Accept Diners and Discover cards

What Discover Global Network (DGN) cards will I be able to accept?

With over 105 million cardholders around the world, DGN includes Discover® cards from the US, Diners Club International® cards from more than 55 countries, and alliance partner cards from Brazil, India, Serbia, South Korea and Turkey.

Partner Cards include:

  • BC Global Card South Korea’s largest network
  • Elo Global Card Brazil’s largest network
  • Troy Global Card Turkey’s largest network
  • RuPay Global Card India’s largest network

What are the benefits of taking Discover Global Network (DGN) cards?

In the UK, DGN cardholders have already spent 39% more in 2018 compared to 2017¹, so the popularity of the card is increasing.

Your business has the opportunity to:

Attract new customers and give existing customers more flexibility on a wider range of accepted cards

Potentially increase sales, as 61% of DGN cardholders are more likely to revisit accepting merchants accepting the Discover Global Network cards.

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¹ DFS Internal Data – September 2018

†C+R research study of 2,000 Discover cardholders commissioned by Diners Financial Services LLC and completed in December, 2016.

What do I need to do?

If you have a Barclaycard terminal / PDQ, then you don’t need to do a thing. We’ll take care of everything for you and update your Barclaycard terminal(s) automatically. There aren’t any terminal upgrades that need you to do, just make sure it’s switched on for its monthly update.

When can I get started?

Please refer to the letter you received which details when you can start taking the Discover Global Network family of cards using Chip & Pin and contactless.

My terminal isn't from Barclaycard

If your terminal isn't rented from Barclaycard, please contact your PSP/terminal provider to discuss Discover acceptance through Barclaycard.  This may require your PSP/terminal provider to re-accredit to Barclaycard for Discover.

What do I need to do if I take payments via an online gateway/Smartpay?

We will apply the payment method to your account. This will not be seen by cardholders until you enable this via your integration. Please consult your IT Team/developer for support on this.

How much will it cost?

You’ll be able to start accepting all cards on the Discover Global Network at your current Visa and Mastercard rates. Any premiums or transaction fees that you currently pay will be incurred on DGN transactions too. Please refer to the letter you received which outlines the rates that you will align to.

What is the new International Transaction fee?

The new International Transaction Fee is an additional charge of 2.2% which will be added to your MSC rate for any transactions where the card is issued outside of the European Economic Area.

Why have you introduced a new International Transaction fee?

International transactions cost us more to process than domestic transactions and, because the volume of International transactions that we’re seeing is increasing, we’ve decided to apply an additional cost for this type of transaction to cover our increased cost.

Will I receive a separate statement and settlement for Discover?

Barclaycard will process Discover cards under the same merchant id as your Visa and Mastercard transactions and this will be included in your current statement and settlement.

Need more information?

We’re looking forward to helping you welcome new customers with Discover Global Network soon. If you have any queries, please call us on 0844 811 6666* (open 8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri) or if you have an Account Manager please speak to them directly.

*View call charge information from Business landlines within the UK.