The leading payments technology and card business in Africa, Verve has collaborated with the Discover Global Network, recently in NewYork to launch the Verve Global Card.
The initiative encompasses a benefit which was stated :Cardholders will now have the ability to use their Verve Global Cards on the Discover Global Network which provides acceptance in more than 190 countries and territories. This will expand Verve’s existing suite of tailored payment products and solutions for its customers.
Recently, the first transaction occurred at Swarovski in New York City, which enabled High Executives from First Bank, Access Bank and Fidelity Bank to purchase various items from Swarovski using their Verve Global Card on the Discover Global Network to prove its effectiveness.
Furthermore, it was stated that, the agreement with Discover Global Network will facilitate new international and cross border transaction capabilities for Verve Global Card customers, meeting the needs of its increasingly global customer base.
According to Verve, it was noted that, :Holders of the new card can make payments outside Africa on the Discover Global Network which includes anywhere Discover, Diners Club International and Pulse and affiliate network cards are accepted. Verve Global Card also delivers additional benefits to cardholders including broad reward and loyalty schemes; benefits that are available both locally and internationally.
The Group Managing Director of Interswitch’s Mitchell Elegbe, commented on the initiative, the agreement with Discover Global Network will enable Verve to compete with other global card offerings, providing cardholders with an enhanced customer experience when transacting globally outside Nigeria. Creating a solution which facilitates international payments for our consumers will help to eliminate existing barriers and simplify the process when transacting abroad.
The senior vice president of international markets at Discover Ricardo Leite interjected that: It is important to us that we are working with groups around the world to extend acceptance for their cardholders. At Discover, we recognize the importance of being able to use your card of choice no matter where you are traveling.”
Verve International Divisional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike Ogbalu III, opined on this great achievement saying, “The launch of the Verve Global Card, provides consumers with the ability to transact globally across the US and other countries, addressing challenges that many Nigerians have experienced while travelling abroad. Our partnership with Discover Global Network will help us to optimize the overall experience of every Verve Global card holder by guaranteeing consistent and efficient payment solutions regardless of where they are in the world.”