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Barnardos co-hosts forum on credit card compliance

Barnardos co-hosts forum on credit card compliance for other organisations in Wellington, 8 April 2008


Not only is Barnardos New Zealand leading the way in on-line credit card security for not- for-profit organisations, but it is also helping others do the same.

On Tuesday 8 April, the child-focused organisation is co-hosting a five-hour forum in Wellington with Flo2Cash Ltd, on how to beef up security for on-line credit card payments.

Barnardos is one of the first not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand to address new Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). Flo2Cash Ltd, a New Zealand-based payment solutions company, was instrumental in helping Barnardos to become PCI-DSS compliant.

“Despite handling around 40,000 credit card transactions a year from donors, we’ve never had a security breach yet,” says Anne Collins, Information Support Services Manager at Barnardos.

“However, we recognised that it was in the interests of both our donors and ourselves to make sure that our payment processing system was as secure as possible. We have been working closely with Flo2Cash Ltd to achieve this.”

“Having gone through the PCI compliance process, we want to make it as easy as possible for others who have yet to do so.”

Adrian Feasey of Flo2Cash says, “The credit card processing environment has changed significantly in recent years. New requirements on how merchants store, process and transfer credit card information is one area that has received particular attention.”

“Working together with Barnardos and the merchant banks, Flo2Cash sees this Forum as a valuable opportunity to discuss the impact of PCI-DSS and explore strategies for dealing with it.”

Thirty representatives from other not-for-profit organisations will attend the forum.

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