“First Atlantic
Commerce (FAC)
is a leading
international online
payment solutions




International Online Payment Solutions

Our Executve Team

christopher Burns, ceo

Christopher Burns is Chief Executve Ofcer of First Atlantc Commerce. He joined FAC in 2004 and was appointed CEO in September, 2011. Christopher has extensive experience in internatonal, ofshore and domestc card payments systems and ecommerce acquiring. Prior to the post of CEO, Christopher served as SVP of Business Development at FAC, where he was responsible for all aspects of client relatonship management, bank acquirer relatonships and strategic partnerships. He holds a BA (hons) degree in Business Management and worked in the UK for many years before returning to Bermuda.

Ronnie Viera, coo

Ronnie Viera has spent more than a decade heading up Informaton Technology departments in three diferent companies including The Argus Group, a Bermuda insurance company; Capital G Bank Limited, a Bermuda-based bank; and from 2000-2004, First Atlantc Commerce. He has over 30 years of experience in IT and Operatons. Ronnie is a Certfed Informaton Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certfed Informaton Security Manager (CISM) and a
Certfed Informaton Systems Auditor (CISA). He also has experience across various industries including Banking, Insurance and E-Commerce. Prior to his post as COO, Ronnie was SVP of Informaton Technology & Operatons.

corinne leite, CFO

Corinne Leite has a Bachelor of Business Administraton degree from Simon Fraser University in Britsh Columbia, Canada and is a member of the Canadian Insttute of Chartered Accountants. She has over 15 years of experience as a senior fnance executve across a variety of industries, both public and private. Most recently, she has provided senior executve consultng services to a breadth of Bermuda based companies. Corinne is responsible for the
fnance team as well as the corporate administraton of the company

Tricia Lines Hill, Senior Vice President

Business Development & Marketng Communicatons

Tricia Lines Hill has 20 years of experience in global marketng, corporate communicatons and business development. She has worked as a publisher, journalist and editor for newspapers, global trade magazines, real estate journals and internatonal business newsleters. She is currently director and principal of a Bermuda-based publishing company and director of a Bermuda-based retail operaton. She has also served as director of a Bermuda based ISP as well as a Bermuda-based corporate services company. Tricia holds a BA from Guelph University in Canada and a Master’s degree in Internatonal Business from Webster University in the US. Tricia is responsible for merchant acquisiton and client relatonship management as well as FAC’s marketng and strategic communicaton eforts.


We power secure, mult-currency payments for Internet merchants around the globe, 24 x 7, 365 days of the year.

Our payment solutons are tailored to meet each individual merchant’s business needs, with a range of standalone pre and payer authentcaton and online fraud management services available to ensure end-to-end coverage of all online processing requirements.

Global Online Payment Solutons

  • Internatonal Merchant Accounts
  • Visa, MasterCard and American Express internatonal credit card processing
  • Ukash
  • Moneybookers
  • Check Issuing & EFT
  • Alternatve & Domestc Payment Optons
  • Verifed by Visa and MasterCard® SecureCode™
  • Address Verifcaton Services (AVS) and Card ID
    Verifcaton (CVC), including CVV2 for Visa, CVC2 for
    MasterCard® and CID for American Express
  • Transacton Screening Services

“Our payment
solutions are
tailored to meet
each individual
business needs”

First AtlAntic commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading international online payment solutions provider that provides businesses and banks across the globe with custom payment and risk management solutions.

Founded in 1998, the Bermuda-based company is a PCI- certified payment gateway and registered ISO in the Latin America Caribbean Region.

In addition to global credit and debit card processing, FAC supports alternative payment options including online cash payment types, voucher based services, eWallets, prepaid cards, bank transfers and electronic funds transfer (EFT) services.

We deliver customized and flexible online payment solutions to international corporations across the globe. Our range of online payment solutions enables merchants to expand their Internet-based businesses into new regions and countries, through a single point of contact.

our mission

Our mission is to offer our merchants and acquiring banks outstanding levels of service based on more than a decade of experience in the international, multi-currency payments and online fraud management space.

We provide world-class solutions to our merchants and acquiring banks of all sizes and across many countries. We provision solutions that others do not even realize exist, and we have a proven track-record of delivering outside-of-the-box services that directly address merchant challenges.

Our mission is simply to be the best at what we do.

“Our mission
is simply to
be the best at
what we do.”


We also have many years of expertse providing solutons tailored to the specifc needs of certain industries. Our teams are well-versed in structuring solutons that other companies have been unable to provide.

We ofer payment solutons to various client sectors including, but not limited to:

  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Ticket & Event Management
  • Retail
  • Pre-paid phone cards & VoIP
  • Digital Content
  • Internet & Technology
  • Licensed Forex
  • Social Gaming

The benefts and features of our solutons go hand-in-hand with enabling internatonal online merchant businesses to expand around the world. Through our network of acquiring banks, companies can expand into new countries, ofering customers in those geographies the opportunity to pay for goods and services in their local currencies.

FAc Payment Gateway Key Features

  • PCI compliant gateway
  • Secure real-tme processing & web-based transacton
  • Direct merchant accounts with leading acquiring banks
    around the globe
  • Mult-currency, mult-jurisdictonal setlement via a single
  • Flexible Batch Processing
  • Call Centre Processing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Hosted Payment Page
  • Tokenizaton/Card Storage
  • Virtual Terminal
  • Daily setlement (terms apply)
  • Alternatve payments
  • Local payments
  • Fraud management solutons



  1. Cardholder places order and enters credit card details.
  2. Merchant submits purchase details
    over secure connecton to FAC
  3. FAC formats data and sends to the
    appropriate processor.
  4. Acquiring bank processor submits
    authorisaton request to credit card
    network (like Visa or MasterCard).
    The credit card network then routes
    to the issuer (the bank that issued
    the credit card to the customer).


  1. Issuing bank responds with an approval (and auth code) or decline.
  2. The processor responds to FAC with

    the response.

  3. FAC updates its systems and returns

    the message to the merchant.

  4. The merchant provides a real tme

    response to the cardholder


  1. FAC submits the daily setlement fle to the processor
  2. The processor clears the fle
    through Interchange.
  3. The cardholder is debited for the
    purchase and the merchant’s bank
    account is credited.


We have designed a range of powerful solutons that provide online merchants around the world with data to help them protect their businesses from fraudulent transactons, chargebacks and unauthorized payments.

Pre-Authentication Services

Our Address Verifcaton Services (AVS) and Card ID Verifcaton are available as part of our payment processing services, or as a standalone soluton in conjuncton with a merchant’s existng payment gateway solutons.

Payer authentication — Verified by Visa and mastercard® securecode™

Merchants around the world are able to protect themselves from fraudulent transactons, chargebacks and unauthorized payments with our cGate®SecureVerify soluton, which is based on the Card Associatons’ 3-D Secure™ technology.

Transacton Screening Services

FAC provides merchants with various risk tools including Bin Blocking, Card Blocking, Transacton Data Monitoring, Manual Purchase History Reviews, Transacton Value Caps and Volume Limits.

FAC also works with a third party risk scoring system that provides maximum protecton for some of the world’s best known companies. Hundreds of variables are analyzed to give the merchant a clear picture of the risk associated with each transacton.





We support internatonal banks wantng to expand their merchant acquiring businesses by providing them with a range of mult-currency payments and online fraud management services that they can ofer to their Internet merchants.

Our solutons are available to acquiring banks in jurisdictons around the world and are ofered on an integrated or standalone basis.


“Our solutions are
available to any
acquiring bank, in
any jurisdiction,
and are offered on
an integrated or
standalone basis.”


Pre-authentcaton Services

north American Address Verifcaton Services (AVS) and Card ID Verifcaton (CVC), including CVV2 for Visa, CVC2 for MasterCard, and CID for American Express, can be ofered to merchants to help maximize sales as part of their order screening process. These solutons help to screen fraudsters and validate online credit cards.

3-d secure™ services

Our 3-D Secure™ soluton, cGate®SecureVerify, is available to any acquiring bank (and their merchants), in any geographic locaton, as long as the acquiring bank has signed the Enrolment Agreement with Visa and MasterCard for the services. FAC’s payer authentcaton solutons are available as either a standalone 3-D Secure™ service (3-D Secure™ only) or with payment authorisaton/gateway services.

Payment Gateway services

We have developed an in-house unique host translaton module, designed by our teams to facilitate a speedy and seamless integraton of our secure payment platorms into an acquiring bank’s processing platorm.

Our powerful, scalable, payment gateway facilitates mult-currency processing, and a range of check out optons for your merchants to ofer on their web sites, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Our technology enables Internet merchants to pre-authorise, capture, reverse and refund transactons via our payment gateway in real-tme, batch or manually, using our Virtual Terminal soluton.

It also provides acquiring banks, and their merchants, with real-tme web reportng, via a secure login, to view all transactons sent through our platorm.


At FAC, we truly believe in the power of partnering with the world’s best organisatons. Our relatonships enhance everything that we do for our merchants and our acquiring bank clients and we are stronger because of our partners.

Here are just some of the partnerships we have established:















Contact informaton

locaton & Courier address
Thistle House
2nd Floor
4 Burnaby Street
Hamilton, HM 11

mailing Address
Suite 498,
48-Par-la-Ville Road,
Hamilton, HM 11

Tel: 441.296.5598 or 441.294.4622
Fax: 441.295.6855 or 441.295.6708

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