First Atlantic Commerce expands its reach in Central America

Providing an optimized payment experience with local currencies for merchants and banks around the world

Hamilton, Bermuda. November 15, 2017 — First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global online payments technology company, today announced its expansion of online credit card processing services across Central America.

The Bermuda-based, Level 1 PCI compliant payment gateway can now offer payment solutions to merchants in Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua through a new integration to a processor in the region.

This expands the company’s current credit and debit card processing offering to companies and banks in Europe, Mauritius, the US, Canada, Panama, Bermuda and across the Caribbean, and positions FAC as the most well connected gateway in the Central American and Caribbean territories.

FAC’s merchants will benefit from online credit card processing and settlement in multiple Central American currencies including Costa Rican Colones, Honduran Lempira, Guatemalan Quetzal, Nicaraguan Cordoba and Panamanian Balboa.

In addition to delivering multi-currency, payment processing services, FAC provides the first PCI validated P2PE call center solution for companies in Latin America Caribbean, further enhancing this new offering across Central America.

Chris Burns, CEO of FAC said: “FAC provides a best–in-class, feature-rich payment gateway to help merchants get paid and grow their business. Ecommerce in Central America is growing and we are delighted to be a part of that development by servicing companies based in these jurisdictions.”

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider.  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 Europe, Mauritius and the Latin American Caribbean Region.  For more information on First Atlantic Commerce, please visit