Global Payments In The UK

Global Payments specialises in card payment processing for customers ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multinationals in every sector. We operate in over thirty eight countries and every year we process billions of transactions for over one million merchant locations worldwide.

By making continuous investments in our technology and processing capabilities, we ensure businesses of all sizes can access the most up to date payment technologies available. Our community of customers is growing every year and we help each one to navigate the rapidly changing world of payments.

Our terminals feature some of the most up-to-date technology in the industry, and we provide a gateway to alternative payment methods from Contactless cards to the latest near-field communication (NFC) enabled mobile phones, stickers and wristbands. Global Payments is a trading name of GPUK LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England, with a Head Office in Leicester and an office in London.

Global Payments Worldwide

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Company History

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 8,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with merchants and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

HSBC Bank plc. and Global Payments Inc. established a joint venture company in the UK in 2008. The new company, HSBC Merchant Services LLP, was initially 51 per cent owned by Global Payments Inc. and 49 percent owned by HSBC Bank plc.  At the same time a 10 year exclusive marketing alliance was agreed whereby HSBC Bank provides merchant referrals. Global Payments Inc. acquired the outstanding 49 percent equity shareholding in HSBC Merchant Services LLP in 2009, resulting in HSBC Merchant Services LLP being 100 per cent owned by Global Payments Inc.  The marketing alliance has been extended by one year until June 2019.

We have operated under the trading name of Global Payments in the UK since 2013 and are HSBC’s preferred supplier for card processing.  In March 2015, Global Payments acquired Realex Payments, one of Europe's largest and fastest growing online payment gateways, providing a range of payment technology services for businesses, selling online and processing payments valued in excess of €28 billion per annum on behalf of 12,500 retailers throughout Europe with clients in 30 countries. Global Payments is a direct member for both the Card Schemes and the UK Cards Association (UKCA).

Our Customers

  • The SME sector is the lifeblood of the UK economy. We appreciate how important your business really is, so we don’t limit your support just because you’re not (yet!) turning over millions a year. It may be tough at the top, but where you are it’s particularly challenging. We’ll give you access to our Helpdesk and Customer Service Team.

    They’ll help to take away distractions, while at the same time making suggestions and offering innovations to help you punch above your weight in the marketplace.

  • Large, complex organisations need simple, rational systems in order to achieve the flexibility they need to compete effectively. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to make our own systems flexible, simple and rational. As a result we can support your plans and play a real part in achieving them.

    As an enterprise customer, you’ll have access to a team of specialists who will use their experience and knowledge to help you target your selected market sectors.

  • We can demonstrate how a coherent global payment strategy can give you an advantage. We’re one of the leaders in international payments, allowing you to collect in your customers’ choice of currency, to access more cost-effective exchange rates and to receive payment in your own preferred currency.
  • Strategic partnership was something of a buzz-word of the nineties. Suddenly everyone claimed to work in partnership with their customers. In fact “partner” became almost interchangeable with “customer” in much the same way that “staff” became replaced by “colleague”. That’s made life a little difficult for us, because we want to talk about genuinely working in partnership with you, not some cliché from the last century. You can see from the information throughout this website that our relationship with our customers goes far beyond a simple supplier/customer arrangement. That’s why we use the term “partnership” so widely.

    But there’s another layer to our partnership arrangements, where we team up with trade associations, mobile or technology providers to push back the boundaries of what can be achieved. With the speed of innovation we see nowadays, we all inhabit a constantly changing business world. As a customer of Global Payments, whether you are a small business or a major global technology innovator, we will work with you to help build new successes. That’s what we call working in partnership.