SmartDebit, a leading provider of payment processing services in the UK, announces the completion of their new secured Direct Debit facility, ‘Stronghold’. SmartDebit has completed Stronghold, its brand new secured Direct Debit facility designed to provide secure and resilient signup and processing of Direct Debit payments. Payments security and availability is delivered through an array of fault tolerant systems, enterprise security and two disparate data centres backed by gigabit connectivity providing up to the second replication.
SmartDebit has set its ambitions high and is funding this substantial initiative as a brand new investment using the latest servers, security and appliances available. Stronghold seeks to provide the same security, comfort and dependency to merchants as consumers seek from the Direct Debit guarantee. SmartDebit believes Direct Debits should be dependable as they are so essential for many organisations’ successful operations, which is why Stronghold has been developed to deliver the level of security and resiliency often only associated with the payments offered by Credit Card firms.
“We believe that the security and resilience of Stronghold puts SmartDebit into a different league from other providers,” commented a spokesperson for SmartDebit. “Stronghold is a unique, ground-up application designed to maintain fully operational services to our clients for their peace of mind. Stronghold will also introduce PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) for the first time to Direct Debit processing; offering an innovation only SmartDebit is able to provide.”
Payment Solutions Ltd has been providing payment processing services in the UK and abroad since 1998. These include paper and paperless Direct Debits, credit cards, debit cards, cheques and postal orders. SmartDebit is an approved BACs Commercial Direct Debit Bureau and one of the UK’s leading Direct Debit Services. SmartDebit offers integrated solutions with a low cost, transparent fee structure, providing a complete offering from consultancy through to implementation, account management, processing and contingency.