CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features SegPay.
Segpay launched in June of 2005 as an EU IPSP and quickly earned a solid reputation among the webmaster community, our acquiring banks, and the Card Schemes. Based on our proven results in the EU, SegPay earned a US IPSP acquiring relationship and launched SegPay US in March of 2008. Today, SegPay has a global reach and has secured multiple acquiring relationships that support merchants in the US, Canada and the European Union and supports consumer payments globally.
SegPay EU is licensed as an Authorized Payment Institution under the Payment Services Directive (PSD) by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK; Reg. No. 584599. The PSD originated through European Legislation, aiming to establish a comprehensive set of rules, applicable to all Payment Services in the European Union. SegPay EU is one of the first IPSPs to earn this important authorization required by European Law.
Our state of the art processing engine is designed on industry standard technology and operates on Windows 2008 R2 Server and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. All application software and servers utilize the latest Microsoft.Net technologies. All web components are written in ASP.net 4.0 and Silverlight.net and all systems components are written in VB.Net 4.0. Our hardware is fully redundant with load balanced servers that are scalable both “upwards and outwards”. The servers reside in a 24/7/365 managed hosting facility.
At SegPay, the client always comes first! SegPay service is always a click, call or chat away. No need to queue up in extensive ticket systems waiting for help! SegPay professionals are here to help any time of day for you!
It took only three years for Cathy Beardsley to turn startup SegPay into a profitable company. As President and CEO, Beardsley oversees the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning for the company. SegPay is one of four companies approved by Visa USA to operate as a high risk Internet Payment Service Provider (IPSP) in the U.S. With more than 600 merchants, SegPay has become a top brand among IPSP’s in the U.S. and Europe.
SegPay offers webmasters a state-of-the-art billing platform that provides real time credit card, direct-debit and check authorization services; automated password management systems; advanced risk management; marketing tools; real time sales reporting; and an online Web interface that makes account changes fast and convenient.
Beardsley has more than a dozen years of experience leading and managing payment processing companies. Prior to founding SegPay, Beardsley was President for the Internet Billing Company (iBill). While at iBill she managed the sales, product development, marketing of the company. She was part of the management team that developed the operational strategy that lead to the successful sale of the company to Intercept in April of 2002 for $112 Million.
Prior to her IPSP work, Beardsley spent seven years with telecom giant MCI WorldCom. As Regional Business Manager, she was responsible for the allocation of a $600 million annual revenue plan to 10 branches. When WorldCom bought MCI, Beardsley took a key role ensuring the successful integration of the two companies.
Cathy earned a B.A. in Business Administration/ Marketing from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and a MBA in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Santa Clara. Outside of the office, Cathy, a formerly nationally-ranked swimmer, enjoys golf, the gym and keeping up with her three children.