First Data enables payments around the world every second of every day for more than 6 million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers. As the recognized global payments processing leader, First Data makes those payment transactions secure, fast and easy, whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter.
Financial institutions and large and small businesses, as well as government agencies, rely on First Data to empower them to build stronger, more profitable customer relationships in a changing environment. Commerce continues to evolve and transform how consumers pay for goods and services -- from Seattle to London to Shanghai. This transformation, something we call Universal Commerce, is truly a new reality where consumers expect a more integrated buying experience that’s quick and consistent everywhere, anytime. Empowered by unprecedented access to information and connected by smart devices, consumers want to buy goods and services and manage their money in the most convenient and personalized way, and they expect transactions to be easy, seamless and secure.
Operating in 34 countries around the world, First Data’s strategic focus is to understand this transformation and help our clients capture customer loyalty through solutions that capitalize on it. First Data’s innovations in mobile payments, eCommerce and prepaid solutions as well as payment processing, fraud protection and authentication solutions, online banking, check guarantee and verification services and point-of-sale (POS) services provide our customers the tools they need to navigate in a rapidly evolving Universal Commerce world.
First Data entered the Australian market in 1992, offering electronic payment processing services. Our business includes Cashcard, the largest independent distributor of ATMs in Australia. In Australia and New Zealand, First Data meets the changing demands of customers in an evolving payments market. We operate the largest independent EFT (electronic funds transfer) processing network in Australia, processing the information behind the transactions that allow millions of consumers to pay for goods and services by credit, debit, check and Internet banking. First Data headquarters for the region are located in Sydney, Australia, with support centers in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as representative offices in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. First Data also has offices in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand.
Frank Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer
Ed Labry, Vice Chairman
Peter Boucher, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Barry McCarthy, President, Financial Services (interim)
John Elkins, President, First Data – International Regions
David Money, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Ray Winborne, Chief Financial Officer
5565 Glenridge Connector, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30342-4756
2012 Global Performance
Revenues $10.7 billion
Number of Employees 24,000
Merchant Locations 6.2 million
Financial Institutions 4000
Worldwide Transaction Volume 58 billion
First Data has business operations in 34 countries. Use our global site selector link to learn more about the areas we serve around the world.