The State of New York has signed a long- term agreement to use Global Payments Inc.’s comprehensive processing services for its first statewide payment-processing program.
Under the terms of the agreement, Global Payments will provide credit and debit card authorization and settlement, as well as check processing, ACH, and wire payment services to all participating New York state agencies. A variety of other agencies and associations, such as counties, cities, towns, non- profit schools, libraries and other public authorities may also take advantage of this program.
Using Global Payments’ end-to-end services, the State of New York will offer a convenient way to pay for licenses, taxes, permits, fees and other government services. Electronic payments including credit and debit cards and checks will be accepted at the point-of-sale, through optional Interactive Voice Response systems, over the Internet and within kiosks that will be strategically located in state offices and malls.
“With this new payment program, residents now have the flexibility of making payments electronically, as well as choosing from several location options to make payments more convenient. New York benefits by receiving the funds in a more timely and cost effective manner,” said Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services, Kenneth J. Ringler, Jr. “Having a statewide contract with Global Payments also allows us to streamline the setup process and take advantage of larger volume discounts,” he said.
“We are very pleased to be working with the State of New York to offer residents their first electronic payment processing option,” said President and CEO of Global Payments, Paul R. Garcia. “Global understands the needs of government for secure and reliable service, and we look forward to the opportunity to build a long and successful relationship with the State of New York,” he said.
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) provides a broad range of support services that facilitate the operations of State government, and also assist local governments, public authorities and public and private agencies. OGS offers numerous services to clients throughout the Empire State, including property management, design and construction, telecommunications, information technology, procurement and, various support services.
Global Payments Inc. is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services to merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada the United Kingdom and Europe. Global Payments offers a comprehensive line of payment solutions, including credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, check guarantee, check verification and recovery, terminal management and funds transfer services. Global’s Web address is [http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com].