PayHuddle wins D-PAS accreditation to help implement Discover solutions

21 June 2018 3 min. read

Indian payments solution firm PayHuddle has just received a significant boost for its international operations, having won an accreditation from EMVCo-member Discover Global Network, thereby enabling it to offer consulting services in the D-PAS domain, incorporating alliance partners Diners Club International and PULSE. 

Operating in the same league as Mastercard, Visa and American Express, Discover is an EMV-standard payment solutions firm that offers services in the debiting & prepaid, commerce, digital acceptance & exchange, and the business-to-business (B2B) payment domains.

The firm runs a mammoth operation worldwide, with over 105 million Discover cardholders across 190 countries, who have a collective spending capacity in excess of $300 billion. One principle that governs these operations is a strong faith in strategic alliances, which, among other things, has led to the incorporation of Diners Club International, PULSE, and at least ten other alliance partners into its payment networks.

Drawing on this collaborative approach, the firm issues a D-PAS end-to-end certificate to local payment solutions firms, which subsequently have the authority to offer consulting support to clients looking to implement Discover payment solutions. PayHuddle of India is the latest to have received the D-PAS certification.

PayHuddle wins D-PAS accreditation, will help implement Discover solutions

Founded last year, PayHuddle is a consulting firm that offers solutions in the specific domain of EMV-based financial transactions. Operating out of Bangalore, the firm’s services include pre-certification consulting, simulators, live test analysers, and subsequently certification consulting for clients across the world.

The FinTech revolution has arrived in India, and a major component of the new paradigm is the transformation of financial transactions. PayHuddle possesses substantial expertise in the near-field communication domain, and will be of tremendous value in a market where contactless payment remains at a relatively nascent stage.

Commenting on receiving the accreditation, PayHuddle CEO Prakash Sambandam said, “We are very excited to be accredited by Discover Global Network to provide D-PAS consulting services. This will allow Discover clients and partners to leverage the extensive knowledge of our consultants, At PayHuddle®, we have been providing consulting services to acquirers and issuers in the South Asian region very successfully. This accreditation adds to our offerings and now our customers can leverage our additional expertise on D-PAS and bring their solutions to market faster and better.”

Indranil Chakraborty, the Head of Innovation at the firm added, “We began this journey last year, and the few months of interaction with Discover Global Network has completely convinced us of the potential that it offers us at a global level. This accreditation empowers us to immensely diversify our service offerings and expand our market reach as well.”