Account PCI Compliance
PCI DSS was made compulsory
for processing card payments from Feb 2010.
Please note that PCI compliance with our Standard Account
PCI Compliance is the Payment Card Industry Data Security
Standard, a world-wide benchmark mandated by
the card schemes for the protection of cardholder
identity and transaction information. If you are not
covered and do not comply with the standard you could
face substantial fines imposed by card schemes or result
in permanently being barred from using card acceptance
programmes, should a security breach occur.
Now the good news...
We have teamed up with Trustwave, a PCI Security Standards
Council–accredited Qualified Security Assessor
(QSA) and ASV. This service is FREE with our standard
account. However this is # optional as you can
opt to receive this service from an external provider
and send us a copy of your certificate once compliant.
For a list of providers please
Isn't this just another way
of getting more money out of businesses?
Not at all. This is for the benefit of all concerned.
80% of all online fraud occurs using stolen or missused
payment details. No matter where you go to become
PCI compliant you will have to pay a fee.
What if I don't want to become PCI compliant?
If you decide not to become compliant then you can
still open an account with us. However please remember
that you could face substantial fines and even be
barred if you do not.
Is Web Merchant Services compliant?
Yes, we have been compliant since 2008.
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global
forum, launched in 2006, that is responsible for the
development, management, education, and awareness
of the PCI Security Standards, including: the Data
Security Standard (DSS), Payment Application Data
Security Standard (PA-DSS), and Pin-Entry Device (PED)
All of the five founding members have agreed to incorporate
the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each
of their data security compliance programs. Each founding
member also recognizes the QSAs and ASVs certified
by the PCI Security Standards Council as being qualified
to validate compliance to the PCI DSS.
For much more information, including an FAQ's section
and the ability to download the relevant documentation,
please click here
Official PCI Security Standards website: www.pcisecuritystandards.org