Today’s Innovators of Tomorrow’s Payment and Technology Solutions
We deliver enterprise-wide applications, services and cloud solutions that enable businesses to simplify their operations and provide a customer friendly payment experience anytime, anywhere and in any form they choose.
Our Unique Strategy
We develop software, and partner with providers to deliver highly competitive e-commerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Our strategy has created a differentiated model in the payments technology landscape, reinforcing our view that not all payments companies are created equal. Our customers value our capabilities and reach, enabling them to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets.
Facts and Figures
Solutions for > 2.5M businesses
+200k new merchants annually
Support more than 140 payment types
Easy to do business with 2.5k global sales professionals
Approximately $4B adjusted net revenues
Approximately 11k employees in 32 markets
17B transactions processed annually
24/7 service in over 16 languages
We’ve been in the payments business for over 50 years, but the transition of Global Payments from a traditional merchant acquirer into a technology company began in 2012 when we entered the integrated payments space. Since that time, we have reinvented the business as a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions.
It all started with an idea. In 1967, George W. Thorpe, a retired Deputy Director of Intelligence with the US Air Force, conceived a plan to offer specialized data processing services. Launched as National Data Corporation (NDC) in Atlanta, the company quickly opened offices in three other U.S. cities.
What follows is an incredible growth story. By 1977, 50 percent of all banks in the U.S. and Canada used NDC for MasterCharge authorization. By 1984, NDC had made multiple acquisitions, launched new services and processed more credit card transactions than any other company in the world.
Renamed Global Payments Inc. in 2000, we’ve continued our trajectory of growth and innovation. Today, Global Payments is a worldwide leader in payments technology and software solutions. From Atlanta to Shanghai and Sao Paolo to Dublin, we help businesses of all sizes leverage technology to thrive in a global economy.
Explore our heritage through this interactive timeline.