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  • Reviews new   2 web reviews new   0 verified reviews
  • Acquiring Bank(s)BMO Harris Bank, Wells Fargo
  • Processor(s)Global Payments
  • Company Structure(s)Third Party Processor, Independent Sales Organization (ISO)

Global Payments
10 Glenlake Parkway NE North Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Sales: 877-721-8558
Support: 800-367-2638

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Global Payments

Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 company founded in Atlanta, Georgia that offers payment processing services to businesses all over the world. The company has locations in the United States, Asia, Brazil, Canada, central Europe, Malta, Spain, and the United Kingdom, but for the purposes of this profile and reviews, we’ll be focusing on Global’s US offerings. If you’re researching credit card processing companies and are considering Global Payments, this profile will provide important details about Global’s services, pricing, reviews and reputation, and more.

Global Payments is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank. Global Payments doing business as Global Payments Direct, Inc. is a registered ISO and MSP of HSBC USA.                       

What services does Global Payments offer?

Global Payments is a large processor and offers all the usual payment options, including processing online, in-person, and via mobile devices. You’ll be able to take major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Online processing
If you need to process transactions online via your website, Global Payments has two internet gateway options: Bigcommerce and Global Transport. Both gateways have a range of features and are backed by Global Payments support. With Bigcommerce you can take online payments through a secure PCI-compliant gateway. No design experience is necessary, as Bigcommerce has a variety of easy-to-use templates. Bigcommerce also provides easy configuration, inventory management, mobile integration to allow your online storefront to display on mobile devices, and integration with Google Shopping.

Global Transport is a secure e-commerce suite for processing cards and checks through your existing website. The cloud-based processing is fast and comes with code samples for webmasters to integrate the service. Global Transport is PCI compliant for processing transactions securely through shopping cart plugins. The gateway also supports Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode transactions, requiring authentication and reducing the risk of fraud or chargebacks. Global Transport also comes with HTML Clone technology to match the look and branding of your website for a seamless appearance.

In-person processing
Global Payments gives you the ability to accept a variety of payments, including credit and debit cards, gift and loyalty cards, and checks. The company also offers point-of-sale equipment and terminals. Note that if you want to take American Express, you may have to get special approval. Also, if you currently accept Discover, you can take PayPal's purchasing card. If you don't currently accept Discover, you can get set up to accept both Discover and PayPal's purchasing card at the same time.

Mobile processing
Global Payments offers mobile payment solutions to turn your smartphone or tablet into a processing device. The PayApp mobile solution works with iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. No matter where business takes you, a mobile processing solution will let you accept credit cards, track inventory, calculate discounts, and more.

Will my transactions be secure?

Global Payments has several tools to help you with security, fraud, and PCI compliance. The company offers an extensive Fraud Awareness Guide, and a section of their website is dedicated to PCI compliant questions and solutions.

What does it cost?

Like many processors, Global Payments doesn't publish rate and fee information on their website. The best way to get a fully disclosed quote with no sales calls or obligation is to request one through CardFellow. Just log in to your CardFellow account and click “request quote” right here in Global Payments’ profile.

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Is there a contract and termination fee?

Yes and yes. Global Payments’ standard contract term is 3 years, and automatically renews. You’ll be looking at a termination fee up to $500 for ending your contract early.

What others think of Global Payments

The general opinion of Global Payments is lukewarm at best. The company is quite large, but doesn’t seem to have amassed much of a dedicated following, nor a large group of angry customers.

Global Payments at the Better Business Bureau
As of early 2016 Global Payments is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau, but does have a profile with the BBB and a rating of A+. Global Payments has had 59 complaints lodged with the BBB in the past 3 years, a fairly low number for such a large company.

Complaints allege difficulty cancelling contracts and high cancellation fees, refusal to deposit merchants' funds, unresponsive customer service, and unauthorized charges. Many complaints are listed as resolved, but more have an undetermined resolution status at the Better Business Bureau.

Global Payments according to Ripoff Report
Ripoff Report has 40 complaints in their directory for Global Payments. Reviews complain about unauthorized withdrawals, harassment from sales reps, poor customer service, and not depositing funds to businesses' accounts.

Global Payments doesn't have testimonials available on their website, but does list awards that include recognition for sales growth from MasterCard and Visa.


In early 2016, Global Payments announced plans to purchase rival Heartland Payment Systems. As we pointed out in an article, the move is somewhat suspicious, as it appears to be a plan to save ally Mercury Payment Systems from a federal lawsuit filed by Heartland. Read more about the Global Payments acquisition of Heartland in our article Global Payments' Diabolical Plan: Silence Heartland, Bail Out Mercury, Grow Portfolio.

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Global Payments Web Reviews

Does The Trick

new   Posted By: Anonymous on 03/27/17

Global Payments does what we need them to do – process our payments. My few interactions with their support team have been pretty good too. No issues so far!

Large processor with many reseller channels

new   Posted By: CardFellow on 03/22/16

Global Payments is a large direct processor that uses every form of reseller possible to market its services, including purchasing other large processor, which it recently did with Heartland Payment Systems. As with any processor, your experience will be dictated by the sales channel you use to obtain processing services from Global Payments. We have reviewed many Global Payments statements, and we’ve known it to have a tendency to increase assessments charges over time.

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