Payment Gateway

What a Payment Gateway Offers

A payment gateway is the service that automates the payment transaction between the shopper and merchant. It can be obtained directly from the acquiring bank or from a third-party service that deals with the processes, verification and acceptance or decline of credit card transactions. This is done on behalf of the merchant, through secure internet connections.

The payment gateway is the infrastructure that allows a merchant to accept credit card and other forms of electronic payment. Payment gateways offer a secure environment for your customers to process payments. Payment gateways protect credit card details by concealing sensitive information through means of encryption, such as credit card numbers, to ensure that information is passed securely between the customer and the merchant and also between merchant and the payment processor. Therefore payment gateways offer the highest levels of security.

A payment gateway is designed as a bridge between the merchant and the acquiring bank. Its purpose is to facilitate the transfer of information between a payment portal and the front end processor or acquiring bank. A payment gateway isn’t necessarily owned by the bank, and you can use someone else’s payment gateway with your merchant account and the bank.

Assistance with Payment Gateway Setup

Starting Business offer a range of secure payment gateway services for your company’s needs. We will help you to find the right payment gateway from a suitable acquiring bank or third party, based upon the structure of your company and the services that will be offered.

Finding the right payment gateway through Starting Business will assist you to establish an efficient and practical payment solution for your business needs. We can assist you in finding a payment processing gateway to facilitate your company’s online payments.

To learn more about any of the payment gateway services Starting Business can assist you with, please Contact Us today.

If you are ready to begin the merchant account application procedure, please complete our Merchant Account Application form.