Standard Account PCI Compliance
Becoming PCI compliant with our Standard
Account is FREE.
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
Now the good news...
We want to provide our customers with the best opportunity to become
compliant and ensure that your customer’s data is protected
and secure. Therefore we have teamed up with Sysnet, a PCI Security
Standards Council–accredited Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
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?
All customers have 90 days to become compliant,
however failure to comply will attract a non-compliance fee of
£40 per month (or equivalent) for each MID a merchant operates
that is not PCI DSS compliant. If a merchant transitions from
being compliant to being non-compliant; this fee will not be charged
for the first 90 days of non-compliance.
Is Web Merchant Services compliant?
Yes, we have been compliant since 2008 (two years before it became
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) Requirements.
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
Official PCI Security Standards website: www.pcisecuritystandards.org