READING, England, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Popular payment gateway now available for UK and European merchants processing in Pounds Sterling, Euros and USD
Authorize.Net, the small business solution from CyberSource, a Visa Inc. company (NYSE: V), today announced that small business merchants based in the UK can now use Authorize.Net's popular payment platform to accept and manage bank card transactions, fight fraud, store sensitive data and automate recurring transactions.
"Authorize.Net is the recognised market leader in the U.S meeting the needs of small business merchants and we are thrilled to now offer our solutions to small businesses across the UK," stated Simon Stokes, managing director EMEA at CyberSource. "With the addition of the Authorize.Net product suite, CyberSource is now able to serve merchants of all sizes throughout the UK, from home-based start-ups to the largest enterprise merchants. We are delighted to offer Authorize.Net's solutions, which are so popular in the United States, and we believe UK merchants will benefit greatly from Authorize.Net's stability, ease of use, and award winning support."
Authorize.Net has been a pioneering provider of e-commerce payment services since 1996. In the United States, Authorize.Net is a leading payment gateway for merchants, resellers and developers alike, thanks to its reputation as a secure and reliable platform for processing transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently over 380,000 merchants use Authorize.Net's services.
In addition to bank card processing, Authorize.Net provides merchants with standard fraud prevention tools, a virtual terminal and a website payments seal. Authorize.Net also offers a number of low-cost, value-adding services designed to assist merchants with managing their businesses. These services include:
- Recurring Billing - For merchants who process subscriptions or other payments on a recurring basis.
- Advanced Fraud Detection - A suite of fully customisable filters designed to recognise and report fraudulent transactions.
- Secure Data Storage- Allows merchants to store sensitive payment data on Authorize.Net's secure servers, potentially simplifying compliance with industry requirements and increasing overall payment security.
Additionally, for four years running, Authorize.Net's free customer support has received the Ace Award for Customer Service Excellence from the market research firm MarketTools.
The Authorize.Net Developer Center (http://developer.authorize.net) provides developers around the world with comprehensive resources for adding payment functionality to their client's solutions and applications. The Developer Center provides access to integration guides, sample code, testing tools and community forums. Information on how developers can market their solutions using the Authorize.Net affiliate and certification programs is also available.
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Authorize.Net provides simple pricing options depending on the needs of your business and the currencies you need to accept. Additional information is available at http://www.authorize.net/uk or by calling +44 (0) 203 564 4843.
CyberSource Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment management company. More than 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource and Authorize.Net brand solutions to process online payments, streamline fraud management and simplify payment security. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, and maintains offices throughout the world, with regional headquarters in Singapore, Tokyo, Miami, Sao Paulo and Reading, U.K. CyberSource operates in Europe under agreement with Visa Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersource.com.
About Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com.
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