American Express & Windcave

DateTuesday, 16 March 2021

AMEX & Windcave

Windcave becomes official acquiring partner with American Express in New Zealand.

Windcave is pleased to announce that it is now an acquiring partner to American Express in New Zealand. Making your instore, online or unattended payment experience even more seamless with your customers.

This is part of strategic initiative to further enhance our consolidated payment offering and creates a more seamless omni-channel solution for all your payment methods.

"The partnership with American Express is an example of how Windcave strives to simplify payment solutions for businesses.

This partnership marks a milestone for Windcave acquiring as this adds one of the most popular payment methods in New Zealand to our offering

We can now offer all popular payment methods in New Zealand through Windcave merchant services."

- Sheraz Zahid, Global head – Acquiring Solutions

“For American Express, it’s always a priority to provide as many places for our Card Members to use their cards as possible. Thanks to our new partnership with Windcave and our own efforts to expand our merchant network, since the start of 2019 American Express Card® members can now use their American Express Cards at more than 22,000 additional places across New Zealand.

We look forward to giving our Kiwi Card Members more options to use their American Express Card, and to see a greater number of local businesses receive the benefits of having our customers spend with them.”

-Rob Bourne, American Express NZ Country Manager

What this means for you?

Previously to accept American Express or JCB cards as a payment method you would need to apply for a separate account with American Express to obtain an American Express merchant ID and then notify your payment gateway or EFTPOS network provider to enable the payment method. Now this can all be done through Windcave with no additional application process as part of the unified approach to merchant services.

Windcave’s unified merchant services platform delivers all popular payment methods, across multiple channels with settlement in full, next-business day to New Zealand businesses.

About American Express

American Express was founded in 1850, and has over 100 million card members worldwide. American Express issues a wide range of local consumer and business credit cards, including leading Airpoints™ earning products in partnership with Air NZ. There are already tens of thousands of warmly welcoming American Express merchants, growing each year.

Stats about American Express and why you should start accepting it as a payment method.

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

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About JCB.

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. Its acceptance network includes 34 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in the world. JCB cards are now issued in 24 countries and territories with more than 140 million card members.

How to start accepting American Express.

Whether you are an existing Windcave customer or considering to join Windcave, get in touch and let them know you would like to start accepting American Express and their friendly team will take you through the process.