First Data Corp. announced today that it is acquiring PayPoint from BP.
“This transaction underscores a strong and strategic commitment First Data has made to meeting the future payment needs of merchants in growth segments such as petroleum, supermarket and QSR,” said Scott Betts, president of First Data Merchant Services. “Our first priority is to ensure new benefits and continued quality service for PayPoint clients, and to complete the BP implementation. Both First Data and PayPoint clients will benefit from the combined strength of First Data and PayPoint. It will enable us to deliver market- specific payment-processing solutions to more merchants. That includes capitalizing on First Data’s ongoing success in penetrating the PIN-based debit market,” Betts added.