Discover Financial Services, Diners Club Suspend All Actions To Pursue Registration In Russia

Discover Financial Services (DFS) and Diners Club International do not have any active partners in Belarus and Russia. There is no acceptance of Discover, Diners Club, Network Alliance Partners and PULSE in these countries and no cards are being issued there, Discover Financial Services said in a statement.

Before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Discover/Diners Club International was in the process of establishing a Russian branch office and registering it with the Central Bank of Russia as a foreign payment system operator. They have suspended all actions to pursue the registration in Russia at this time, Discover Financial said.

Discover Financial has suspended acceptance of cards issued by all Russian and Belarusian banks that run on the Discover Global Network, including through its partner networks.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Ice Cream maker Ben & Jerry's reportedly filed a lawsuit against parent and British consumer giant Unilever to stop the sale of its Israeli business to a local license-holder Avi Zinger. The company alleged that the decision was made without the approval of its independent board. The judge reportedly denied Ben & Jerry's application for a temporary restraining order against Unilever. J&M Foods is recalling certain Lavender Shortbread Cookies sold through department store chain Target Corp. due to undeclared allergens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. These packages were erroneously packed with Chocolate Chip Cookies and do not disclose the presence of a possible allergen, such as soy or eggs. A multi-state listeria outbreak that has killed one and sickened at least 23 others has been linked to Florida -based Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC. The outbreak strain has been reported from 10 states, resulting in 22 hospitalizations. One death has been reported from Illinois.
Follow RTT