TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced the signing of a long-term payments
agreement with MLS Direct Network of Birmingham, Ala. Through its
Merchant Services segment, TSYS will provide full-service payment
processing services, in addition to chargeback processing, technical
support, and risk management services.
“We are pleased to join MLS Direct Network as their payment processing
service provider,” said Mark Pyke, president of TSYS’ Merchant Services
segment. “This new relationship extends our reach to provide service and
support to an organization that offers its cooperative buying network
members benefits they might not have access to on their own.”
“We are excited about our new relationship with TSYS,” said Andy Pitts,
president of MLS Direct Network. “Our decision to partner with TSYS was
based on its breadth of services and support, plus its commitment to
customers’ success, which aligns with the growth of our business.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
At TSYS, (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people —
not the other way around. We call this belief "People-Centered PaymentsSM."
By putting people at the center of every decision we make, with
unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS is able to support
financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80
countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as
services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare and more,
we make it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe
and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.
TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices
spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides
services to more than half of the top 20 international banks, is a
Fortune 1000 company and was named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical
Companies by Ethisphere magazine. For more information, please visit us
About MLS Direct Network
MLS Direct Network, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., acquires
merchants throughout the U.S. for credit and debit card processing
utilizing offices located throughout the U.S., including Hawaii. In
2012, MLS Direct processed $3.6 billion in credit card processing
through its provider networks. For more information, go to www.mlsdirectnetwork.com.