PCI Compliance

It’s one thing to implement a payment processing solution and another to combine it with peace of mind. As your payment processing solution consultants, CardChoice understands that when your customers trust you with their sensitive financial information, you must ensure their trust is safeguarded.

Established in 2006, the PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. This includes the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Requirements. The Council was founded by the five leading global payment brands — American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.

These brands have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs. All five payment-brands share equally in the Council’s governance, have equal input into the PCI Security Standards Council and share responsibility for carrying out the work of the organization.

Large corporations and small Internet stores alike require compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It is mandatory for all merchants who accept credit cards, online or offline, to meet the specific compliance requirements.

This Council has been established to guide merchants through maintaining and enhancing the PCI Security Standards by providing education and training to protect payment card data. There is a wealth of information on the organization’s website at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

CardChoice, by default integrates all PCI requirements in its offerings so that your payment processing solution complies with the security standards in practice from the first day of use.

PCI is not a governments’ passed law – but if a merchant wants to process credit cards as a convenience to their customers, failure to abide by PCI and the Brands regulations can directly impact the merchant’s ability to do so – and have a very real impact to their business as a result.

If you have a question regarding your pci compliance please contact us at pcicompliance@cardchoice.com

If you have an active merchant account with CardChoice International and ready to complete your PCI Certification, please log into our Compliance Portal Here