We have been working closely with educational establishments like the University of Birmingham and the University of Bath for several years, and strive to become the card processing partner of choice for the education sector. You can read what institutions that have chosen us as their card processor have to say here.

  • “Changing card processors seemed a potentially onerous task for the University of Bath, but Global Payments’ dedicated University Team led by a local Relationship Manager helped support and guide us through the change in a structured and considered manner. The enthusiasm shown by the team to introduce the latest contactless technology and the willingness to continue to improve the level of customer service is what makes Global Payments stand out from their competitors”

    Mark Bryant
    Treasury Accountant
  • “From the beginning Global Payments provided clear information and have been professional in their approach and ongoing support. The service is excellent from all areas of the business; account management, daily support and the way they approach and are investing in the education sector. I feel the University is a valued client and know we are in a good position to achieve our goals working together.”

    Mr Paul Simpson
    Income Processing Manager
  • Kingston University used HomeCurrencyPay to help improve their international student’s payment experience. Watch the videos below to see how, as well as what one their students had to say.

Having worked closely with them to create bespoke packages that work perfectly with their requirements, we understand what makes the education sector different. We also appreciate that a primary school has very different needs to those of a university. So while you might need to speed up service in the Students’ Union bar or campus fast food outlet, the school just up the road is more concerned with the easy processing of dinner money fees.

A school, college or university is a complex operation. You might need several billing structures and payment methods. One thing you can’t afford is for this to create multiple accounting requirements, difficult administration or payment delays. When you work with us, we’ll put you in personal contact with a senior manager with plenty of experience in the education sector. That way you will be able to identify the best options for you to improve your student experience by making it easier for them to pay for key items 24/7.

Primary/Secondary or Academy Schools

We do our best to provide schools with the ability to improve their payment processes for both students and parents, to make payments quicker and easier whether it’s for school dinners, trips, uniforms or photos.

With relationships with like minded partners to support the sector, we have solutions to make reconciling payments far more efficient, with access to dynamic reporting against student accounts, classes or across the whole school.

If you are a school looking to introduce a card payment system, whether this be online or face-to-face payments, or looking to change your current card processor – we can help tailor a solution to your specific needs. For more information please contact our education specialist, Julia Watson at

Higher or Further Education Institutions 

With an increasing number of overseas students coming to the UK to study, it’s good to know that Global Payments is uniquely placed to help you profit from this. We are able to help you accept a variety of card types including: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Global Network, American Express and China's UnionPay and receive funds directly into your domestic bank account.

By having us on your team, you can target these students by making it easier for them to pay for everything from their tuition fees or accommodation to their books, all in their own currency. This will help them to budget, make payments in a way they trust and understand and eliminate their constant need for cash.We know your customers… your students want this, as we discovered when we went on campus. Watch the video and see what the students had to say. For more information please contact our education specialist, Julia Watson at

Considering a New Card Payments Processor?

This decision needs to be taken carefully and there are many benefits to review when considering Global Payments including:

  • Commercial Benefit – improving cost efficiencies
  • Product Solutions – tailored to your specific requirements
  • Excellent support with PCI DSS compliance, Fraud and Reporting
  • Relationship Management
  • Credible partner with an education presence with strong partnerships with providers in the sector.

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