First Data Corp. reported this morning that operating margins across its Payment Services, Merchant Services and Card Issuing Services units, exceeded 20% for the second quarter. Card Issuing Services posted operating profits of $85 million, an increase of 5%, while revenue of $376 million was relatively flat. During 2Q/01 FDC completed the acquisition of PaySys International. Payment Services reported that revenue was up 18% to $668 million and profits up 22% to $192 million. Worldwide Western Union money transfer transactions increased 23% to 26.3 million. International money transfer transactions increased 45% year over year. Merchant Services had revenue of $525 million, a 20% boost compared to the same period last year. Merchant acquiring volumes and transactions both grew 10% for the quarter. The TeleCheck business handled more than 16.9 million ECA transactions. FDC’s eONE Global business, formed last fall, reported $20 million in revenue for the second quarter, primarily from its government payments business, now known as govONE Solutions. For complete details on FDC’s second quarter performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).