First Atlantic Commerce delivers online payment solution to WindReach Bermuda

FAC’s realtime credit card processing services enable WindReach to accept donations via the Internet

Hamilton, Bermuda. March 2, 2010. First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a local Bermuda company that provides international online payment and fraud management solutions, and WindReach Bermuda, a charitable organisation dedicated to special needs persons and seniors, today announced they are working together to enable WindReach to receive online donations and eventually, payment for use of WindReach facilities, via their website.

FAC is a PCIcertified payment solutions provider dedicated to providing businesses with custom, online payment and risk management solutions. FAC’s payment gateway is now integrated to WindReach’s website to provide them with realtime credit card processing, which enables their visitors to make donations online. Funds are settled to WindReach’s merchant account at CAPITAL G Bank.

WindReach is an all inclusive and accessible community facility that exists to enrich the quality of life for people with special needs. Established in 1999, the charity is for use by persons of all ages, abilities and special needs, including Bermuda’s growing senior population. WindReach offers educational, therapeutic and recreational programmes to foster inclusion and interaction between the able-bodied and the special needs communities.

WindReach visitors are made up of the clients of some 100 organizations that use the facility as an important component of their programmes including the Ministry of Education, the MidAtlantic Wellness Institute, Bermuda Autism Support & Education and Senior Citizen homes. As well, people recovering from injuries and those needing physical therapy and job training use the facility.

“We are thrilled to be assisting WindReach with their online payment processing needs,” said FAC’s Relationship Manager, Vivian Curtis. “They now have the ability to accept donations online, which can only help in their goal to raise money for such an amazing charity.”

WindReach Development Director Theresa Hall said: “Our relationship with FAC has opened up a wide range of opportunities for us. We have started by accepting online donations, but as we go forward, we hope to accept payment for facility bookings, petting zoo tours, sensory room rentals and merchandise.”

Should you be interested in making a donation to WindReach, please visit For more information on FAC, please visit

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading Internet, multicurrency payment and fraud risk solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure cardbased payment solutions for ebusinesses, FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements.

FAC provides merchants with multicurrency payment solutions in addition to fraud and data management services including AVS, CVV2/CVC2/CID, 3D Secure™ and IP Geolocation in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and the Latin American Caribbean Region. For more information, please visit

About WindReach

WindReach is a Bermuda registered charity offering programmes and activities that provide educational, therapeutic and recreational opportunities. WindReach programmes help persons with disabilities to develop the skills they need to integrate into the broader community and lead a more productive life. WindReach exists to enrich the quality of life for people with special needs. For more information, please visit.

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