Barclaycard Merchant Services has chosen Texas-based ClearCommerce's online payment processing and fraud protection software as part of its e-business initiative - ePDQ.
The ePDQ product aims to provide online retailers with a hosted, flexible e-commerce payment facility to enable them to trade on the Internet, ensuring the secure transmission and custody of card data.
The ClearCommerce Engine will process all online credit and debit card payments that occur at Barclaycard's merchant Web sites and provide the necessary fraud detection. Using the new software, Barclaycard will be able to offer its merchants a virtual PDQ for their online stores - a natural extension to their existing machines which take payment for goods by swiping the debit or credit card in-store, says the company.
Bill Thomson, head of Internet payments for Barclaycard Merchant Services says: "By extending our role as the acquiring bank and becoming involved at the transmission and secure transaction processing level, we can add to the strength of our service and brand."