acquirer agreement to further European acceptance of Diners Club and Discover cards and an important step in helping to reach that goal."

The service went live in several countries on 1 July, with acceptance of Diners Club cards at the ATMs of banks in Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg and Belgium. Discover cards are expected to begin being accepted at Trionis European ATMs in October 2009.

"Trionis is pleased to be able to facilitate broader card acceptance at European cash access machines," said Ernst Verbeek, managing director of Trionis. "Acceptance of Diners Club and Discover cards will allow us to serve more card members, while giving ATM operators access to additional ATM transactions."