Discover Financial Services today announced the launch of the innovative Discover Desk$hop virtual credit card, which provides Discover Cardmembers with one-click access to their online account, a convenient drag-and-drop mechanism for shopping on the Internet and real-time available credit balance information. Trintech, a leading provider of secure electronic payment infrastructure solutions, is powering the Discover Desk$hop’s form filling functionality with its PayGate NetIssuer virtual credit card solution.
Discover Desk$hop virtual credit card offers its Cardmembers several powerful benefits. By simply dragging and dropping the virtual card to an online merchant’s check out page, the time consuming form filling of payment pages is removed. Discover Desk$hop fully supports the Electronic Commerce Modeling Language standard. The privacy of consumer’s card details is protected with the highest level of Secure Socket Layer encryption and credit card security is enhanced by the PIN-protected access used when Cardmembers invoke their Discover Desk$hop virtual card.
Additionally, Internet customers can easily access the Discover Card Account Center through Discover Desk$hop, to check current and past transaction information sorted by date, description or amount; get available balance information and pay their Discover Card bills online. Cardmembers can also get their real-time balance information on the desktop and access Discover’s Internet ShopCenter.
Cardmembers can download the Discover Desk$hop software by visiting www.discovercard.com and clicking on the Desk$hop link. Trintech’s NetIssuer technology offers Discover Cardmembers an easy-to-install virtual credit card for Internet transactions. The Discover Desk$hop virtual card is available free of charge to registered users of the Discover Card Account Center.
“Discover Financial Services considers the Internet an extremely important medium for the exchange of goods and services for our Cardmembers and merchants,” says Colleen Zambole, vice president, Electronic Commerce, Discover Financial Services, Inc. “We are committed to providing our customers with a rewarding online shopping experience as well as enhancing the convenient and beneficial online services that our Cardmembers currently enjoy. For the first time, consumers have a single tool to facilitate both online purchasing and account management functions.” “Consumers have struggled to find a convenient and secure payment application for Internet shopping and Discover Financial Services is tackling this issue head on with its Discover Desk$hop product,” says John McGuire, CEO of Trintech. “Trintech worked closely with Discover Financial Services to provide the NetIssuer infrastructure that will speed up transaction times and lead to a more satisfactory payment experience for Cardmembers and merchants.”
Discover Card provides a selection of free, easy-to-use online services at www.discovercard.com to simplify everyday financial management for its Cardmembers. Selected features on the site include:
Account Center – where registered Cardmembers can access current and past transaction information and sort it to their preference by date, description or amount.
Discover [email protected] – allows Cardmembers to choose from a menu of free email notifications or reminders to regularly inform them about the status of their Account and stay up-to-date with their payments.
SmartCheck Payment Option – a free, convenient way for Cardmembers to pay their Discover Card bills online.
Internet ShopCenter – where Cardmembers can find numerous online discounts and special Cashback Bonus awards on thousands of products.
Discover Financial Services, a business unit of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., operates the Discover Card brands with more than 48 million Cardmembers and the Discover/Novus Network. The Network is the largest independent credit card network in the United States with more than 3.5 million merchant and cash access locations.
Founded in 1987, Trintech Group Plc. is a leading provider of secure electronic payment infrastructure solutions for card-based transactions in the physical world and over the Internet. The company offers a complete range of payment software products for credit, debit, commercial and procurement card applications, as well as being a world leader in the deployment of payment solutions for Internet commerce that are fully SSL and SET compliant. Trintech’s range of scalable open systems architecture solutions for UNIX and Windows NT platforms covers consumer, merchant and financial institution requirements for physical payments and the emerging world of electronic commerce. Trintech can be contacted in the U.S. at 2755 Campus Drive, San Mateo, CA 94003 (Tel: 650-227-7000) and in Ireland at Trintech Building, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 (Tel: 353-1-207-4000). Trintech can be reached on the Web at .