TSYS Celebrates 10 Years of European Processing
COLUMBUS, Ga., and LONDON, 20 May, 2011 — TSYS today celebrates 10 Years of European Processing. TSYS began European processing in 2001 following the successful conversion of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s card portfolios on 21st May, with Allied Irish Banks converting on 18th June and NatWest on 30th July.
In the following years, TSYS has continued to grow its European business while ensuring the delivery of excellent services to its clients. A state-of-the-art data centre was built at Knaresborough, UK, to offer centralised European processing while UK and Dutch contact centre facilities allow TSYS to offer a full end-to-end managed services proposition. The acquisition of Card Tech Limited increased the product range and client base and allows TSYS to offer both outsourced processing solutions and a licensing option in Europe.
In the past decade, TSYS’ presence has continued to grow and TSYS now processes in excess of 40 million accounts and in excess of 1.2 billion transactions from its UK data centre, serving in excess of fifty clients across 22 European countries. TSYS now employs more than 1,000 team members in Europe from 10 locations.
“The 10 year anniversary marks a significant landmark for the TSYS enterprise," said Gaylon Jowers Jr., President, TSYS International. “It is the end of one stage of our successful evolution and the beginning of the next stage of our growth, further cemented by the recent appointment of Bob Evans as managing director, Europe.”
“TSYS has come a long way in Europe in the past 10 years and every team member should be very proud of what we have achieved together," said Bob Evans, managing director, Europe, TSYS. “Europe remains a key market for growth and we will continue to develop our European footprint.”
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) is reshaping a new era in digital commerce, connecting consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses and governments. Through unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS creates a better experience for buyers and sellers globally, supporting cross-border payments in more than 85 countries. Offering services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare, installments, money transfer and more, TSYS makes it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure payment transactions with trust and convenience.
TSYS’ global headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with other local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS serves approximately 400 clients in 85 countries, including relationships with more than half of the Top 20 international banks. For more information, please visit us at www.tsys.com.