First Atlantic Commerce expands its e-commerce reach to Dominican Republic

FAC teams up with AZUL to enable merchants to accept online payments in Dominican Republic

Hamilton, Bermuda – October 29, 2020.  First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), an online payment gateway that specializes in the Caribbean and Central America, today announced its expansion of ecommerce services into the Dominican Republic via AZUL, one of the commercial brands of Servicios Digitales Popular and subsidiary of Grupo Popular.

FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that delivers customized and flexible online credit and debit card processing to companies across the Caribbean and Central America. The company also provides the first and only PCI validated P2PE solution for companies in the Latin American Caribbean Region as well as risk mitigation solutions to its merchants, banks and other gateways.

AZUL offers merchant and innovative account services for clients that want to accept payments for websites and mobile applications in the Dominican Republic.

Over the years, FAC has seen a rise in the demand for online payment solutions for merchants in the Dominican Republic.  The addition of AZUL to FAC’s merchant services providers means that FAC now works with banks across 22 jurisdictions in the Caribbean as well as 6 countries in Central America.

“We are excited to work with AZUL and offer our merchants the ability to accept payments in the Dominican Republic,” said Chris Burns, FAC’s CEO. “We had DR on our roadmap and I’m happy to say that it has come to fruition this year, especially now that the demand is even stronger amidst the pandemic and the need for merchants in DR to sell online.”

FAC and AZUL are already live with Pricesmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America and the Caribbean.

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider that specializes in the Caribbean.  FAC is headquartered in Bermuda and was established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for online businesses.  FAC provides merchants with multi-currency 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 the Latin American Caribbean Region (Central America, the Caribbean and Bermuda), the US and Canada.