First Atlantic Commerce announces new online gateway capabilities for merchants across Canada

Real-time, online payment gateway expands into Canada together with Bluefin’s PCI validated P2PE solution, through its Virtual Terminal product for Call Centers

Hamilton, Bermuda and Atlanta, GeorgiaMay 8, 2018.  First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global online payment gateway and payment solutions provider, is now available in Canada to online Canadian merchants.

FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that delivers customized and flexible online credit and debit card processing to businesses in the Latin American Caribbean Region including the Caribbean and Central America, Europe, the US, Mauritius and now, Canada.

In addition to FAC’s feature rich payment platform, FAC can provide merchants with PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions through its Virtual Terminal via its partner, Bluefin Payment Systems.

Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting data Interaction within a PCI-approved point of entry device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Data decryption is only done offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM).

FAC’s P2PE call center solution utilizes the PCI approved P2PE ID Tech SREDKey, enabling back office administrators to securely key enter Mail Order Telephone Order (MOTO) payments through its Virtual Terminal.

PCI P2PE certified devices are more secure and designed to detect tampering.  If malicious activity is detected, the device is automatically deactivated, preventing a breach at the point of entry. PCI P2PE includes a built in chain of custody process for managing PCI P2PE certified devices.

“FAC’s best-in-class gateway is now available to Canadian merchants looking to enhance their payment security, save time, and reduce PCI compliance and scope with Bluefin’s PCI validated P2PE,” said Chris Burns, CEO of FAC.  “Having worked with many international merchants that also have operations in Canada, we are excited to now be able to service the Canadian market.”

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider that specializes in the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Bermuda, FAC provides merchants with multi-currency online payment solutions, tokenization services and PCI validated Point to Point Encryption solutions.  As well, FAC provides merchants and banks with fraud management services including AVS-only, CVV, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Mauritius and the Latin American Caribbean Region. Customers include Sandals, Digicel, PriceSmart and Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).  For more information, please visit

About Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin provides the leading payment security platform that supports payment gateways, processors and ISV’s in more than 20 countries. Bluefin’s secure payment platform is key to the holistic approach to data security. Designed to complement EMV and tokenization, Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point (P2PE) solutions provide a solid security defense against current and future data breaches. Bluefin supports point of sale solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit