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 provide cutting-edge payments and software solutions all under one roof to help startups to enterprise businesses simplify commerce and cultivate their vision of success. Leveraging our unparalleled global presence and deep local-market expertise, we deliver highly competitive ecommerce and unified commerce 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

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Solutions for > 3.5M businesses


Partner with > 1,300 leading financial institutions globally

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Support more than 140 payment types

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Easy to do business with > 3,500 global sales professionals

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Approximately $8.6B adjusted net revenues + network fees

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Approximately 24,000 employees


50B transactions processed annually


24/7 service in over 16 languages

Driving Innovation

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.
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Our History

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. In 2019, we combined with TSYS to form the leading pure play payments technology company, bringing the value chain of payments under one roof to better serve our customers around the world. Today, Global Payments is a worldwide leader in delivering the total value of payments and integrated software solutions.

Explore our heritage through this interactive timeline.